Click to enlargeJ1660/P1860

Morgan's coiled hair design in gold, one of 9 confirmed examples. These were struck from shaved half eagle planchet stock resulting in the coins having striated surfaces. To see images of all of these, click here.

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It was also part of a goloid set. To view Morgan's set which included this design, click here. The first occurrence appears to be the 1906 Chapman brother's sale of the H.P. Smith collection which is many years later than the other 3 of this type.

Note: Although many reference works state that there are two examples in the Smithsonian, there is in fact, only one example, the Lilly coin.

They were also struck in the following metals.

J1661/P1861 copper about a dozen are known.

J1662/P1862 aluminum with at least 5 known.

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.