Estimated grade. BARBER AMAZONIAN LIBERTY HEAD LEFT. Unique.
David Akers (1975/88): Description. Obverse. Identical to J-1224. Reverse. Similar to J-1224 except that the denomination reads TEN DOL. There are also twelve stripes on the shield rather than eleven.
Comments: Dr. Wilkison obtained the only known specimen of this pattern, along with four of the five other pieces from this unique set, from the Farouk sale in 1954. It was not until eight years later, however, that he was able to complete the set by acquiring the gold dollar from the Judd collection During the interim, he "filled the hole" in his set with a gilt copper trial piece of the one dollar pattern.
Baldwin and Company, acting as Dr. Wilkison's agent at the sale, purchased the piece at a price of 425 Egyptian Pounds or approximately $1219.75. The piece remained in Dr. Wilkison's collection until 1973, when it was sold to Paramount International Coin Corporation.
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 425 Egyptian Pounds (approximately $1,219.75) 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