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    1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella Gold Coin NGC PF67 UCAM

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    JM Bullion is excited to offer an exceptionally rare piece of American coinage history. The Four Dollar Gold Stella was produced in very limited figures by the United States Mint in 1878 and 1880, largely as a pattern coins presented to Congressional leaders. Created with an eye toward developing a larger international monetary system, the Four Dollar Gold Stella never went into circulation or saw broader issue by the US Mint beyond its initial pattern strikes. Among the most coveted of these coins are the 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coins. Right now, JM Bullion offers an 1878 $4 Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coin with NGC certification for purchase online.

    Coin Highlights:

    • Arrives inside an NGC protective plastic slab!
    • 1 of only 2 coins with the Star Designation for Superior Eye Appeal!
    • Designed by US Mint Engraver Charles E. Barber!
    • Proof Cameo visuals!
    • Contains 7 Grams (.1935 Troy oz) of actual gold content.
    • Bears a face value of $4 (USD) backed by the federal government.
    • Isued a Grade of PF67.
    • UCAM designation.
    • On the obverse is a bust of Flowing Hair Liberty.
    • The reverse features the five-pointed Stella star.

    This 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coin is certified PF67 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, indicating a coin that has a sharp design strike and very few imperfections. In fact, the star located next to PF67 on the label indicates a coin with Superior Eye Appeal, making this one of only two surviving Gold Stellas ever to earn said designation. Ultra-cameo proofs have strong, frosted designs with mirrored fields.

    In 1879, the US minister to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and former chairman of the Congressional Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, John A. Kasson, pushed the federal government to consider the development and issuance of four-dollar gold coins. Kasson’s argument was rooted in a desire to see a new international monetary system developed that would see a US gold coin available around the world that more closely approximated the value of popular European gold coins such as the 8 Florins from Austria and the Netherlands, as well as the French 20 Franc, Italian 20 Lire, and Spanish 20 Peseta.

    The 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coin here represents one of the early pattern coins struck by the US Mint to present to Congress for evaluation and consideration. Charles E. Barber’s Flowing Hair design was used on 1879 pattern coins with a total of only 25 coins (though some say as few as 15 coins) struck.

    Aside from its extremely limited mintage, the 1879 Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coin also has a unique metallic alloy. While US gold coins in production at the time featured 90% gold and 10% copper, this coin was struck with 85.71% gold, 4.29% silver, and 10% copper.

    On the obverse of the 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coin, you will find Barber’s left-profile bust of Flowing Hair Liberty. She wears a coronet with LIBERTY engraved on it. The 1879 date mark features at the bottom, with engravings around the bust of Liberty reading 6 G, .3 S, .7 C, and 7 GRAMS. Each individual letter and number, expect those in the date mark, is separated by a five-pointed star.

    The reverse face of 1879 Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coin features a large five-pointed star at the center. The star has a beaded border along the edges to the points, with inscriptions at the center that read ONE STELLA – 400 CENTS. Inscriptions around the outermost edge of the coin field read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and FOUR DOL. Inside this, additional inscriptions include E PLURIBUS UNUM and DEO EST GLORIA, a Latin phrase that translates as To God is the Glory.

    Despite the popularity of the design of the Flowing Hair Gold Stella Coin among members of Congress, the program never took off and the coins did not receive approval for regular issue by the US Mint.

    If you are interested in this exceptionally rare US gold coin, please feel free to contact JM Bullion. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

    JMB ID 5330675
    Year 1879
    Grade PF67 UCAM
    Grade Service NGC
    Mint Mark Not Shown
    Purity .86
    Manufacturer US Mint
    Diameter 22 mm
    Condition Proof
    Face Value $4
    Issuing Country United States
    Obverse Designer Charles E. Barber
    Reverse Designer Charles E. Barber
    Edge Design Reeded
    Series Flowing Hair Stella
    CoA No
    Mintage 425
    Packaging Type NGC Plastic Slab
    Package Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
    Metal Weight .1935 Troy Ounce
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    Once you contact us, we research the shipment with the carrier and begin the claim process. The claims process can take 30 or more days to resolve, and many Lost in Transit shipments end up getting delivered late. If the package is delivered, you must notify us within 24 hours.

    See also Section 13 of our Terms and Conditions.

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    If my order includes an item on presale, will the in-stock items ship first?+

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    We do not ship to US territories. Due to special requirements set by the postal systems, we are unable to ship outside of U.S. states.

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    UPS or FedEx will make three delivery attempts. If nobody is available at the delivery address to sign and accept delivery, the package will be returned to us.

    Where do you ship orders from?+

    All orders will ship from our warehouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. We mask our return address on all packages as to not give away the contents of the package.

    Do you offer UPS or FedEx shipping to Alaska and Hawaii?+

    No, we do not. The costs in shipping to these places is extremely prohibitive, so we utilize USPS on all shipments.

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    Yes! When products are shipped via the United States Postal Service, we can ship to a P.O. Box. Please note that insurance on shipments to P.O. Boxes ends as soon as the package shows delivered.

    Do you ship to UPS stores?+

    We can ship to such stores including UPS Stores, various mail and packing stores, freight forwarders, etc. However, these are private businesses not owned by UPS, USPS, etc. Therefore, our shipping insurance does not cover missing packages or items sent to these locations if the tracking shows delivered.

    How do you ship orders?+

    Orders are shipped in inconspicuous packaging via either USPS, UPS or FedEx.* All shipments are fully insured. Our shipping policy, which is based on order size, can be viewed here.

    *UPS 3-Day Air excludes Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, UPS Store, and APO addresses. No Will Call pickups permitted.Saturday service not included.

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