Click to enlargeJ1636/P1834

Charles Barber's Flowing hair design in copper. Over a dozen are believed to be known including the illustrated example from Sotheby's Browning collection. Prior to this, it was offered in Paramount's June 1975 Rare Coin List #10. Many of the copper examples have been gilted.

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It was also part of a goloid set. To view Barber's set which included this design, click here.

Examples were also struck as follows:

Gold J1635/P1832-P1833 with several hundred known.

Aluminum J1637/P1835 with at least 4 known

White Metal J1637A/P1836 which is unique ex N.M. Kaufman.

A second obverse die is known by a single example in copper J1636A/P1837 whose pedigree dates back to the 1906 H.P. Smith sale lot 1447 where it was purchased by J. C. Mitcheson. It was later gilted and subsequently offered in Superior 10/1974, NERCA 79 ANA, Kaginís 3/85 and Heritage 5/2012 sales.

To see both obverse dies side by side, click here.

Photo courtesy of Sotheby's from their Browning sale catalog.