1879 $4 Coiled Hair Stella, Gilt Copper Pattern, Judd-1639, Pollock-1839, Low R.7, Genuine, Uncirculated Details, Plated PCGS
Lot 1237
1879 $4 Coiled Hair Stella, Gilt Copper Pattern, Judd-1639, Pollock-1839, Low R.7, Genuine, Uncirculated Details, Plated PCGS
A head of Liberty faces left, her hair tightly coiled in a bun atop her head, the coil held in place by a band inscribed LIBERTY. Around, the inscription * 6 * G * .3 * S * .7 * C * 7 * G * R * A * M * S * and below, the date 1879 is from a curved logotype. The reverse has a single large star that serves as the central motif, inscribed with incuse lettering ONE STELLA 400 CENTS. Around, in small letters, are the mottoes E PLURIBUS UNUM and DEO EST GLORIA. In large letters, around the border, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above, and the denomination FOUR DOL. below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge and gilt (gold plated). The exact population of the 1879 Coiled Hair Stella in copper is unknown, although some researchers suggest about 10 to 15 pieces. The number of those that are gilt is also unknown, however, In his pattern reference, Andrew W. Pollock, III, listed six different specimens and went on to note that five of the six were gilt. This specimen has a full strike and reflective khaki-gold surfaces. Perhaps not as bright as a gold example would be, the overall quality is still that of a desirable but more affordable Coiled Hair Stella. (PCGS 62017)
Sold for US$ 72,540 inc. premium

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1879 $4 Coiled Hair Stella, Gilt Copper Pattern, Judd-1639, Pollock-1839, Low R.7, Genuine, Uncirculated Details, Plated PCGS
1879 $4 Coiled Hair Stella, Gilt Copper Pattern, Judd-1639, Pollock-1839, Low R.7, Genuine, Uncirculated Details, Plated PCGS
A head of Liberty faces left, her hair tightly coiled in a bun atop her head, the coil held in place by a band inscribed LIBERTY. Around, the inscription * 6 * G * .3 * S * .7 * C * 7 * G * R * A * M * S * and below, the date 1879 is from a curved logotype. The reverse has a single large star that serves as the central motif, inscribed with incuse lettering ONE STELLA 400 CENTS. Around, in small letters, are the mottoes E PLURIBUS UNUM and DEO EST GLORIA. In large letters, around the border, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above, and the denomination FOUR DOL. below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge and gilt (gold plated). The exact population of the 1879 Coiled Hair Stella in copper is unknown, although some researchers suggest about 10 to 15 pieces. The number of those that are gilt is also unknown, however, In his pattern reference, Andrew W. Pollock, III, listed six different specimens and went on to note that five of the six were gilt. This specimen has a full strike and reflective khaki-gold surfaces. Perhaps not as bright as a gold example would be, the overall quality is still that of a desirable but more affordable Coiled Hair Stella. (PCGS 62017)
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