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    1882 Shield Earring Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1702, PR64+ Deep Cameo CAC
    The Only Deep / Ultra Cameo Certified
    Ex: Judd / Sieck

    1882 $1 Shield Earring Dollar, Judd-1702, Pollock-1904, Low R.7, PR64+ Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. The crown-sized version of George Morgan's famous "Shield Earring" design. Featured on the obverse is the head of Liberty facing right, her hair held down "like a skull cap" by a band with LIBERTY inscribed on it. In the center of the design, Liberty wears her signature shield-shaped earring. The reverse shows a defiant eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows. The statutory requirements are scattered about each side in the usual places. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. According to pattern expert Saul Teichman this coin was in the famed collection of Dr. J. Hewett Judd. It is the plate coin for the early editions of the Judd pattern reference books.

    This piece surfaced at the 2016 Central States show where It was acquired by Mark Hagen from Jeff Garrett. Mark then passed it along to the present consignor. The coin shown in the NGC census as an Ultra Cameo is the same coin. At first glance, it is tempting to conclude this is the Parmelee-Eliasberg piece. Each piece has a small planchet void on the neck of Liberty. But not only is the Parmelee-Eliasberg piece in the Simpson Collection today, it also shows the void just a couple of millimeters to the right of the hairline on Liberty's neck. On this piece, the void is adjacent to the extreme right hairline and neck of Liberty. Another similarity to the Parmelee coin is the strong cameo contrast on each piece. Granted, other Cameo and Deep Cameo pieces exist, but they are rare. PCGS has only certified one Cameo and one (this) piece as Deep Cameo. NGC has only graded one Judd-1702 PR64 Ultra Cameo (this coin), and none as Cameo.

    Each side is almost completely brilliant with just the faintest hint of golden toning around the margins. The cameo contrast is profound with "white" frosted devices seeming to float above illimitable depth of "black" mirrored fields. Close examination reveals a number of shallow lint marks on each side that serve as pedigree identifiers in addition to the shallow planchet void mentioned above. Considered by most specialists to be one of the most beautifully designed of all patterns, this is a rare opportunity to acquire the finest Cameo or Deep / Ultra Cameo example known of a Shield Earring dollar.
    Ex: Judd Plate Coin, editions 1 through 7; Illustrated History of United States Coins (Kosoff, 1962); The Julius Turoff Collection / Florida Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1976), part of a three-coin lot, # 1225); William R. Sieck Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 7-8/1981), lot 310.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 800313)


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