1882 Shield Earring Set

This design is the last of the so-called "name" patterns. About 10-12 sets were made in silver and about 6 sets were made in copper. The first set offered was a copper one in the 6/1886 Maris sale and is likely one of 2 copper sets H. Newlin received in trade from the Mint cabinet on 2/16/1886 for a J1216/P1357 as noted in the Mint Cabinet Acquisition book. The first silver set sold in the 1890 Parmelee sale. For additional information on this pattern, click here. The only original set confirmed today is the silver one in the Smithsonian. The Dr. Judd set, last offered in the Sieck-81 ANA sale, is no longer intact.




Photos courtesy of Saul Teichman and Heritage.