1877 Half Dollar Patterns 
by Saul Teichman 
as of October 7, 2017

1877 Half Dollar Pedigrees

The following is the most complete listing of these patterns ever attempted. Sources include Armand Chapma's notes, Lester Merkin's 1968 appraisal of the Krouner-Coronet Coin FPL patterns and additional researches by Saul Teichman and the various auction sales noted. Questions or updates to this listing should be sent to me at Saul.Teichman@ey.com

I have added estimated grades based on photos I possess or from the auctions they were sold in. Some coins described as choice may be gem. Photo links are provided - click on the Judd / Pollock numbers.

Note: Any Judd or Pollock numbers missing from this listing are either unconfirmed or do not exist ! Many in the sixth & seventh editions of Judd were misinterpretations of the Scott catalog plates by Kosoff. These include J1509A-C, J1523A-B and J1541A-B, the latter pedigrees in Judd belonging to J1537-J1538 for example from the Scott Catalog although J1537 was mispedigreed and doesn’t exist.

At least one example of each of the 44 known varieties listed below was offered between 1993 and 1999 – a first to my knowledge.

Many of these patterns are on lightweight planchets leading to the possibility that they are actually copper which has been silver-plated. There are at least 5 or 6 coins of this year which are known to be silver-plated including the Garrett example of J1519. Another possibility for their being lightweight is that they were struck on leftover standard silver planchets from 1870. I believe that these planchets were used on coins struck early in the year.

William Barber’s Sailors Head Design

J1501/P1654

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG65 dark toned (weighs 192.7 grains not 197.9 grains as in Pollock)

2) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, M.B. Simons, Sieck-81 ANA, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $26,450, southern collection as NGC64, Simpson collection - PCGS64

J1502/P1655

1) Smithsonian - choice proof

2) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG63RB with a couple of spots on portrait

3) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62 ?, 66 ANA, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa, Bass-HWBRF - gem proof mispedigreed in Pollock, the Bass Foundation inventory and the Bowers and Merena Sylloge of the Bass coins.

4) Judd, Numismatic Enterprises 2/66 ?, Kaplan, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, Tangible Assets (Coin World ad 2/93), Teletrade 3/3/93 as PCGS65RB, ANR 1/05 (not sold) - PCGS66RB

5) Stacks Inventory in 1988, Auction 88 at $5775, Superior 10/89 as PCGS63BN at $9900, Superior 5/90 as PCGS63BN at $6325, Superior 10/91 at $6600 as PCGS64BN, B/M 8/96 (not sold) - PCSG64BN

6) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 - cleaned, lacquered (same as last rehabbed?)

7) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $29,900 as NGC66BN, Simpson collection - PCGS65BN, Pollock plate

The Numismatic Enterprises 2/66 coin is either #4 or #3; the Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62 coin may be #7 if it is not #3; Dibello’s may be an 8th.

Head of P1664-P1669 appears to be the first Morgan head of this type and was used only on J1503 - J1507

Main Features: Less hair which doesn’t extend beyond cap edge, no initial ‘M’ on neck, first leaf points past ‘R’, third leaf touches letter ‘I’ in Pluribus. To view both obverses click here

Note: All described as silver are apparently light in weight ! I have not weighed my circulated example.

J1503/P1664

1) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $12,650 as PCGS63, K. Goldman as NGC64, Superior 7/03 (not sold), ANR 12/03 (not sold) - NGC63 dipped medallic die alignment

J1504/P1666

1) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Sieck-81 ANA - choice proof (alignment 180 degrees)

2) JJ Teaparty-October 95 Coin World Ad, Saul Teichman at $2800 - circulated & cleaned VF (alignment 170 or 190 degrees)

J1505/P1667

1) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Kreisberg 6/56 ?, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $5060 – PCGS61RED cleaned, lacquered - Pollock plate, since rehabilitated, Superior 4/00 FPL as PCGS64BN, Stacks 7/08 at $80,500, Simpson collection (alignment 180 degrees)

2) Merkin 9/67 ?, Tangible Assets (in 2/93 Coin World), Teletrade 3/3/93, Marin, Saul Teichman in trade - PCGS65RED (alignment 170 or 190 degrees)

J1506/P1668

1) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $18,400, Superior 7/03 at $31,050, M. Hagen, R. Kay - PCGS65

2) Kelly 1941, Monroe, Champa-B/R 5/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $9775 – PCGS63, Superior 7/99 FPL, Superior 9/99 (not sold) - NGC63, 2002 ANA at $14,375, Heritage 1/07 at $25,300, Heritage 8/17 ANA at $31,725 - Pollock plate

J1507/P1669

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum - ICG65RB

2) Elder 5/6/08 lot 550 ? (could be J1505), Brand, Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Cox-Stacks 4/62, 66 ANA, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $13,750, ANR 7/05 at $63,250 as PCGS66RB, Simpson collection - PCGS67BN

Head of P1656-P1663 is the second Morgan head of this type and last of the 4 Morgan heads-J1503, J1504, J1506, J1509 only!

