Click to enlargeJ1543/P1716

Another dollar pattern by William Barber, this has an ornamented coronet.

This design was struck only in copper with 4 examples known today. Taxay had incorrect pedigrees in his 1976 Catalog & Encyclopedia of U.S. Coins which were later repeated in the 6th and 7th edition of Judd. With regard to the 3 pedigrees listed, Doughty's (New York Coin & Stamp 4/1891) was bought by H.P. Smith under the pseudonym of Clay (not Celay) and offered in the 1906 Chapman brothers sale of his collection whereas Woodside's (New York Stamp Coin & Stamp 4/1892) was bought in and purchased by Virgil Brand (one of 2 or 3 he owned) directly from Woodside in 1895; and a third was in Henry Chapman's 1907 sale of the Stickney collection and was later offered in the Bement (Henry Chapman 5/1916) sale and was later purchased by Brand via Henry Chapman in July 1916. Surprisingly, Woodin did not have one.

More recent pedigrees for the 4 known are as follows:

1) Farouk, Sieck-81 ANA, cleaned.

2) Kreisberg 11/70, Bass-B/M 5/99 as PCGS64RB, 2001 ANA now NGC65RB.

3) Stirling-Heritage 5/2009 - NGC65RB, illustrated above

4) Stickney, Bement, Brand, Judd, Heritage 1/06 - PCGS64RB with spots by a couple of stars on the right side - illustrated below and is the original Judd plate coin as the spot by star 10 is clearly visible in the first 7 editions of Judd.



Both images courtesy of Heritage.