1879 Flowing Hair Four Dollar Stella, Judd-1636, Pollock-1834, Low R.7, PR64 Gilt NGC
Design. The Charles Barber 1879 Flowing Hair stella design, Large Head (neck tip extends well past the 1 in the date). A profile of Liberty with flowing hair faces left, LIBERTY on her coronet. The rim inscription is punctuated by stars--6G.3S.7C7GRAMS--and the date 1879 in large numerals is below. The reverse displays a prominent five-pointed star with the inscription ONE STELLA / 400 CENTS incused inside. The large letters for the outer inscription read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / FOUR DOL., while smaller secondary letters encircling read E PLURIBUS UNUM / DEO EST GLORIA ("To God be the glory"). Struck in copper, gilt, with a reeded edge.