Click to enlargeJ1498/P1651

William Barber's sailors head design similar to that used on 20 cent, half eagle and eagle patterns of 1875 and dollar patterns of 1876. This design was also used in 1877 on quarter, half dollar and dollar patterns.

The following 8 are confirmed:

1) Newcomer ?, Morgenthau 6/42, Taylor-New Netherlands 61st sale, Bass-HWBRF - silverplated

2) Dr Judd, G.H. Wolfe-Heritage 1/2000 FUN (not sold), Heritage 9/03 (not sold), Wolfe estate, StacksBowers 8/19 ANA - PCGS62 silverplated

3) G.H. Wolfe-Heritage 1/2000 FUN, Heritage 7/03, Bowers & Merena 1/05, Heritage 4/12 - PCGS64RED, medal alignment, illustrated above.

4) Terrell-B/R 5/73, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 9/88, Stacks 3/92, Superior 2/97, Heritage 1/99, ANR 7/03, ANR 1/04, Heritage 8/04, Heritage 9/04, Heritage 1/07 as PCGS64BN, Simpson-Heritage 8/10, Heritage 1/13 FUN - NGC64BN

5) River Oaks-Bowers & Ruddy 11/76, NERCA 3/78, Superior 7/93, Superior 7/03, Heritage 11/03, Heritage 5/04 as PCGS64RB, Hughes 11/2012 inventory, Heritage 2/14 as NGC65BN, Heritage 1/15 FUN, Cook-LegendAuctions 5/18, StacksBowers 11/21 - PCGS65BN, spotty

6) Stacks 5/68, Bowers & Merena 11/88 - proof 60, cleaned, possibly retoned later and could be source for one of the last 2 below

7) Vintage 10/88, Superior 10/89, Auction 90, Superior 5/93 as PCGS65BN, Simpson-Heritage 9/20 - PCGS66BN

8) Heritage 9/05 - NGC65BN

9) Scotsman - 7/22 - PCGS64BN, possibly one of above

No silver examples of J1497/P1650 are confirmed to exist.

A single obverse die trial of just the head of Liberty, struck in copper, JA1877-1/P3416 is also known.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.