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    1885 Snowden Dollar, PR62, Judd-1747
    Lettered Edge Experimental Striking

    1885 $1 Snowden Dollar, Judd-1747, Pollock-1959, Low R.6, PR62 PCGS. The regular issue obverse and reverse of the Morgan silver dollar. Struck in silver with a lettered edge. This pattern was produced with an experimental lettered edge, made by a three-part collar: * * * * E * / PLURIBUS * / UNUM * * * * *. The story of the Snowden dollars is an interesting one, the need for the tripartite collar based in anti-counterfeiting measures. The reason it was not adopted was not from impracticality, but rather because Snowden retired from the Mint and Director Burchard left office shortly thereafter. His successor had neither the "insight, ability or willingness" to follow through with this experimental edge, according to Roger Burdette. This is a nicely mirrored proof whose surfaces are covered with speckled, multicolored toning. This toning makes it difficult to find the few contact marks that account for the grade.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ALT, PCGS# 62189)


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