The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection
Famous and Elegant 1879 "Schoolgirl" Dollar
Morgan's "Petition Dollar"
The “Petition Crown” did not escape links to American Numismatics.
Lot. 1289 1879 pattern dollar. P-1805, J-1609. Rarity-7.
Schoolgirl motif. Proof-64
RB (PCGS). Copper. Reeded edge. Perhaps this was
Morgan's "petition dollar"- a la
Thomas Simon's famous "petition crown" of Charles II,
whereby Morgan demonstrated his talent in the hopes of securing
the chief engravership.
It was at once a rarity and a prime example of numismatic art.
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