Click to enlargeJ1205/P1345

William Barber's "Amazonian" design considered to be one of the most beautiful ever made by the U.S. Mint. This design was issued in sets of the quarter dollar, half dollar and silver dollar in silver as above, copper and aluminum. To view the set, click here.

The Amazonian name dates to the 1890 New York Coin and Stamp auction of the Lorin G. Parmelee collection and was probably given by David Proskey.

The dollar die is famous for its missing feather on the reverse.

The following examples are confirmed: To see images of all of these, click

1) Doughty, Byron Reed-Durham Museum - ICG64, to view click

2) Judd, Kentucky collection - NGC64, illustrated above

3) 78 ANA, Sieck-81 ANA, southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC65/PCGS65, dipped

4) B&R 11/74, NERCA 12/76, HIM 7/82, Heritage 5/03 as NGCAU58, Superior 9/08, Jewell, Stacks-Bowers 8/11 ANA, Heritage 8/13, Scotsman 10/15, StacksBowers 8/16 ANA, Bonhams 12/16 - PCGSAU58

5) Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bass, HWBRF-Heritage 5/23 - PCGS64, Pollock plate

6) Farouk?, Dibello, Lee, Terrell-Bowers and Ruddy's 5/73, Rothchild-Stacks 10/03 - see note below

7) Stacks 11/65 Ewalt sale, possibly ex WWC Wilson

8) Superior's 1/85 Buss sale

9) MARCA 1/88 FUN, Morgan-StacksBowers 8/19 ANA - PCGS62

10) Stacks 8/71 ANA, Champa-AAA 5/72

There are also 2 or 3 in complete silver sets which may be additional specimens. It is unclear whether the Lohr, Bement (H Chapman 1916)-Kosoff/Numismatic Enterprises 2/70 with obverse scratch near face and Champa coins are additional specimens. Col Green owned 2 according to Eric Newman's ledgers of the Col Green patterns purchased by he and B.G. Johnson.

Note: Farouk's set was purchased by Dibello but the Terrell coin was pedigreed to the Farouk sale.

Most of the pieces listed above have been cleaned.

Examples were also struck in copper J1206/P1346 and aluminum J1207/P1347.

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

Photo courtesy of NGC.