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    1879 Washlady Quarter in Copper
    Judd-1591, PR66 Red Cameo
    Tied for Finest Known

    1879 25C Washlady Quarter Dollar, Judd-1591, Pollock-1784, Low R.7, PR66 Red Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Society Lady, better-known as the Washlady, here in the quarter denomination. Charles Barber's obverse depicts a Liberty head with her hair bound up behind. IN GOD WE TRUST appears in small letters at the upper border with the date below and stars seven left, six right. An eagle on the reverse has wings displayed, holding an olive branch and three arrows in the dexter and sinister claws, respectively, with the wings passing in front of both. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and E PLURIBUS UNUM are at the upper border with QUAR. DOLLAR below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The Washlady patterns are admired far more today than they were in the late 19th century; the pejorative moniker dates to the sale of the New York Coin & Stamp sale of Doughty Collection in April 1891, the term likely given by David Proskey. Perhaps 12 to 15 of the copper pieces survive today. This is a flaming red example with no trace of brown. A few tiny specks of carbon are seen, but are in no way detracting. Tied for finest known with one other piece (9/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535324)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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