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1879 Metric Dollar in Silver
1879 $1 Metric Dollar, Judd-1618, Pollock-1813, R.5, PR64+
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's Metric dollar pattern with
an obverse that is similar to the one used on the 1877 half union
patterns. Liberty wears a coronet with a border of pearls. The
reverse shows a partial wreath of cotton and corn tied at the base,
a ribbon, and inscriptions that include DEO EST GLORIA and the
elemental composition of goloid. Struck in silver (or goloid?) with
a reeded edge. The design was also struck in copper (Judd-1619),
aluminum (Judd-1620), white metal (Judd-1620A), and lead
(Judd-1621). Judd-1618 was sold in three-coin sets, along with
examples of the Goloid Metric dollar (Judd-1626) and the 1879
stella (Judd-1635). USPatterns.com estimates the surviving
population at several hundred examples. This sharply detailed
Choice proof offers well-preserved surfaces with subtle highlights
of pale jade toning. Population: 8 in 64 (1 in 64+), 4 finer
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AH9, PCGS# 61996)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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