George T. Morgan's famous Liberty Head design previously believed to have been modeled after Anna Williams. Although listed first in Pollock, this is actually the second die.
The reverse, showing a 7 sided shield was in the works by February 1877 when Morgan sent pencil sketches to Mint director Henry Linderman. To view those sketches, click here.
6 examples of this design are known with the following 4 examples confirmed from this obverse die:
1) Judd, Stacks 3/80, M. Hagen, Simpson collection - PCGS65
2) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 7/93, Simpson collection - 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, Simpson collection - NGC67/PCGS67, illustrated above
Two examples are known from the other obverse die. To see the other obverse paired with this reverse, P1668, click here.
To compare both obverses side by side, click here.
The copper examples of J1507 were not struck from this die. To see an actual example, click here.
For pedigree information on this and all 1877 half dollars, click here.
Photo is of the Eric Newman example and is courtesy of Heritage.