Click to enlargeJ1554A/P1745

This is the first prototype of what was to become known as Barber's rejected dollar in early auction sales.

The difference between this and the later designs J1554-J1555/P1733-P1744 is the absence of 6 pointed stars in the field on the reverse at 4:00 and 8:00.

Examples are known as follows:

Silver J1554A/P1745 with only 3 confirmed, 2 of which are worn.

1) Judd 10th edition plate coin - XF

2) Burke-Bowers and Merena's 5/94 - XF

3) Heritage 5/2009 sale as NGC62, Simpson collection - PCGS62, illustrated above

Copper J1554B/P1746 with the following 4 confirmed.

1) Maris, Garrett-Stacks 3/76, Sieck-81 ANA, Stacks 11/07, StacksBowers 8/16 ANA - PCGS65RB

2) Bowers and Merena's 1/85 and 11/02 sales, Southern collection, Simpson collection, Heritage 2010 ANA as J1555, Virginia collection, Heritage 4/17, Heritage 9/17 - PCGS65RB

3) Southern collection, Simpson collection - PCGS64RED.

4) Heritage 6/17 - PCGS64BN.

The last piece is probably ex Hull (Scott Stamp & Coin 11/1895) lot 811, Brand (journal #15123) where it was described as having faint spots on obverse and the PCGSCoinFacts website image of this piece does show some scattered obverse spotting.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.