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    1885 Snowden Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1747, PR63

    1885 $1 Snowden Dollar, Judd-1747, Pollock-1959, Low R.6, PR63 NGC. Ex: Simpson. The dies are the regular-issue 1885 Morgan dollar dies, but there is experimental edge lettering as follows: * * * * * * E * / PLURIBUS * / UNUM * * * * *. Struck in silver. The so-called "Snowden dollars" were struck in silver, copper, and aluminum. The tripartite collar was difficult for Mint employees to coordinate with striking of the dies. It seems curious to us that what was learned from the striking of the Snowden dollars had to be relearned in 1907 when the tripartite collar was used again, this time on the 1907 High Relief twenties. The NGC encasement allows the viewer to actually see the edge lettering. The coin itself is brightly mirrored and each side is covered with deep rose and gray patina. Close examination reveals a few light hairlines.
    From The Bob Simpson Collection.

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


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