Click to enlargeJ1542/P1715

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

There are at least 7 specimens known as follows:

1) Judd, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 as PCGS66RB, 2001 ANA, Heritage 1/06 as NGC67RB, Simpson collection - PCGS67RB

2) Kreisberg 11/72, R.M. Fred, B/M 11/95, Teletrade 12/31/01, Telerade 2/6/02, Heritage 1/15 FUN - PCGS66BN

3) Maris, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Sieck-81 ANA, Vintage 10/88, Superior 5/89, Heritage 8/2000, 2010 FUN as PCGS65RB, Simpson collection - PCGS67RB

4) Hughes 1/80, Hughes 7/80, B/R 9/82, B/R 4/83, Superior 10/89 as PCGS65RB, Heritage 11/03, Queller-Heritage 1/09, Heritage 1/11 FUN - PCGS66RB, illustrated above

5) Burke, B/M 5/94, B/M 9/94 - PCGS64RB

6) Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library - gem proof

7) Farouk, Bolt?, B/M 9/88 cleaned

At least 3 of these were part of the Brand collection.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.