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Lot 2726

1872 Pattern Commercial Dollar. Silver, reeded edge. PCGS graded Proof 62. Toned on both sides. The ever-popular "Indian Princess" design, originated by James B. Longacre then, after his death in 1869, modified by his replacement as Chief Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint, William Barber. Elusive and quite costly very few of these were minted, this just-miss example for the choice Proof 63 grade is free of noticeable abrasions. The strike, which is 100% complete, displays razor-sharp stars, complete hair and feather detail on the seated Liberty, and bold stars on the flag draped behind. An impressive looking coin to say the least and one specialists in the series will be eager to own. Pop 1; 2 finer, 1 in 63, 1 in 64 (PCGS # 61485) .

Struck from William Barber's lower relief copy of the Longacre Indian princess design, examples were struck in the following combinations: Silver with reeded edge J1214/P1355 with about a half dozen known; silver with plain edge J1215/P1356 with at least 3 known; copper with reeded edge J1216/P1357 with about a half dozen known; copper with plain edge J1217/P1358 with 3 or 4 known; and aluminum with reeded edge J1218/P1359 with only the 2 Farouk coins confirmed.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.

 
Realized $8,913
 



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