Click to enlargeJ565/P626

Longacre's Liberty obverse with feathered headdress combined with a reverse with a six pointed star at the top.



This pattern was struck only in nickel. Only the 2 illustrated examples are confirmed with corrected pedigrees as those listed in Pollock and Taxay are wrong.

1) Woodside (New York Coin & Stamp 4/1892), Brenner-1914 ANS exhibit, Judd, Bowers and Merena 6/84, Superior 2/87, Virginia collection, Heritage 1/17 FUN - NGC66, illustrated above, click on the thumbnail image to view an enlargement. This coin has been NCS'd.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.

2) Parmelee (New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890), Byron Reed-Durham Museum - ICG64, illustrated below.



Image from the Byron Reed Collection; owned by the City of Omaha, Nebraska; on loan to The Durham Museum.

The first occurrence for this pattern was as lot 240 in Haseltine's 4/1870 of some William Idler patterns. The Colonel Cohen example, which may be the same as the Idler coin was purchased by Haseltine. Parmelee, whose name appears in several named Cohen sales, did not purchase his example there thus it is likely that the Col Cohen piece is in fact the Woodside coin.

There was also an example in Mehl's 1/42 sale which if it is not the same as the Woodside coin would be a third.

Several splashers of this design are known as follows:

Obverse hub trials in copper: JA1867-8/P3308 and JA1867-9/P3311.

Obverse die trial in lead JA1867-10/P3314.

Reverse die trials in lead JA1867-12/P3320 and copper JA1867-13/P3323.