Click to enlargeJ1661/P1861

George Morgan's Coiled hair design in copper. About a dozen are believed to exist 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 Morgan's set which included this design, click here.

They were also struck in the following metals.

Gold J1660/P1860 with about 10 known. These were struck from shaved half eagle planchet stock resulting in the coins having striated surfaces.

Aluminum J1662/P1862 with at least 4 known.

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