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Judd-1463a, Pollock-1614, R.8 – Unique. Struck in copper with a plain edge. This enigmatic version of William Barber’s beautiful Sailor Head design is unique, by virtue of its plain edge. The design was probably intended for the Trade dollar, but was never adopted. USPatterns.com lists seven specimens of this design in copper, with a reeded edge (Judd-1463), and two examples in silver (Judd-1462), but this is the only plain edge copper piece known. The design elements are razor-sharp throughout and the reflective fields show only minor hairlines and contact marks, with a mix of original red and light brown patina. A patch of dark amber carbon appears on Liberty’s cheek, possibly the result of King Farouk’s efforts to improve his copper coins many years ago. Ex: “Colonel” E.H.R. Green; King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt, Brinton T. Schorer; Bass Collection, Part I.
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