Main features: Hair extends beyond cap at right, initial ‘M’ on neck, first leaf points to left edge of ‘R’, third leaf doesn’t touch base of ‘I’ in Pluribus. This is the obverse design, which ultimately was placed on the silver dollar. To view both obverses click here.

This die has very distinct markers - chips/scratches & lint marks. The silver examples are the correct weight and were struck circa August-September either to test this obverse die with the other 3 reverses or, more likely, deliberately struck after the J1509 for sale to collectors. No copper examples of J1505 or J1507 were ever struck from this die!

J1503/P1656

1) Judd, Merkin 6/70, Bass-HWBRF – gem proof – Pollock plate

2) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Rothchild-Stacks 10/03 at $28,750, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $23,000, Heritage 1/12 (not sold), Heritage 4/12 at $21,850 (after sale) as NGC63, StacksBowers 8/16 ANA at $19,975 - PCGS63, cleaned and lacquered

3) Col Green, Taylor (BGJ 12/13/44 invoice), NN61st 6/70, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 7/93 at $22,000 as PCGS65, Simpson collection - PCGS66, dipped

4) Empire Topics #3, Cox-Stacks 4/62 - choice proof

J1504/P1658

1) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54 ?, Empire Topics #3, Cox-Stacks 4/62 ?, MARCA 5/87 at $4300, B/M 5/92 at $11,550, later PCGS62, Superior 2/05 (not sold), ANR 6/05 (not sold), B/M 8/05 (not sold), B/M 10/05 (not sold), Goldberg 2/06 (bid to $19,550, not sold), Stacks 6/06 at $18,400, ANR-Stacks 11/06 (not sold), Goldberg 2/07 (bid to $19,550, not sold) - NGC63, cleaned & lacquered

2) Lohr?, Merkin 6/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $8625 – PCGS64 – Pollock plate

3) Judd?, Stacks 10/00 at $27,600, Superior 7/03 (not sold), M. Hagen, Simpson collection - NGC66

4) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $43,125 - NGC67, identifiable by the toning spot under the M in Unum

The Empire Topics #3, Cox-Stacks 4/62 plate is poor. Farouk’s may appears to be #3.

J1506/P1660

1) Judd, Stacks 3/80, M. Hagen, Simpson collection - PCGS65

2) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 7/93 at $23,100 - PCGS66

3) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, NASAC (Andy Lustig) 6/86 - choice proof

4) Col Green?, Newman-EPNNES, Heritage 4/13 at $58,750 - NGC67

J1508/P1662

Unconfirmed, the only reference found for one of these was a checkmark by the Adams and Woodin number in H.O. Granberg's deluxe copy of the Adams and Woodin book sold as part of the Harry Bass library by George Kolbe.

The example in Stacks 10/00 weighing only 183.1 grains was silverplated (J1509/P1663) and may represent a reappearance of the Granberg piece now properly attributed.

J1509/P1663

1) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Sieck-81 ANA, Rarcoa/Akers 8/91 at $11,000, Rarcoa 5/92 at $10,500, southern collection as PCGS64RB, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

2) Judd, Numismatic Enterprises 2/66 ?, Coronet Coin FPL, Hughes 7/80, Heritage 2/84, Superior 10/89 at $15,400, Tangible Assets, Teletrade 3/3/93, Marin - PCGS65RB

3) Lohr, Davidson-B/R 11/76, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $13,800 - PCGS65RB

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $5175 – PCGS62RED cleaned, lacquered - Pollock plate, now rehabbed to Superior 5/04 at $14,950, Heritage 2/05 at $16,100, ANR 7/05, Stacks 11/07 at $21,850, Heritage 7/10 at $20,700, Stacks-Bowers 6/11 (not sold) - NGC65BN. It shows tooling on the cheek consistent with the removal of the bad carbon spot that shows on the Bass sale plate.

5) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 - cleaned, lacquered, rehabbed now PCGS63BN has first 2 stars weak.

6) Stacks 10/00 at $6325 - silverplated 183.1 grains, possibly the Granberg J1508/P1662 example mentioned above.

Head of P1674-P1675/J1510-J1511

I believe to be dated prior to head of P1656-P1663 but after head of P1664-P1669 !

Note: The silver examples are the correct weight as expected. These were believed struck circa August-September per research by R.W. Julian with a design inspired by J1545 and have Morgan's initial "M" on Liberty's neck. I believe they were struck prior to J1509.

