Click to enlargeJ1065/P1200

The Longacre design with stars combined with the "Standard Reverse" design of 1870. This was apparently implemented by William Barber as Longacre died in 1869.

These were sold as part of complete sets from the half dime to the silver dollar. To view the set, click here.

This is the most common of the 4 Longacre designs of this year with slightly over a dozen known. A complete set of this design is in the Smithsonian and the Eliasberg set was sold individually.

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.

This design was also struck in copper J1066/P1201 with over a half dozen known, aluminum J1067/P1202 with fewer than 3 confirmed and nickel J1067A/P1203. This latter coin is unique and was originally in the Judson Brenner collection and was displayed at the 1914 ANS exhibition to Virgil Brand as the piece appears in 10/27/36 consignment to B.G. Johnson. The weakly struck piece illustrated below from a circa 1911 photograph may be this unique nickel example.

It was coffered for $40 on some 1945 B.G. Johnson invoices to Brandts (Celina Coin Shop) and Kosoff per the Newman Numismatic Portal as shown below.

The piece was last offered in the 1954 Farouk sale and has not been seen since.

Photo courtesy of Saul Teichman.