George T. Morgan's famous Liberty Head design previously believed to have been modeled after Anna Williams. Although listed first in Pollock, this is actually the second die.
5 examples of this design are known, with the following 4 known from this obverse die:
1) Judd, Merkin 6/70, Bass-HWBRF – gem proof, Pollock plate
2) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Rothchild-Stacks 10/03, Queller-Heritage 1/09, Heritage 1/12, Heritage 4/12 as NGC63, StacksBowers 8/16 ANA, Legend 9/18 at $20,563, Heritage 1/20 FUN - PCGS63, cleaned and lacquered
3) Col Green, Taylor (B.G. Johnson 12/13/44 invoice), NN61st 6/70, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 7/93 as PCGS65, Simpson-Heritage 5/22 - PCGS66
4) Empire Topics #3, Cox-Stacks 4/62 - PCGS65
To see the other obverse paired with this reverse, P1664, click here.
To compare both obverses side by side, click here.
For pedigree information on this and all 1877 half dollars, click here.
The illustrated example is the Judd and Pollock plate coin and is courtesy of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation.