Click to enlargeJ1585/P1778

The "Washlady" dime considered today to be one of the most beautiful designs ever made by the US Mint. At that time, however, the design was not well received as, apparently, Liberty's hair and the way it was tied back was considered to be disheveled. The Washlady name dates back to the April 1891 New York Coin and Stamp auction of the F.W. Doughty collection and was probably given by David Proskey.

This particular example is from the G.H. Wolfe collection.

This design is R-6 in both silver J1584/P1777 and copper with between 12 to 15 believed to exist. It is possible that an example exists somewhere in white metal as the half dollar and dollar clearly exist.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.