J1510/P1674

1) Empire Topics #3, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Smithsonian

2) Col Green, Judd (B.G. Johnson 7/23/43 invoice), Merkin 6/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 as PCGS64 at $26,450, M. Hagen, private collection, ANR-Stacks 11/06 (not sold), Heritage 1/08 at $80,500, Simpson collection – PCGS65

3) Woodin, Newcomer, Boyd-5/46 Numismatic Gallery FPL, Kaplan, Taylor-NN61st 6/70, Stacks 1/94 at $13,200, Superior 5/94 at $17,600 as PCGS65, Novoselsky, Higman-Alterman, Alhambra/Hanks, Superior 5/04 at $40,250 now PCGS64 dipped

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 9/56, Merkin 9/67, Coronet Coin FPL - cleaned, lacquered

5) Queller–Heritage 1/09 at $40,250 - NGC66 - Pollock plate

J1511/P1675

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG63RB with a couple of spots

2) Lohr, Davidson-B/R 11/76, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $13,800, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

3) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 10/55, Kagin 5/87 at $3850, Kagin 11/87 at $4400 - cleaned, lacquered

4) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Sieck-81 ANA - choice proof

Head of P1676-P1687/J1512-J1523 believed to be first Morgan design dating to February 1877 per research by R. W. Julian

Note: Most examples are the correct weight for J1512, J1514 & J1516. Those which are light may be suspect as to composition. If they are silver, then the correct weight examples may have been deliberately struck later in 1877 for sale to collectors. J1516 is often weakly struck in centers.

J1512/P1676

1) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $21,850, Kagins, Teletrade 4/10/99, R. Kay, ANR 9/03 (not sold), ANR 1/06 (not sold), Virginia collection, Heritage 1/17 at $30,550, StacksBowers 11/17 – NGC65

2) Judd, Stacks 3/80, Superior 7/93 at $31,900 - PCGS66

3) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Johnson-Hughes 1/79, Sieck-81 ANA - gem proof

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Queller-Heritage 1/09 - at $14,950 NGC62, cleaned, lacquered

5) Kagin, Monroe, Champa-B/R 5/72, Stacks 2/78, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $21,850, Superior 7/99 FPL, M. Hagen, Simpson collection - PCGS65

6) Shinkle-Morgenthau 4/32, Ivy 12/81, Melnick 11/83 - circulated VF !!

J1513/P1677

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG64RB

2) Mitchelson, CSL - gem proof

3) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $17,825, R. Kay, M. Hagen, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB with scratch through Li

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $5750 – PCGS61RB cleaned & lacquered, probably rehabbed since - see #11 below

5) Bluestone 8/38, Stacks 12/87 at $9900, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $24,150 – NGC66BN - Pollock plate

6) Stacks 2/53, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 - choice proof

7) Hughes 7/80 - gem proof spot at rim above E of United and under O of Dollar

8) Heritage 2/84, Tangible Assets, Teletrade 3/3/93, Marin - PCGS65RB

9) Anderson/Dupont-Stacks 11/54, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $10,175, Heritage 4/05 at $29,900 - PCGS65BN

10) Heritage 1/04 at $18,400 as PCGS64RB, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB appears to be different from any of the above unless it is #6.

11) Superior 5/04, Heritage 2/05 at $18,400, ANR 7/05 (not sold), Heritage 2/06 (not sold), Heritage 4/10 at $29,900 as NGC65BN, Stacks-Bowers 3/12 (not sold), Holabird-Kagin 12/12 (not sold), Scotsman 10/13 (not sold) - PCGS65BN ("chocolatized" - ie recolored) Tim Larson notes that this pieces has traces of lacquer still visible so this is probably #4 rehabilitated

J1514/P1678

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG66 dark tone

2) Newcomer, Boyd, Judd, 66 ANA ?, Coronet Coin FPL, Stacks 3/80, 82 ANA, Virginia collection, Heritage 1/17 at $35,250 as PCGS65, Legend Auctions 10/17 - PCGS66

3) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $18,400 – PCGS64, Superior 7/99 FPL, Superior 9/99 (not sold) as NGC66, M. Hagen as PCGS65, Simpson collection - PCGS66

4) Col Green, Taylor (B.G. Johnson 12/13/44 invoice), NN61st 6/70, Champa-B/R 5/72, Stacks 2/78, K. Goldman, J. Notrica 5/90, Superior 7/93 at $22,550 - PCGS65

5) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Champa-B/R 5/72, Stacks 2/78, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $48,875 - NGC67 - Pollock plate

6) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $23,000, K. Goldman, Superior 7/03 (not sold), ANR 12/03 at $32,200, Superior 4/04 (not sold), Heritage 8/04 (not sold), Heritage 1/05 (not sold), ANR 3/06 at $41,400 as NGC66, Jewell, Stacks-Bowers 8/11 ANA at $43,125, Simpson collection - PCGS66

7) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Auction 87 at $6600, B/M 11/88 at $6380, Superior 5/90 at $5500, 90 ANA at $6200, Superior 2/91 (not sold) - PCGS61 - cleaned, lacquered (redipped before slabbing)

The 66 ANA pedigree may belong to #5.

