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    1879 Coiled Hair Stella in Copper, Gilt
    Judd-1639, PR64 Cameo

    1879 $4 Coiled Hair Four Dollar, Judd-1639, Pollock-1839, Low R.7, PR64 Gilt Copper Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The reverse and the obverse peripheries feature the same design and legends as on the 1879 Flowing Hair, but the George T. Morgan Coiled Hair design of Liberty occupies the central obverse. The reverse is the same on all stellas. Struck in copper, gilt, with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com estimates that about a dozen pieces survive of the Judd-1639, including the gilt and copper examples together. Just like the Charles Barber 1879 Flowing Hair stella, the Morgan 1879 Coiled Hair was also produced in goloid metric three-piece sets. Here, the sets included the Judd-1622 and Judd-1631 goloid metric dollars. USPatterns notes that it is "unclear if they were were offered for the same price as Barber's." The three-piece sets were produced in goloid, copper (some gilt), aluminum, and white metal and were repeated in 1880. This is an exceptionally attractive Coiled Hair stella. The gilt is almost intact, a flake is located just below the ear of Liberty. The gilt was well done, so much so that the piece does in fact greatly resemble a coin struck in gold. The mint frost is thick over the devices, enough so for PCGS to give a Cameo designation. The fields are brightly mirrored on each side. A rare opportunity for the pattern specialist.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHU, PCGS# 62017)


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