The Doughty, Byron Reed example of the Paquet design. This die cracked immediately through the stars on the left side and through the date on later examples. Only 5 are known from this obverse die. To vier the former Dibello, Morris Evans example click here.
A second obverse die having the date a little further left was also created and is illustrated in Pollock but was not assigned a separate number. This latter die is only known from a single silver specimen and is ex Higgy, Champa, Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation. To view an image of this coin, click here.
This design was also struck in copper J1541/P1712 with at least 7 known.
For additional information on this and all 1877 half dollars, click here.
Photo from the Byron Reed Collection; owned by the City of Omaha, Nebraska; on loan to The Durham Museum.