Click to enlargeSI - J1608/P1804

The Smithsonian example of George Morgan's 1879 Schoolgirl dollar, one of at least 15 known. The "Schoolgirl" dollar considered to be one of the most beautiful designs ever.

The Schoolgirl name dates back to the April 1891 New York Coin and Stamp sale auction of the F.W. Doughty collection and was apparently given by David Proskey. This is noted by Edgar Adams on page 367 of the October 1911 edition of the Numismatist.

Three other examples are also available for viewing. Click on the links below.


Rogers M. Fred

Chase Manhattan Bank.

Examples were also struck in copper J1609/P1805 and white metal J1610/P1806 with the latter example being unique.

For pedigree information click here.

Photo courtesy of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution.