Click to enlargeJ1080/P1216

The Longacre design with stars combined with the 'Standard Silver' reverse 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.

This design also exists in copper J1081/P1217 with just over a half dozen known and aluminum J1082/P1218 with only 2 believed known, one of which, Superior 1/85, Heritage 3/88, Superior 10/92, Superior 1/94, ANR 7/05, Goldberg 2/06, Scotsman 2/07, Stacks 1/08, B/M 8/10 as NGC63, Simpson-Heritage 8/21 - PCGS62 example, is corroded across the center of the obverse. The other may be ex Elder 11/35 lot 856.

An example is listed in nickel J1083/P1219 but this is unconfirmed and is probably a misdescription of the half dime struck in nickel J1067A/P1203.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.