Click to enlargeJ1300/P1442

This Liberty design, with long plough handles, has been known since its first appearance as lot 323 in Haseltine's March 1876 sale where it was described as "1873; Specimen Dollar; from a different die than any of the previous set; silver proof; as there were only 7 struck it is very rare and desirable; never before offered at auction". This or a second was later offered as lot 582 in Haseltine's 9/1876 sale.

Examples were struck as follows:

Silver J1300/P1442 with apparently 6 of the 7 examples confirmed.

1) Judd, Turoff-B/M 3/94, Share-ANR 9/03 - NGC66 and is the illustrated example.

2) B/M 4/83, Rogers M. Fred Jr.-B/M 11/95, Simpson-Heritage 1/21 - PCGS64

3) Heritage 8/97 ANA, Wyoming collection - NGC65.

4) Farouk, Lohr, Merkin 2/71, Bass, HWBRF-B/M 5/99, Stacks 5/03, Heritage 5/05, ANR 1/06, Heritage 1/21 - PCGS63

5) Heritage 1/99 as NGC65, Superior 2/00, Rau-Heritage 4/18 - PCGS64

6) Kentucky collection, Heritage 11/21 - NGC64, NGC Explorer plate coin

The Vickery, 72 ANA example was apparently a J1293 as the imaged coin had short plough handles.

Copper J1301/P1443 with at least 3 known as follows:

1) Hughes 7/80, Wyoming collection

2) Farouk, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Champa, Harte-B/R 3/81, Superior 5/92, Stacks 11/10, Stacks-Bowers 3/12 - PCGS60RB.

3) Heritage 9/02 as PCGS64RB, southern collection, Simpson-Heritage 8/21 - PCGS64BN.

Aluminum J1303/P1445 with 2 known as follows:

1) Farouk, Harte-B/R 3/81, Superior 1/86, Heritage 5/03 as PCGS64, Simpson-Heritage 2/21 - PCGS65.

2) Bowers and Merena 1/99 as PCGS63, ANR 7/05 now PCGS64.

The listing for this in copper with a plain edge J1302/P1444 is believed to be an error.

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.