The Doughty, Byron Reed example of the helmeted Liberty design executed by William Barber, one of only 4 known. This was apparently inspired by a sketch prepared by Christian Gobrecht in the late 1830s per Pollock. To view this drawing, click here.
One of the two Garrett examples is also available for viewing on this website. To see this example, click here.
This design was also struck in copper J1531/P1699 with 6 known.
For pedigree information on this and all 1877 half dollars, click here.
Photo from the Byron Reed Collection; owned by the City of Omaha, Nebraska; on loan to The Durham Museum.