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Lot 3154

1879 Pattern Goloid Metric Dollar. Goloid, reeded edge. Rarity 4. PCGS graded Proof 65. Lovely yellow and golden toning on both sides. Smooth mirror surfaces combined with bold relief. While Congress was considering the adoption of Jay Abel Hubbell's goloid metal and the metric system of weights and measures, the Mint produced sets of Patterns in 1879 composed of a metric silver dollar, a metric goloid dollar, and the famous metric four-dollar gold piece or Stella.

The metric dollar offered in this lot was designed by William Barber. For the obverse of the he used the Liberty head from his rejected silver dollar design of 1878, substituting the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM for IN GOD WE TRUST. As can be seen by the photographs, this is an attractive design. Rarely available in Gem Proof condition. Pop 6; 1 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 62004) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.

Realized $3,910

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