This uses the William Barber's obverse design of 1878 as on J1557-J1564/P1749-P1755 with a new reverse die. This may have been executed by his son Charles.
These were sold in sets containing J1635/P1833 and J1617/P1813 for $6.10 to congressman and later to collectors for $15. To view Barber's set which included this design, click here.
It is known in the following combinations:
Goloid J1626/P1822 It is unknown if any of these have undergone metalurgical testing.
Silver J1627/P1823 It is unknown if any of these have undergone metalurgical testing.
Copper J1628/P1824 with over a dozen known.
Aluminum J1629/P1825 with 4 or 5 known including the following.
1) Maris, Garrett-JHU, B/R 3/80 Garrett II, Superior 2/84, Simpson - PCGS69
2) Merkin 3/68, LegendAuctions 10/17, LegendAuctions 9/18 - PCGS67
3) B/M 9/01 cancelled to November - NGC66
White Metal J1629A/P1826 which is unique and is ex RARCOA's Kaufman and Kagin's 7/79 sales.
Lead J1630/P1827 which is unique and appears in the Newcomer appraisal.
This design was repeated in 1880 as J1651-J1653/P1851-P1853.
Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.