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    1880 Coiled Hair Stella Pattern, AU50 Details
    Gilt Copper Piece, Judd-1661

    1880 $4 Coiled Hair Four Dollar, Judd-1661 Gilt, Pollock-1861, R.6 -- Whizzed -- ANACS. AU50 Details. The reverse and the obverse periphery are the same as Flowing Hair stellas as struck in the various metals, but the center obverse features the George T. Morgan Coiled Hair design. Liberty's hair is braided, and a hair band in front reads LIBERTY. The inscription (each character separated by stars) 6 G .3 S .7 C 7 G R A M S runs around the obverse rim. 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, then gilt.

    About a dozen examples of Judd-1661 are known in copper and many (including the present coin) have been gilt. This piece displays sharply detailed design elements with the slightest trace of high-point wear. Like most gilt coins, the luster is flat and mattelike, rather than flashy. No large or distracting abrasions are present, but the surfaces show slight evidence of whizzing.
    The Valley View Life Collection, Part Three.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 92046)


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
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