Estimated grade. BARBER AMAZONIAN LIBERTY HEAD LEFT. Unique.
David Akers (1975/88): Description: Obverse. Identical to J-1224. Reverse. Similar to J-1224 except for the denomination which reads FIVE DOL. There are also thirteen stripes on the shield rather than eleven.
Comments: The only specimen struck in gold is now part of the complete set of 1872 gold patterns owned by Paramount International Coin Corporation. Paramount purchased the piece in 1973 along with 42 other gold patterns in the Wilkison collection. Dr. Wilkison obtained the piece in 1954 when the Farouk collection was sold at auction. He paid 300 Egyptian pounds or approximately $861.00 for it. Prior to belonging to King Farouk, this unique pattern was owned by William Woodin.
William Woodin Collection (Woodin owned the complete set of Amazonian gold patterns) - King Farouk of Egypt Collection (Farouk owned all of the Amazonian gold patterns except for the gold Dollar) - Sotheby’s 1954, sold for 300 Egyptian Pounds (approximately $861) to Baldwin & Co. (as agent for the following) - Dr. John E. Wilkison Collection (Wilkison re-assembled the complete set of Amazonian gold patterns in 1962 when he purchased the gold Dollar from the Judd Collection), sold intact in 1973 - Paramount International Coin Corporation - A-Mark - Ed Trompeter Collection - Superior Galleries - Heritage - Simpson Collection