J1515/P1679

1) Fred-B/M 11/95 at $11,000, ANR 3/05 at $48,300 - PCGS66RB

2) Lohr, Davidson-B/R 11/76, Hughes 1979 FPLs, Hughes 1/80 - choice proof

3) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, 82 ANA, D. A. Holt, Goldberg 9/11 at $18,400 as PCGS63RB, Heritage 1/12 at $17,825 - PCGS64RB

4) Stacks 2/53, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Superior 10/89 as PCGS64RB at $13,200, Kingswood 2/97 at $10,175 as PCGS65RB

5) Evans-B/M 8/98 at $13,800, Heritage 9/98 FPL, Heritage 1/99 at $12,650, ANR 6/05 at $80,500, Simpson collection – NGC67BN

6) Heritage 2010 FUN at $23,000 - PCGS64RB, earlier pedigree uncertain

7) Heritage 10/10 at $23,000 as NGC65BN, Stacks-Bowers 11/11 (not sold) as NGC66BN, Stacks-Bowers 11/12, Legend Auctions 6/15 (not sold), Legend Auctions 7/17 at $42,300 - PCGS66BN earlier history uncertain.

J1516/P1680

1) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, B/M 11/97 toned at $25,300, Southern collection, Simpson, Heritage 8/10 at $37,375, Stacks-Bowers 6/11 (not sold), Heritage 1/12 (not sold), Heritage 4/12 at $27,600 - PCGS65 now dipped, fully struck

2) Judd, Merkin 6/70, Bass-HWBRF - gem proof weakly struck

3) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 7/93 at $26,400, D. Novoselsky as PCGS65, Kagins, Teletrade 4/10/99, Superior 7/03 at $33,925, ANR 1/06 at $43,700 – NGC66 weakly struck

4) Empire Topics #3, Cox-Stacks 4/62, B/M 9/88 at $16,500, Superior 10/89 at $30,800 as PCGS64, Superior 7/03 at $28,750 as NGC66, M. Hagen as PCGS65, Simpson collection - PCGS66, weakly struck

5) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 10/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 – fully struck - cleaned, lacquered

6) Col Green?, Newman-EPNNES, Heritage 4/13 at $70,500 - NGC67

J1517/P1681

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG63RB spotty especially on obverse

2) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $13,800, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

3) 71 ANA, Queller–Heritage 1/09 at $24,150 as NGC66BN, B/M 6/10 at $20,125 now NGC66RB (NCS'd), Heritage 1/13 (not sold) - Pollock plate

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 10/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 - cleaned, lacquered

5) Terrell-B/R 5/73 - cleaned ?

6) Merkin 9/67, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 10/92 (not sold), 96 ANA (not sold), B/M 8/98 at $12,650, R. Shippee - PCGS65RB

7) Stacks 10/88 at $6050, Superior 10/89 at $15,950, Auction 90 at $17,000, Tangible Assets, Teletrade 3/3/93, Marin, 94 ANA at $9900 - PCGS65RB

8) Fred-B/M 11/95 at $9900, Heritage 7/03 at $18,400, M. Hagen as PCGS65RB, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

Boosel-Rarcoa 4/72 may duplicate either #7 or #8 or is a 9th.

The following 6 patterns appear to be mules but Robert Julian found documentation suggesting that these reverses were created prior to the creation of the obverse used for J1503-J1507. At the time of his research, however, it was not recognized that there were in fact two obverse dies created for those patterns. Please note that the silver examples are all light in weight.

J1518/P1682

1) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I as J1518 (withdrawn), Garrett II, Superior 6/92, B/M 5/93 as PCGS62, Heritage 7/03 (not sold), ANR 9/03 (not sold), B/M 12/03 as NGC63 at $17,250, M. Hagen, ANR 12/05 (not sold), Heritage 2/06 at $20,125, Virginia collection, Heritage 2/17 at $39,950 - NGC63, (175 grains but specific gravity is 10.34 and SEM-EDX testing showed it to be 91.8% silver, 8.2% copper)

J1519/P1683

1) Col Green, Judd (B.G. Johnson 7/23/43 invoice), Stacks 3/80, Hughes 7/80, Superior 2/82 MBS - choice proof but stained on rims

2) Lohr, Davidson-B/R 11/76, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $11,500 as PCGS64RB, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB, Pollock plate

3) Evans-B/M 8/98 at $13,800, Kagins, Teletrade 4/10/99, Teletrade 8/2/99, Superior 3/00 (not sold), Heritage 1/01 at $17,250, Heritage 1/07 at $37,375 - NGC66BN earlier pedigree uncertain

One of these is ex-Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 9/56 - probably #3.

