1879 Pattern Metric Dollar. Judd-1620, Pollock-1815. Rarity-7. Aluminum. Reeded Edge. Proof-66+ (PCGS). CAC. CMQ.<strong>Obv</strong>: A head of Liberty faces left with the Latin motto E PLURIBUS UNUM above, the date 1879 below, and 13 stars arranged around the border seven left and six right. Liberty is wearing a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. <strong>Rev</strong>: The inscription 895.8 S. / 4.2 - G. / 100 - C. / 25 GRAMS is centered within a beaded circle, outside of which is a wreath of corn and cotton. The Latin motto DEO EST GLORIA is inscribed within an ornamental cartouche at the top of the wreath. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is inscribed along the upper border and the denomination ONE DOLLAR is inscribed along the lower border. Extraordinary quality for a pattern of any type in this metallic composition. The planchet is well composed and free of all but a few trivial imperfections in the form of faint waviness to the texture in the upper and lower right obverse field areas. The finish is bright and frosty with decided semi-reflective qualities in the fields. Fully struck and brilliant with expert preservation that borders on pristine.<p>The Mint distributed examples of this type to contemporary collectors along with aluminum strikings of the famous Flowing Hair $4 Stella (Judd-1637) and William Barbers Judd-1629 pattern goloid metric dollar. The <em>uspatterns.com</em> website asserts that at least four specimens of Judd-1620 are known and specifically lists that many examples, including the coin offered here. We believe that this is the finest known, at very least it is nicer than the Simpson specimen in PCGS Proof-65 that has a lamination over Libertys eye. An exciting find and fleeting opportunity that deserves the utmost in attention from advanced pattern specialists.PCGS# 61998.PCGS Population: 2 in all grades: the Simpson specimen in Proof-65, and the present example in Proof-66+.<p>CAC Stickered Population: 1 in all grades.Acquired decades ago for an East Coast Collection. Earlier from Paramounts Sutherland Collection sale, March-April 1981, lot 26.