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    1879 Flowing Hair Stella In Copper
    Judd-1636, PR63 Brown

    1879 $4 Flowing Hair Four Dollar, Judd-1636, Pollock-1834, Low R.7, PR63 Brown NGC. Large Head. The Charles Barber design. On the obverse the head of Liberty, hair flowing down below her neck, faces left, with the inscription (each character separated by stars) 6 G .3 S .7 C 7 G R A M S around the rim. She wears a coronet bearing the word LIBERTY, and the date 1879 is below. On the reverse a five-pointed star occupies the center, bearing the legend ONE STELLA / 400 CENTS. In an inner circle are E PLURIBUS UNUM and DEO EST GLORIA ("God is glory"), with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and FOUR DOL. around the outer rim. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The protected areas around the legends are muted orange-red, but the open fields are darker bluish-purple on the obverse. The reverse is a deeper bluish-purple throughout, with tinges of jade. A few darker flecks appear on the obverse under a loupe.
    Ex: Stack's; The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1929; Los Angeles Signature Sale (8/2009), lot 1384.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHP, PCGS# 62014)


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