1879 Stella Gold $4: Coiled Hair 

The 1879 Stella Gold $4 with the "Coiled Hair" design is an exceptionally rare and sought-after coin in American numismatics. The Stella, or Four Dollar Gold Piece, was proposed as an international trade coin intended for use in international commerce, particularly with European nations. 

Designed by Charles E. Barber, the Stella features a representation of Liberty facing left on the obverse, with a radiant star and the date below.  

The reverse displays a heraldic eagle with outstretched wings, surrounded by a wreath, with the denomination "FOUR DOL." and the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." 

The "Coiled Hair" variety refers to a modification in the design of Liberty's hair on the obverse, where it is depicted in a tightly coiled bun, instead of the flowing hair seen in the earlier "Flowing Hair" design. 

Due to various factors, including limited mintage and the coin's intended use, the Stella Gold $4 is considered one of the rarest and most coveted coins among collectors.  

As with any rare coin, the value of the 1879 Stella Gold $4 with Coiled Hair depends on factors such as its condition, rarity, and demand among collectors.  

These coins frequently command significant premiums at auctions and are prized additions to advanced collections of U.S. gold coinage. 

Extraordinary Values: While most Bicentennial Quarters are readily available and circulated, rare specimens with unique characteristics can command extraordinary values at auctions and in the collector's market.  

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