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    1882 Shield Earring Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1703, PR65 Red and Brown
    Great Rarity, Condition, and Artistry

    1882 $1 Shield Earring Dollar, Judd-1703, Pollock-1905, R.7, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. The Shield Earring design of George T. Morgan. A youthful Liberty faces right wearing a band with the usual inscription, the band compressing the back portion of her hair. She wears a shield-shaped earring, with stars six left, seven right, date 1882 below. On the reverse a perched, defiant eagle occupies the center, clutching an olive branch and arrows. The design is reminiscent of the Flying Eagle cent and Gobrecht dollar reverses, although facing right. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR are the peripheral legends. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    The Shield Earring design has also been referred to as the Schoolgirl design, but today it is generally referred to using he Shield Earring designation. An interesting link to further information on the various Shield Earring denominations and their pedigrees can be found on the USPatterns.com website. This is a magnificent dollar whose surfaces retain significant portions of original cherry-red with deep blue interspersed.
    Ex: Fairfield Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1977), lot 94, where it brought $8,400; Moreira Collection, Part 3 (Superior, 1/1989), lot 4806, where it brought $28,875; Jascha Heifetz Collection (Superior, 10/1989), lot 3346; Auction '90 (Superior's Session, 8/1990), lot 1448, where it realized $26,000.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AKR, PCGS# 72109)


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