Click to enlargeJ1699/P1901

George Morgan's "Shield Earring" design considered to be one of the most beautiful ever made by the US Mint. This design was issued in sets of the quarter dollar, half dollar and silver dollar in both silver and copper as above.

The following examples are confirmed:

1) 1978 Steve Ivy Coin World Ad, Saul Teichman via Renrob, NY Collection - NGC65RB

2) Farouk, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 at $4370 PCGS60RB cleaned now rehabilitated, Teletrade 6/7/00, Teletrade 7/31/00, Teletrade 11/29/00, Teletrade 1/31/01 as NGC64RB, R. Kay, Goldberg 9/03, Simpson collection - PCGS65RB, illustrated above.

3) Hughes 7/80, D.A.Holt - choice proof

4) Crouch-Superior 6/77, Ivy 10/77, 82 ANA - choice proof

5) Kosoff 11/55, Bergin-Stacks 6/84 - gem proof

6) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Sieck-81 ANA - choice proof

7) Col Green?, Newman-EPNNES, Heritage 4/13 - NGC66BN

Examples were also struck in silver J1698/P1900.

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