William Barber's metric dollar design with an obverse similar to the one used on the $50 half union patterns of 1877 J1546/P1719. This may have been executed by his son Charles.
These were sold in sets along with J1635/P1833 and J1626/P1822 to congressman for $6.10 and later to collectors for $15. To view Barber's set which included this design, click here.
Examples were struck in the following combinations:
Silver or Goloid J1617-J1618/P1813 with several hundred known.
An example, that was offered in Heritage 11/21 sale was analyzed and found to be .4% gold, 96% silver, 3.6 % copper.
Copper J1619/P1814 with over a dozen known.
Aluminum J1620/P1815 with at least 4 known as follows:
1) Maris, Garrett-JHU, B/R 3/80 Garrett II
2) B/R 2/78
3) Paramount 3/81
4) Spink/Smythe Magnolia 5/11, Simpson-Heritage 9/20, Heritage 8/22 ANA - PCGS65 with lamination over eye.
White Metal J1620A/P1816 This is unique and was sold in RARCOA's Kaufman and Kagin's 7/79 sales.
Lead J1621/P1817 This is also unique and is ex Woodin, Newcomer, Kosoff 5/55, Hydeman, Heritage 6/21 and is graded PCGS AU details environmental damage. It is badly corroded.
This design was repeated in 1880 as J1645-J1647/P1845-P1847.