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    1879 Dime in Copper
    Judd-1585, PR66 Red
    Charles Barber's 'Washlady'
    Famous Pattern Design

    1879 10C Washlady Dime, Judd-1585, Pollock-1778, High R.6, PR66 Red PCGS. Ex: Bass-Simpson. Barber's celebrated "Washlady" design, a term that has been used to describe the abundantly coifed portrait since the nineteenth century. The head of Liberty faces left surrounded by the legend and the date is situated below. She is wearing a headband inscribed LIBERTY. The headband is ornamented with ears of wheat, cotton leaves, and bolls. On the reverse, the denomination is encircled by a ring of dots that is flanked by the ornamentally framed motto E PLURIBUS UNUM and a wreath of cotton and wheat. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Predominantly orange-red surfaces also exhibit blushes of lilac and hints of gunmetal-blue. No post-strike detractions are evident, though a slender lint mark is above the N in ONE. As of (10/20), PCGS has certified a dozen examples of this rare and popular Judd variety. Only four are certified as fully Red. Population: 3 in 66 Red, 0 finer (11/20).
    Ex: Lee Hewitt, 4/1972; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1110.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AGB, PCGS# 81962)


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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