J1520/P1684

1) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, K. Goldman, D. Novoselsky as PCGS64, Kagins, Superior 7/03 at $108,100, Pogue - NGC66

J1521/P1685

1) Judd, Numismatic Enterprises 2/66, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa-B/R 5/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $12,650, Superior 7/99 FPL, Superior 9/99 (not sold), M. Hagen, Simpson collection – PCGS66RB double struck on obverse about 5 degrees off

2) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 3/55 ?, Davidson-B/R 11/76, B/R 9/84, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $7480, Superior 2/05 (not sold), ANR 6/05 (not sold), B/M 8/05, Goldberg 2/06 (bid to $16,100, not sold), Stacks 6/06 at $16,100, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $15,525, Heritage 3/10 at $16,100, Stacks-Bowers 3/12 – PCGS63RB at $13,800, cleaned - Pollock plate

3) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $12,650 - gem proof (medallic die alignment)

4) Anderson/Dupont-Stacks 11/54 - same as #1 ?

The Farouk, Bolender 3/55 could be Judd’s with the Anderson/Dupont-Stacks 11/54 example being #2. The cleaning determined my pedigree.

J1522/P1686

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum - ICG64 dipped

2) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Sieck-81 ANA, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $11,500 as PCGS63, Superior 7/03 at $57,500 as NGC64, Simpson collection - PCGS64, Pollock plate

J1523/P1687

1) Lohr?, Merkin 9/67, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa-B/R 5/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $12,650, K. Goldman, M. Hagen – PCGS67BN

2) Superior 10/92 at $17,050, B/M 3/96 at $10,450, Heritage 5/97 FPL - PCGS65RB

3) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76 ?, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $16,100, Simpson collectoin – PCGS67RB (medallic die alignment)

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 10/55?, Bass-HWBRF – condition not reported – this coin is no longer in the HWBRF – same as #2?

The Lohr and Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 10/55 pedigrees may be reversed or may belong to only one coin. Woodin owned at least 2-duplicate sold in Adams 2/11 sale.

Barber’s Large Head

This design was apparently created to compete with Morgan’s eagle on shield designs (J1503-J1507 and J1519-J1523). Two obverse dies were used on these. To view both obverses side by side, click here.

Head of Pollock 1692-1693 is probably the first Barber head of this type.

Date low with last 7 almost touching dentelle. The silver example is light in weight.

J1524/P1692

1) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $12,650, Simpson collection – PCGS64 - Pollock plate

J1525/P1693

1) Rarcoa 2/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $18,400, Simpson collection – PCGS67RB

Head of Pollock 1690-1691 is probably the second Barber head of this type.

Date high with last 7 further from dentelle and leaves above Liberty’s head slightly different from above with finer lines added: Both leaf styles used on the Goloid Dollars of 1878-1880 ! The silver examples are the correct weight.

J1524/P1690

1) Col Green, Judd (B.G. Johnson 7/23/43 invoice), Ivy 12/76 – proof 60+

2) Merkin 6/70, Champa-B/R 5/72, Johnson-Hughes 1/79, Hughes 1/80 - choice proof

3) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $12,650 – PCGS63, Superior 7/99 FPL, Heritage 1/07 at $20,125, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $20,700, Heritage 3/10 at $21,276, Stacks-Bowers 3/12 (not sold), Holabird-Kagin 12/12 (not sold), Heritage 4/13 at $16,450 - NGC64

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Stacks 3/05 at $8625 cleaned, lacquered, several Heritage 2012 internet sales as NGC proof details, improperly cleaned, StacksBowers 9/13 at $9,106 - PCGS62

5) Hughes 7/80, Ivy 12/80, Stacks 11/09 at $14,375 - NGC63

6) Stacks 9/94 at $9625, Superior 7/03 at $11,500 - NGC62 cleaned, retoned

7) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU duplicate, Superior 2/77, Evans-B/M 8/98 where misdescribed as P1692 at $12,650 – choice proof

J1525/P1691

1) 53 ANA, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 – gem proof but lacquered

2) Champa-B/R 5/72, Terrell-B/R 5/73, Sieck-81 ANA, Stacks Inventory in 1988, Auction 88 at $5280 - choice proof

3) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Champa-B/R 5/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $9775, Simpson, Heritage 8/10 at $28,750, I&L Goldberg 2/13 at $25,300, Heritage 8/17 ANA at $25,850 – PCGS65RB

