Click to enlargeJ1096/P1232

The Longacre design with stars combined with the 'Standard Silver' reverse die 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 J1097/P1233 with about a dozen known and aluminum J1098/P1234 with only the following 3 confirmed:

1) B/M 9/88, Auction 90, Heritage 1/08 as PCGS66, Simpson-Heritage 9/20 - PCGS67.

2) Faraday-Heritage 94 ANA as PCGS67, B/M 7/02 - PCGS68

3) An example graded PCGS63 in their population reports.

One of these is ex Lohr, another ex Farouk, Hydeman.

Photo courtesy of Superior.