Click to enlargeJ1443/P1587

William Barber's sailors head design. It was also used on 20 cent and half eagle patterns of 1875, dollar patterns of 1876 and in 1877 on dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar patterns.

Specimens exists in the following compositions:

Gold J1443/P1587 with 2 known as follows.

1) Woodin, Newcomer, Boyd-Numismatic Gallery 5/46 FPL, Judd, Wilkison, Auction 84, Trompeter, Heritage 5/05

2) Woodin, V. Brand via E. Adams in 1911 (journal #57882), Armin Brand sold 10/12/1944, Farouk.

It is likely that Woodin got these from A.L. Snowden for "returning" the 2 gold half unions to him which were then placed back in the Mint cabinet. For more on that, click here.

Copper J1444/P1588 with over a dozen known, several of which have been gilted.

Aluminum J1445/P1589. This is believed to be unique is ex Woodside, Woodin, Newcomer, Boyd, Fred-Bowers and Merena 11/95, Southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC65.

J1445A/P1590 in white metal. This is unique and was in the Linderman collection. It was probably deliberately struck on his behalf.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.