4) Champa-B/R 5/72, Nerca 11/77, Stacks 2/78, 80 ANA, Heritage 2/84 - choice proof

5) ANS - choice proof

6) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum - ICG64RB

7) B/R 11/83, Fredericks-Heritage 1/04 at $10,925, ANR 1/06 at $21,850, Heritage 8/10 at $13,225, Heritage 1/13 at $14,100 - PCGS63RB

8) Merkin 9/67, Coronet Coin FPL, Merkin 6/71, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $25,300, Heritage 4/10 at $27,600, Heritage 2/12 at $25,300, Goldberg 8/14 (not sold) – NGC67BN, Pollock plate

Boosel-Rarcoa 4/72 (photo too dark for attribution purposes) may duplicate #7 or #8 or be a 9th. There are many other listings for this pattern.

William Barber’s Helmeted Liberty Design

Note: The silver examples are the correct weight for J1526 & J1528. All of the J1530s are light and were probably struck earlier in the year. J1526 an obvious mule with ‘In God We Trust’ on both sides & J1528 may have been deliberately struck for sale to collectors. J1527/P1695 is not confirmed to exist !

J1526/P1694

1) Judd, Stacks 3/80, Stacks 6/99, Superior 7/03 (not sold), M. Hagen, Simpson - NGC66/PCGS66

2) Woodin, Newcomer, Col Green, Taylor (B.G. Johnson 12/13/44 invoice), NN61st 6/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $16,100 as PCGS65, Simpson - NGC66/PCGS66, Pollock plate – dipped long ago

3) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bass, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $10,350, Heritage 1/04 at $24,150 - PCGS62

4) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Boosel, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $14,850 as PCGS64, Novoselsky, Higman-Alterman, Alhambra/Hanks, Superior 4/00 FPL, B/M 10/00 (not sold and was mispedigreed as the Bass coin), Heritage 1/07 at $40,250, M hagen as NGC66, Virginia collection, Heritage 1/17 at $39,950 - PCGS65

Note: Coin World ad photo for this and J1528 were stock photos from B/M 8/98.

J1528/P1696

1) Col Green, Judd (B.G. Johnson 7/23/43 invoice), Merkin 6/70, Bass-HWBRF – gem proof - Pollock plate

2) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Johnson-Hughes 1/79 later to K. Goldman, ANR 12/03 at $32,200, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $43,150 - PCGS65

3) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Christie’s 9/88 at $15,950, Auction 89 at $19,250, Novoselsky, Higman-Alterman, Alhambra/Hanks, Saul Teichman, private collection, Superior 7/03 at $29,900, M. Hagen, traded for J1526, Heritage 11/03 at $42,550 as NGC65, Simpson collection – PCGS65

4) Kagin, Monroe, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, Evans-B/M8/98 at $14,950 as proof 63, Simpson collection - PCGS65

J1529/P1697

1) Linderman, Woodin-1914 ANS exhibit, Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, cleaned, chocolatized, Tangible Assets, Teletrade 3/3/93, ANR 7/05, Simpson collection - PCGS65BN

J1530/P1698

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG65 dark tone

2) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Sieck-81 ANA, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $28,750, Simpson collection - PCGS65

3) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $18,400, ANR 9/03 at $29,325, S. Manson - PCGS64CAM

4) Newcomer-Morgenthau 6/32, Boyd-5/46 Numismatic Gallery FPL, Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 3/57, Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, 66 ANA, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $6037.50, Superior 7/99 FPL, Superior 9/99 at $6325 - PCGS60 cleaned, badly hairlined

J1531/P1699

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG64RB

2) Stickney, Mitchelson, CSL - gem proof

3) Kreisberg 11/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $17,250, Heritage 2/01 at $17,250 as PCGS66RB, Simpson - PCGS67RB

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 3/55 ?, Lohr ?, Davidson-B/R 11/76 - cleaned ? - Pollock plate

5) Dibello-Stacks 5/70 ?, Sieck-81 ANA, Rubin - NGC64RB stolen

6) Kosoff 11/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Heritage 6/97-6/98 FPL, K. Goldman as NGC65RB, Superior 2/02 (not sold), Heritage 1/07 at $28,750 as PCGS65RB, Simpson - PCGS67RB, lacquered ?

Dibello’s or Lohr’s may duplicate #3. Stickney pedigree from H. Chapman bidbook sold in C. Davis 3/97 sale. NGC shows an example graded as NGC63RB which may duplicate #4 or could be a 7th.

Head by William Barber

Note: Die has 8 in date cut over a 1 caused by date initially being started too far to the right. Please note that the J1534A is light in weight. The J1535 are the correct weight and may have been deliberately struck later in the year for sale to collectors. Note: J1532 is not believed to exist !

