Click to enlargeJ1700/P1902

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 as above and copper.

The following examples are confirmed:

1) Smithsonian - Pollock plate

2) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bass-HWBRF

3) Turoff-B/M 3/94 - PCGS63

4) Col Green, Taylor (B.G. Johnson 12/13/44 invoice), NN61st 6/70, Fred-B/M 11/95 - PCGS64

5) Judd, Florida collection-B/R 10/76, Sieck-81 ANA - gem proof

6) Hughes 1/80, Hughes 7/80, Novoselsky, Alhambra-Hanks, Heritage 10/99 (not sold), Superior 4/00 FPL, B/M 5/04, M Hagen as NGC66, private collection - PCGS66, illustrated above.

7) Nerca 3/77, Nerca 7/78, Heritage 1/04, Southern collection, Simpson collection - PCGS61

8) Anderson/Dupont-Stacks 11/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Heritage 4/09 - NCG65

9) F.K. Saab, Auction 81, Heritage 2/85 choice

10) Evans-B/M 8/98, StacksBowers 8/17 ANA - NGC64

11) Rothchild-Stacks 10/03, Queller-Heritage 1/09 - NGC64 possibly one of above

Col Green owned 3.

Examples were also struck in copper J1701/P1903.

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Photo courtesy of Heritage.