Click to enlargeJ1143/P1285

The Longacre design with stars combined with the 'Standard Silver' reverse of 1870. The obverse on this die shows 22 stars on the flag and is often called the obverse of 1870 although this one does not have Longacre's name in the right corner. This was apparently implemented by William Barber as Longacre died in 1869.

These were believe sold as part of complete sets from the half dime to the silver dollar although they are rarer with this obverse than the one used on J1133/P1270. To view the set, click here.

This design is known in the following combinations.

J1139/P1281 silver with reeded edge. About 4 are known.

J1140/P1282 silver with plain edge. 3 are confirmed as noted below.

1) Farouk, Magnolia-SpinkSmythe 5/11 as PCGS61, Simpson-Heritage 8/21 - PCGS62

2) Kagin 11/73, StacksBowers 8/14 ANA, Heritage 8/17 ANA, Goldberg 2/18, StacksBowers 8/18 ANA - PCGS65

3) Kentucky collection, 1/15/17, Heritage 4/20, Heritage 9/20 - NGC63

J1141/P1283 copper with reeded edge. About 4 are known.

J1142/P1284 copper with plain edge. About 5 are known.

J1143/P1285 aluminum with reeded edge. This is possibly unique with the illustrated Fairfield-B/R 10/77, Heritage 1/06 FUN, southern collection, Simpson-Heritage 1/21 - PCGS65 confirmed. The example offered as lot 1461 in Stack's, 10/1958 S.E. Goldsmith sale may be another.

J1144/P1286 aluminum with plain edge. This is possibly unique with only the Tangible Asset, Teletrade 3/3/93, ANR 7/05, Superior 5/06, southern collection, Simpson-Heritage 9/20 - PCGS65 confirmed.

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.