Click to enlargeJ393/P461

The so-called transitional half dollar using the reverse of 1866-1891.

These and the other "with motto" patterns of this date and also 1863 and possibly 1865 are actually restrikes made circa 1869 and into the early 1870s and were offered with restrikes of the other denominations in complete sets.

Examples were struck as follows:

Silver J391/P459 with about a dozen known.

Copper J392/P460 with about a dozen known.

Aluminum J393/P461 with the following 2 confirmed.

1) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Pryor-B/M 1/96, Evans-B/M 8/98, Superior 9/99, Superior 2/00, Heritage 11/03, ANR 6/04 - PCGS67, illustrated at the top of this page, click on the thumbnail to see an enlargement

2) Beverly-Kagin's 1/75, Superior 6/98, Superior 5/01 as PCGS66, Simpson collection - PCGS67

Nickel J394/P462 with only 2 known, one ex Woodin-1914 ANS exhibit, Newcomer and the other was part of a nickel set from the trime to the dollar ex Doughty (1891), H.P. Smith (1906), Brand (journal #33867).

Later pedigrees are far from clear but are believed to be as follows. They are different from Pollock.

1) Lohr, Kagin's 11/74, Evans-B/M 8/98, ANR 1/05, southern collection, Simpson collection - PCGS65

2) Farouk, Crouch-Superior 6/77, Kagin's 8/77 ANA, Kagin's 83 ANA - PCGS64

Photo courtesy of Superior.