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    1880 Goloid Metric Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1655, PR66+ Red and Brown

    1880 $1 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1655, Pollock-1855, R.7, PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is the Coiled Hair design of George T. Morgan, with Liberty's hair tightly braided and coiled at the back of the head. E PLURIBUS UNUM is above, with stars seven left, six right, and date below. The reverse has UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 100 CENTS around the outer periphery, with GOLOID METRIC DOLLAR and DEO EST GLORIA in an inner circle. A circle of stars is further inward, with 15.3--G. / 236.7--S. / 28--C. / 14 GRAMS in the center. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Mint engravers George T. Morgan and William Barber both produced two designs for goloid metric dollars in 1879, and the designs were repeated in 1880 with the new date. The ostensible purpose for the goloid dollars and the related four dollar stellas was to establish an international currency and provide additional outlets for Western silver production. Whether any of the coins were actually struck in goloid alloy is open to question, as most examples seen appear to be standard silver composition. The reason for a copper strike could only be for completion of off-metal sets. Only a dozen or so pieces are known in copper. This example displays nearly full mint red luster, just mellowed a couple of shades. The fields are bright and mirrored, and the devices show significant mint frost.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AJD, PCGS# 72040)


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