Click to enlargeJ1457/P1606

William Barber's sailors head design without stars or motto, one of 4 different but similar obverse dies of this year.





This design in known as follows:

Silver J1457/P1606. Only 2 examples were struck as follows:

1) Woodin, Newcomer, Col Green, Boyd, Farouk, Judd, Kosoff-B/R 11/85, Novoselsky, Kagins, southern collection, Simpson - NGC65, illustrated above courtesy of PCGS, click on the thumbnail to see an enlargement.

2) Woodin, Granberg, Kosoff 1/68 FPL, Sotheby's 12/73, Fred-B/M 11/95, Heritage 1/07 FUN, Heritage 1/15 FUN - PCGS62, illustrated below courtesy of Heritage.



These were struck on 420 grain trade dollar planchets so either these may have been trade dollar patterns or the Mint simply used what was available at the time.

Copper with reeded edge J1458A/P1607 with the following confirmed.

1) B/R 11/72, Magnolia-SpinkSmythe 5/11 as PCGS64RB, StacksBowers 8/12 ANA - PCGS65RB

2) HIM 11/82, 95 ANA, ANR 12/03 as PCGS64RB, now in NGC65RB holder

3) B/R 9/84

4) Mehl 6/42, Taylor-New Netherlands 61st sale, Bass, B/M 5/99 PCGS66RB

5) ex-Kosoff, B/M 11/85 silverplated.

6) Stacks 5/06, Heritage 11/06 - PCGS66RB, possibly one of above

7) Simpson-Heritage 11/20 - PCGS67BN, possibly one of above

Copper with plain edge J1458/P1608. This is unique and is ex Col Green as AW1487a, Fairfield-B/R 11/77, Sieck-81 ANA where miscataloged, Queller-Heritage 1/09 FUN as NGC66RB, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB.

Somehow the Judd book got these 2 reversed with regard to the Adams & Woodin book. AW1487 should be what became Judd 1458A.