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SERIES: Patterns - PR
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1875 T$1 J-1420 (Proof)

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PCGS PR62
PCGS #:
61727
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Auction Record:
$40,250 • GEM PR • 10-16-2003 • Stack's
 
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR62 PCGS grade

Possibly ex King Farouk of Egypt - Kurt Krueger “ANA Sale” 7/1984:660 - Heritage 4/2006:1855, $17,250 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:??? - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3221, not sold - Scotsman 10/2013:??? - Goldbergs 6/2014:1642, $22,912.50 - Heritage 1/2016:5740, $19,975

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR62 PCGS grade

Possibly ex King Farouk of Egypt - Kurt Krueger “ANA Sale” 7/1984:660 - Heritage 4/2006:1855, $17,250 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:??? - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3221, not sold - Scotsman 10/2013:??? - Goldbergs 6/2014:1642, $22,912.50 - Heritage 1/2016:5740, $19,975

Ron Guth: Judd 1420 is an incongruous muling of an 1875 Trade-Dollar style obverse with a pre-1866 reverse from a Seated Liberty Dollar.  Since the old reverse was not about to be revived, the only reason to produce this coin was to sell it to collectors (at a profit, of course) as a rare "pattern" issue.  According to Adams-Woodin, the Mint struck six pieces, but that figure may be too low since six examples are known today (the odds that an entire mintage survived is possible, but low).

The finest certified example is the Simpson PCGS PR66CA.  Possible "raw" contenders for the crown are the Bass Foundation and the former Eliasberg examples.