Liberty faces left, with cap adorned with wheat ears, cotton leaves and bolls, eponymously inscribed in incuse letters. There are 13 stars ringing the rim, with the Latin motto above and date below. On the reverse the center reads GOLOID / METRIC / 1--G. / 16.1--S. / 1.9--C. / GRAMS 14.25. within a circle of 38 stars. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is above, 100 CENTS below. Struck in goloid with a reeded edge.
The reverse of Judd-1563 is the only reverse die used in 1878 that included METRIC as part of the inscription. Similar Metric dollar patterns struck in goloid--and silver--were produced in 1879 and 1880. Pollock opines that the goloid experiments ceased in 1880 because "interest in the composition had largely disappeared in Congress by 1881."
William Barber's design for the Goloid Metric dollar with a capped head of Liberty on the obverse, paired with a reverse that carries verbose statutory as well as elemental inscriptions. A circle of stars about the central inscriptions breaks the otherwise continuous wording. Struck in goloid (allegedly) with a reeded edge. According to USPatterns.com: "These sets were available to the congressman at $6.10. Unsold sets were later offered to the collecting world for $15.
William Barber's design for the Goloid Metric dollar with a large head of Liberty facing left and LIBERTY on a wide ribbon around her head. The reverse is laid out with the proposed composition of the coin in the center, surrounded by a circle of 38 stars. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
On the obverse the head of Liberty faces left with E PLURIBUS UNUM above and the date below. The reverse has the statutory requirements for a goloid dollar in the center, surrounded by a circle of 38 stars. Outside the circle of stars is GOLOID METRIC DOLLAR DEO EST GLORIA, which is in turn surrounded by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 100 CENTS. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. This is the same design that was used in 1879 for the Goloid Metric patterns of that year, and this pattern was also a part of a goloid set sold by the Mint. Slightly over a dozen pieces are known of this design in copper.
PR66 Red and Brown $9,775.00 (Feb 5, 2009 HA.com)
1878 $1 Goloid Dollar, Judd-1562, Pollock-1753, R.6-7, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS
This goloid dollar pattern features Liberty facing left on the obverse with E PLURIBUS UNUM above and the date below. A description of metallic composition is encompassed in a solid wreath on the reverse.
The description reads: GOLOID./ 1 GOLD./ 24 SILVER./ .9 FINE./ 258 GRAMS. Around the wreath are the legends UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. According to the invaluable USPatterns.com website, more than a dozen pieces are known of this pattern, which would be in line with a high R.6 rating.
The obverse features a bust of Liberty by William Barber. She wears a large cap with cereal grains, and her curls are bound by a ribbon. The reverse displays eight separate legends that state the value, weight, and alloy. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.