The FINEST KNOWN example of this Rarity! The coin depicts Longacre Indian Princess design. This is one of the greatest of all the Pattern designs with Lady Liberty dressed as an Indian Princess sitting on a globe with flags behind and holding a pole with a Liberty cap on top. Paired with the regular issue reverse die.
Struck in silver with a plain edge. James Longacre created the design before his death in 1869, and William Barber then implemented the design following Longacre's death. There are about 10 examples thought to exist in all grades, NONE FINER than this presently offered example.
Remarkable depth of strike, the obverse is struck in high relief. They stand out in full 3-D contrast to the fields. The fields offer a wonderful, flashy watery reflection. Deeply toned in azure and verdant tones with golden accents throughout, giving this shimmering reflective GEM the look of a mountain lake. The eye appeal is absolutely STUNNING.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to see several examples of this coin and none can compare. This coin just pops in hand!