1878 Patterns by Variety | Patterns by Date

Obverse of Judd 1555       Reverse of Judd 1555

1878 Pattern Silver Dollar

Variety equivalents:
Judd 1555 = Pollock 1734

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Metal content: Copper

Edge: Reeded

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
1. NGC Proof-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Bowers and Merena Inc's H. W. Bass Jr. part I sale, May 1999, lot 1281 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 600, where it was described (in part) as follows:  "Only two have been graded by PCGS in the Red category, while 6 have been seen in Red and Brown. This is among the very best known of perhaps a dozen that survive. The surfaces have a mellow red color throughout, and show surprisingly little contact from other coins. Obviously this coin was set aside at the time of issue, and carefully preserved to this day. The strike is bold, too, as one would expect on a proof coin.  The obverse design is by William Barber after his $50 pattern issue of 1877. As to the reverse, it also is by William Barber and shows an erect eagle with spread wings holding an olive branch in its right talon and three arrows in its left."

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