Click to enlargeJ1519/P1683

George T. Morgan's famous Liberty Head design previously believed to have been modeled after Anna Williams. Research by Robert W. Julian notes that this is actually the first of the 4 Morgan dies of this year.

Only 3 examples are known as follows:

1) Col Green, Judd (B.G. Johnson 7/23/43 invoice), Stacks 3/80, Hughes 7/80, Superior 2/82 MBS - choice proof but stained on rims

2) Lohr, Davidson-B/R 11/76, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 as PCGS64RB, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB, Pollock plate

3) Evans-B/M 8/98, Kagins, Teletrade 4/10/99, Teletrade 8/2/99, Superior 3/00 (not sold), Heritage 1/01, Heritage 1/07 - NGC66BN - illustrated above, earlier pedigree uncertain

One of these is ex-Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Bolender 9/56 - probably #3.

This design was also struck in silver J1518/P1682 and is unique.

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

Photo courtesy of Heritage.