J1533/P1700

1) Elder’s 17th sale-Brand?, Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Judd, Numismatic Enterprises 2/66 ?, 66 ANA, Coronet Coin FPL, Merkin 2/71, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $6037.50 – PCGS60RB cleaned, lacquered, since rehabilitated - Heritage 1/07 (not sold), Heritage 1/08 at $23,000, B/M 2009 ANA, Stacks-Bowers 3/12 (not sold), Heritage 1/13 at $19,975 - PCGS63BN

2) Elder’s 37th sale-Newcomer?, Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Coronet Coin FPL, Merkin 6/71, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $10,350, Southern collection, Simpson collection - PCGS64BN with lamination through date and lower right obverse.

Note: The pedigrees above are expanded from the Coronet Coin FPL, Merkin sales and Pollock. The Judd and Lohr pedigrees may be reversed on these as the Judd 1st - 7th edition plate coin has weak stars 5-7 but the coin attributed to Judd has full stars. The Elder 17th-Brand and Elder 37th-Newcomer sales may also be reversed.

J1534A/P1701

1) Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, 87 ANA at $23,100, Superior 10/89 at $35,200, D. Novoselsky as PCGS64, Kagins, Superior 7/03 at $79,350 as NGC65, Simpson collection - PCGS65, Pollock plate

J1534/P1702

1) Woodin-1914 ANS, Newcomer, Boyd, Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Judd, Numismatic Enterprises 2/66, Coronet Coin FPL, Merkin 6/71, Hughes 1979 FPLs, Hughes 10/79 - cleaned, lacquered

2) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $13800, Kagins as PCGS66RB, Simpson collection - PCGS67RB

J1535/P1703

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG65 dark tone

2) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Auction 89 at $37,400, D. Novoselsky as PCGS64, Kagins, Superior 7/03 (not sold), ANR 12/03 at $35,650, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $46,000 as NGC65, Virginia collection-Heritage 1/17 at $32,900 - PCGS64, dipped

3) Superior 6/81, Auction 82, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $8050 as PCGS60, Simpson collection - PCGS62, Pollock plate

J1536/P1704

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum - ICG64RB with high wire edge on obverse

2) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62 ?, 66 ANA, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa-B/R 5/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $12,650, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

3) Anderson/Dupont-Stacks 11/54?, Merkin 9/67, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $10,175, Saul Teichman - PCGS65RB

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Judd, Stacks 3/80, Stacks 1/90 at $6600, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $16,100 - NGC63BN cleaned, lacquered

Anderson-Dupont may belong to #2. Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62 may belong to #3 instead of #2.

William Barber’s Capped Liberty Design

These designs were apparently created to compete with Morgan’s designs with the eagle on tablet reverses (J1512-J1517) as well as Morgan’s Liberty cap designs. The obverse die has a scratch from the rim to the head of Liberty to the left of the letter 'I' in 'In'.

J1538/P1706

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum - ICG64RB

2) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 10/55 ?, Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa-B/R 5/72, Sieck-81 ANA, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $6160, Superior 2/05 (not sold) - PCGS62RB, cleaned, lacquered now rehabilitated, ANR 1/06 (not sold), Heritage 3/06 at $22,425 now PCGS64BN, has depression on wing

3) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Judd, 66 ANA ?, Coronet Coin FPL, Merkin 2/71, Champa, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $6325 – PCGS60RB - Pollock plate – cleaned, lacquered now rehabilitated, Teletrade 7/21/99, Teletrade 8/11/99, Teletrade 9/1/99, Teletrade 9/29/99, Teletrade 10/20/99, Teletrade 11/10/99 at $12,075, 2002 ANA at $16,100 as NGC64BN, Simpson collection - PCGS64BN

4) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Champa-B/R 5/72, Stacks 2/78, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $13,800, Saul Teichman - NGC64RED

66 ANA may belong with #2. Merkin 2/71 sale had pedigrees of #2 and #3 reversed.

Overlooked by Adams and/or Woodin ?, it was first described in Elder’s 5/6/08 sale (lot 521 to Virgil Brand) which was prior to the Adams & Woodin book. Its first cited occurrence as being different from J1539/P1708 was by Wayte Raymond in Morgenthau’s 4/32 Shinkle sale. An example (same as Shinkle’s?) was plated in Morgenthau’s 5/35 sale and is probably #2 in the above list. It appears that both #2 and #3 are ex Farouk as two examples were listed with the Adams & Woodin number for J1539 in Sotheby’s 1954 Farouk sale. See J1539/P1708 listing below ! Note: J1537 is not believed to exist !

