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Four Dollar Gold Stella $4 Flowing Hair, 1879-1880 PR

Four Dollar Gold Stella $4 Flowing Hair, 1879-1880 PR

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 74173)

The Four Dollar Gold Stella Four dollar gold is part of a series of Stella four dollar gold coins struck from 1879-1880. The specific variety is Flowing 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 flowing locks of hair extending below her neck. 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 * M * S *"
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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GSID: 74173
Coin Date: Four Dollar Gold Stella
Denomination: $4 / Four dollar gold
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Stella four dollar gold
Coinage Years: 1879-1880
Composition: Goloid
Variety: Flowing 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: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, DEO, EST, GLORIA, FOUR DOL.
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
PCGS #: 8055
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