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    1879 Metric Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1618, PR64+

    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 (4/20).

    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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    July
    22nd Thursday
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