J1539A/P1707

1) Maris 6/1886 ?, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Rothchild-Stacks 10/03 at $41,400, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $46,000, Heritage 1/10 at $46,000 - NGC65

2) Cogan in 1883 ?, Garrett-JHU duplicate, Superior 2/77, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $14,950 - PCGS63 – Pollock plate listed under J1539/P1708 in error

3) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 9/58, Cox-Stacks 4/62, 78 ANA, Evans-B/M 8/98 at $9775, Kagins, Teletrade 4/10/99, Teletrade 3/6/00, Teletrade 8/16/00 at $9800 as PCGS62, southern collection, Simpson collection - PCGS63, cleaned

The early pedigrees on the Garrett coins may need to be reversed.

J1539/P1708

1) Judd, Numismatic Enterprises 2/66, Stacks 3/80, Hughes 7/80, Tangible Assets, Teletrade 3/3/93, Marin, 94 ANA at $11,825 - bought back Marin - PCGS65BN, Southern Collection, Simpson collection - NGC66BN

2) Anderson/Dupont-Stacks 11/54, Stacks 9/99 at $11,500, Heritage 11/03 at $32,200, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $27,600, Heritage 4/10 at $34,500, Stacks-Bowers 3/12 (not sold), Heritage 12/11/12 internet auction (not sold), Scotsman 10/13 (not sold) - NGC65RED

Note: The 2 examples listed in the Farouk sale appear under J1538/P1706.

Anthony Paquet’s Design

This was apparently created to compete with Barber’s heraldic eagle designs (J1502-J1503, J1528-J1529, J1535-J1536). Roger Burdette reports Mint archive records dated March 20, 1877 which state that "Anthony Paquet left a pair of half dollar dies with Coiner to have them turned down to fit the mint’s presses", thus his design was ready fairly early in 1877.

Date centered: All known from this die variety have an obverse die crack through the stars on left side and date. These are the correct weight.

J1540/P1711

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum - ICG64 dark tone

2) Judd, Merkin 6/70, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $17,250 – PCGS65 - Pollock plate

3) Col Green, Dibello (B.G. Johnson 4/12/46 invoice), Stacks 5/70, Johnson-Hughes 1/79, Evans-B/M8/98 at $14,950, Superior 7/03 (not sold), Heritage 11/03 at $25,875, Heritage 8/04 at $27,025 as NGC65, Simpson collection - PCGS64

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Cox-Stacks 4/62, 66 ANA, Coronet Coin FPL, Merkin 2/71, Sieck-81 ANA, Fred-B/M 11/95 at $9350, Martin Paul – cleaned, Superior 5/96 (not sold), Superior 9/96 at $11,275 as NGC64, Saul Teichman, It was artificially toned now dipped and bought back by NGC, Heritage 1/97 (as ex-Dibello) at $9200, Heritage FPL’s 1/97-10/97, Heritage 1/98 (not sold), Heritage 2/98-6/98 FPL, Superior 9/98, Heritage 7/03 (not sold), ANR 9/03 at $14,950, Heritage 8/04 at $17,250 - NGC62

5) Rothchild-Stacks 10/03 at $23,000, Queller-Heritage 1/09 at $25,300 - NGC65

Date left: This die is uncracked and may have been a replacement for the above. It is the correct weight.

J1540/P1711A

1) Higgy, Monroe, Champa-B/R 5/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $6325, Heritage 7/10 at $23,000, Stacks-Bowers 3/12 (not sold), Holabird-Kagin 12/12 (not sold), Scotsman 10/13 (not sold) – PCGS62 - Pollock plate

Note: This variety may not exist in copper.

J1541/P1712

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed, Durham Museum – ICG63RB spotty with trimmed wire edge

2) Stickney, Mitchelson, CSL - choice proof

3) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 - cleaned, lacquered

4) Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Sieck-81 ANA - choice proof with carbon spot below star 4

5) Lohr ?, Superior 8/91 at $19,800 as NGC65RED, Tangible Assets?, Teletrade 3/3/93, ANR 3/05 at $34,500, Simpson collection - PCGS65RED

6) Evans-B/M 8/98 at $9200, Stacks 11/07 at $33,350, Simpson collection ? – NGC66BN with carbon spot to right of star 4 (medallic die alignment)

7) B/M 8/96 (not sold), Heritage 8/97 - 10/97 FPL as PCGS64BN, B/M 6/01 at $10,925 as PCGS65BN, Heritage 1/07 (not sold), Heritage 1/08 at $29,900, Virginia collection, Heritage 8/16 ANA at $22,325 - medallic die alignment, is this #3 rehabbed?

Note: The die break on the Byron Reed silver coin is not as long through the right side of the date as the copper specimen indicating that at least some of the silver coins were struck prior to some of the copper.