Click to enlargeJ1503/P1656

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.

It is one of only 4 known from this obverse die as follows:

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

2) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Rothchild-Stacks 10/03, Queller-Heritage 1/09, Heritage 1/12, Heritage 4/12 as NGC63, StacksBowers 8/16 ANA - PCGS63, cleaned and lacquered

3) Col Green, Taylor (B.G. Johnson 12/13/44 invoice), NN61st 6/70, Sieck-81 ANA, Superior 7/93 as PCGS65, Simpson collection - PCGS66, dipped

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

To see the other obverse paired with this reverse, P1664, click here.

To compare both obverses side by side, click here.

For pedigree information on this and all 1877 half dollars, click here.

The illustrated example is the Judd and Pollock plate coin and is courtesy of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation.