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    1879 Washlady Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1604, PR65 Brown
    Fully Struck, Aqua and Rose Toning

    1879 $1 Washlady Dollar, Judd-1604, Pollock-1799, High R.6, PR65 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Charles Barber's "Washlady" design shows Liberty with abundant coiffed hair, wearing a band inscribed LIBERTY. Stars are arranged seven by six on the obverse periphery, separated by IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse features an standing eagle with spread wings. The border displays the remaining statutory legends, with E PLURIBUS UNUM widely spread. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com estimates 12 to 15 Judd-1604 patterns have survived. The "Washlady" nickname dates to the April 1891 auction of the F.W. Doughty Collection. The "Washlady" Liberty bust appears on 1879 patterns of all four silver denominations, dime through dollar. The present fully struck Gem displays exquisite rose-red and lime-green toning. Unabraded, though the grade is limited by a few small freckles of charcoal toning.
    Ex: Stetson University Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1993), lot 2423; Massachusetts Historical Society Auction (Bowers and Merena, 11/1994), lot 2556; Allison Parks Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 8/2015), lot 1300.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AGV, PCGS# 61982)


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