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1868 Gold Dollar in Aluminum
1868 G$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-653, Pollock-726, Low R.7, PR65 Cameo
PCGS. Ex: Garrett-Simpson. The regular dies trial piece for the
gold dollar. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. According to
the USPatterns website: "These were deliberately struck to show how
easily aluminum coined ... " Only a half-dozen pieces are believed
known today. Cased sets may still exist. The surfaces are bright
and unoxidized with deeply mirrored fields and frosted devices.
Fully struck throughout.
Judd-653, PR65 Cameo
Ex: Sampson's Sale (Bangs & Co., 2/16-17/1882); Garrett Collection, Part I (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1979), part of an original 16-piece proof set, lot 396.
Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary
Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 826893, Base PCGS# 60871)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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