Click to enlargeJ1536/P1704

The Barber design. The '8' in the date is over a '1' caused by the date being initially started too far to the right.

Only 4 examples are known as follows:

1) Doughty 4/1891, Reed-Durham Museum (P260) ICG64RB with high wire edge on obverse - Illustrated above.

2) Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62 ?, 66 ANA, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa-B/R 5/72, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99, Simpson collection - PCGS66RB

3) Anderson/Dupont-Stacks 11/54?, Merkin 9/67, Coronet Coin FPL, Champa, Fred-B/M 11/95, Saul Teichman - PCGS65RB

4) Farouk-Sothebys 2/54, Judd, Stacks 3/80, Stacks 1/90, Queller-Heritage 1/09 - NGC63BN - cleaned, lacquered

Lohr, Cox-Stacks 4/62 may belong to #3 instead of #2. Anderson-Dupont may belong to #2.

This design was also struck in silver J1535/P1703 with only 3 known.

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

A complete reverse die trial in lead JA1877-3/P3425 is also known.

Photo from the Byron Reed Collection; owned by the City of Omaha, Nebraska; on loan to The Durham Museum.