Liberty Head Coronet Dollar Patterns
1878 $1 Dollar, Judd-1554, Pollock-1733, R.5

The same general design as used on the famous 1877 half union patterns of 1877, this arrangement, according to Saul Teichman on USPatterns.com represents what came to be known as "Barber's rejected dollar" in early pattern auction catalogs. The head of Liberty faces left, with IN GOD WE TRUST above and the date 1878 below. Liberty wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. Thirteen stars at the border are arranged seven left, six right. The N of IN is close to the coronet point, and star 13 is close to the lowest hair curl. There are five beads above the Y in LIBERTY. On the reverse an eagle with drooping wings occupies the center, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR, the latter in minuscules, at the rim. E PLURIBUS UNUM appears arcing in a Gothic font above the eagle. The upright of the B in PLURIBUS is centered under the tip of the right bottom serif on the second T of STATES, and the M in UNUM is slightly left of center of the M in AMERICA. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

PR65 $5,750.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1878 $1 Dollar, Judd-1555, Pollock-1734, R.7

The same general design as used on the famous 1877 half union patterns of 1877, this arrangement, according to Saul Teichman on USPatterns.com represents what came to be known as "Barber's rejected dollar" in early pattern auction catalogs. The head of Liberty faces left, with IN GOD WE TRUST above and the date 1878 below. Liberty wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. Thirteen stars at the border are arranged seven left, six right. The N of IN is close to the coronet point, and star 13 is close to the lowest hair curl. There are five beads above the Y in LIBERTY.

On the reverse an eagle with drooping wings occupies the center, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR, the latter in minuscules, at the rim. E PLURIBUS UNUM appears arcing in a Gothic font above the eagle. The upright of the B in PLURIBUS is centered under the tip of the right bottom serif on the second T of STATES, and the M in UNUM is slightly left of center of the M in AMERICA. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

PR63 Brown $6,325.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)



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