Click to enlargeJ1574/P1766

The Barber design with flowing hair. This was struck on wider diameter planchets than the normal half eagle.

About one and a half dozen are known, several of which have been gilted. At least 6 are impounded in museum collections.

An example ex-Farouk, Hughes 7/80 is listed as brass and is listed as J1574A/P1767. It is not known if this coin has been analyzed.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.