William Barber's sailors head design. It was also used on 20 cent and half eagle patterns of 1875, dollar patterns of 1876 and in 1877 on dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar patterns. A matching half eagle was also created. To view click here.
Specimens exists in the following compositions:
Gold J1443/P1587 with 2 known as follows.
1) Woodin, Newcomer, Boyd-Numismatic Gallery 5/46 FPL, Judd, Wilkison, Auction 84, Trompeter, Heritage 5/05 - NGC64, illustrated above, click on the thumbnail image to enlarge
2) Woodin, V. Brand via E. Adams in 1911 (journal #57882), Armin Brand sold 10/12/1944, Farouk, illustrated below from a circa 1911 image courtesy of Saul Teichman.
It is likely that Woodin got these from A.L. Snowden
for "returning" the 2 gold half unions to him which were then placed back in the Mint cabinet. For more on that, click here.
Copper J1444/P1588 with over a dozen known, several of which have been gilted.
Aluminum J1445/P1589. This is believed to be unique is ex Woodside, Woodin, Newcomer, Boyd, Fred-Bowers and Merena 11/95, Southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC65/PCGS65, illustrated below courtesy of PCGS.
J1445A/P1590 in white metal. This is unique and was in the Linderman collection. It was probably deliberately struck on his behalf.
Photo courtesy of Heritage.