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Four Dollar Gold Stella $4 Coiled Hair, 1879-1880

Four Dollar Gold Stella $4 Coiled Hair, 1879-1880

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 74253)

The Four Dollar Gold Stella $4 is part of a series of Stella four dollar gold coins struck from 1879-1880. The specific variety is Coiled Hair. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Proof (PR) strike, this coin is made of Goloid.
Only issued for two years in 1879-1880, the $4 gold piece, or "Stella" issue consisted of a pair of experimental designs. Charles Barber and George Morgan each created designs for these quarter-sized gold pieces depicting Liberty with flowing hair and coiled hair, respectively. With a mintage of 425 coins, the 1879 flowing hair is the only real collectible issue. The other three were minted in double-digits (<25 coins) each and all are highly coveted by collectors.
Obverse: Liberty is seen facing left with her hair coiled up in a bonnet . The weight and composition of the coin is spelled out with stars between the letters around the periphery. "6 * G * .3 * S * .7 * C * 7 * G * R * A *
Reverse: A star is centered with the words "ONE STELLA", "400 CENTS" written inside. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * FOUR DOL. around the periphery. The words "DEO EST GLORIA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are written inside the circumference.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 74253
Coin Date: Four Dollar Gold Stella
Denomination: $4 / $4
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Stella four dollar gold
Coinage Years: 1879-1880
Composition: Goloid
Variety: Coiled Hair
Variety 2: 1879-1880
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 22 mm
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 7 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 6, G, .3, S, .7, G, 7, G, R, A, M, S. [DATE]
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
PCGS #: 88056

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