Click to enlargeJ1196/P1336

William Barber's "Amazonian" design considered to be one of the most beautiful ever made by the US Mint. This design was issued in sets of the quarter dollar, half dollar and silver dollar in silver, copper as above and aluminum. To view the set, click here.

The Amazonian name dates to the 1890 New York Coin and Stamp auction of the Lorin G. Parmelee collection and was probably given by David Proskey.

The following examples are believed to be different:

1) Doughty, Byron Reed-Durham Museum - ICG66RB, to view click
here.

2) Joseph C. Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library

3) River Oaks-Bowers and Ruddy 11/76, Heritage 1/09 as PCGS65RD, Simpson-Heritage 1/21, Heritage 6/21 - PCGS66RB

4) Kosoff 11/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Teletrade 3/3/93, Superior 4/00 FPL, Heritage 1/07, Simpson collection - PCGS66BN

5) Stacks 6/94, Stacks 3/02 as PCGS65RB, Stacks 1/07 as NGC66BN, Simpson-Heritage 8/21 - PCGS67BN

6) Simpson-Heritage 11/20 - PCGS66RB

7) Heritage 6/17 - PCGS66RB, illustrated above

8) Hughes 7/79, D.A. Holt, same as #6 ?

9) Hughes 7/80 listed as J1195 but described as “struck in copper” so this coin may be a J1196 !!

Examples were also struck in silver J1195/P1335 and aluminum J1197/P1337.

For additional information on this and the other denominations, click here.

Photo courtesy of PCGS.