Click to enlargeJ1702/P1904

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) Ewalt-Stacks 11/65, Turoff-B/M 3/94, A. Terranova - PCGS63

4) Fred-B/M 11/95 - PCGS64

5) Judd, Florida collection-B/R 10/76, Sieck-81 ANA, Kentucky collection, M. Hagen as NGC64, Virginia collection, Heritage 1/18 FUN - PCGS64

6) Hughes 10/79?, Auction 82, Auction 90, R. Meek, Teletrade 2/6/02, Superior 1/03, Superior 4/04 - PCGS63

7) New York Coin Mart at Secaucus NJ 1995 coin show, 97 ANA, 2001 ANA, Heritage 1/07 (not sold) - PCGS63 gray toned

8) Parmelee, H.P. Smith, J.S. Jenks, Clapp, Eliasberg-B/M 5/96, Southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC65/PCGS65

9) Novoselsky, Alhambra/Hanks, Heritage 10/99 as NGC64, GreatCollections.com 1/15, Simpson collection - PCGS64 - illustrated above.

Lohr's is likely one of the above.

Examples were also struck in copper J1703/P1905 with about a half dozen known.

For additional information on this and the other denominations, click here.

A single obverse splasher of just Liberty's head, struck in copper, is also known as JA1882-1/P3485.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.