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Lot 1673

1878 Pattern Dollar. Copper Reeded Edge. Judd-1555. Pollock-1734 Low Rarity 7. PCGS graded Proof 66 Red. Lovely red colors. No visible carbon spots. A wonderful Pattern Dollar. This delightful Pattern bears a head of Liberty facing left. She wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST is above, the date below. Stars are aligned 7 + 6 on the obverse. The reverse has an eagle with wings spread, holding an olive branch and three arrows. The statutory legend is above and the denomination is below, with E PLURIBUS UNUM in the field above the eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The Pollock subvariety with the B in PLURIBUS beneath the left edge of the E in STATES. Technically the color designation is adequate "Red", but the most visually appealing aspect of this magnificent pattern dollar is its lovely variation and the way the reflective field propels light from that area of the coin back to the viewer while the more frosted devices give additional contrast and clarity. A miraculous coin, to say the least, given its age and the obvious careful handling it has received in the intervening years to the present! Pop 1; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 81916) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000.

Realized $19,550

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