Click to enlargeJ1503/P1664

George T. Morgan's famous Liberty Head design previously believed to have been modeled after Anna Williams. Although listed second in Pollock, this is acually the first obverse of this type.

5 examples of this design are known, but only the illustrated piece ex Maris 6/1886, Garrett-JHU, Garrett I, Fred-B/M 11/95 as PCGS63, K. Goldman as NGC64, Superior 7/03, ANR 12/03, Heritage 1/19 FUN - NGC63 dipped is known from this obverse die.

To see the other obverse paired with this reverse, P1656, click here.

To compare both obverses side by side, click here.

For pedigree information on this and all 1877 half dollars, click here.

An obverse hub trial of just the head of Liberty, JA1877-4/P3428, is also known.

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.