Click to enlargeJ1520/P1684

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 a single example is known ex Cogan in 1883, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, K. Goldman, D. Novoselsky as PCGS64, Kagins, Superior 7/03, Pogue - NGC66

This design was also struck in copper J1521/P1685 with only 3 or 4 known.

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

Photo courtesy of Saul Teichman.