Click to enlargeJ1196/P1336

William Barber's "Amazonian" design considered to be one of the most beautiful ever made by the US Mint. This design was issued in sets of the quarter dollar, half dollar and silver dollar in silver, copper as above and aluminum.

The Amazonian name dates to the 1890 New York Coin and Stamp auction of the Lorin G. Parmelee collection and was probably given by David Proskey.

The following examples are confirmed:

1) Doughty?, Byron Reed-Durham Museum - ICG66RB

2) Joseph C. Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library

3) River Oaks-Bowers and Ruddy 11/76, Heritage 1/09 as PCGS65RD, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

4) Kosoff 11/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Teletrade 3/3/93, Superior 4/00 FPL, Heritage 1/07, Simpson collection - PCGS66BN, illustrated above.

5) Hughes 7/79, D.A. Holt

6) Stacks 6/94, Stacks 3/02 as PCGS65RB, Stacks 1/07 as NGC66BN, Simpson collection - PCGS67BN

7) Simpson collection - PCGS65RB, same as #4 ?

8) Heritage 6/17 - PCGS66RB

Examples were also struck in silver J1195/P1335 and aluminum J1197/P1337.

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Photo courtesy of Tangible Asset Galleries.