George Morgan's Coiled hair design in aluminum. At least 5 are known including the illustrated example from Sotheby's Browning collection. Prior to this, it was offered in Paramount's June 1975 Rare Coin List #10.
The five known include the following sets. To see images of all of these, click here.
1) Maris, Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Bass, HWBRF-Heritage 9/22 - PCGS65
2) Woodin 1914 ANS exhibit-Newcomer
3,4) ex Virgil Brand from Adams on 3/13/11 (journal #57098) and Boyd on 1/28/21 (journal #105738)
5) Jackson (U.S Coin 5/13), Elder 2/21
Modern pedigrees for these include:
1) Maris (H.P. Smith, 6/1886), Garrett-JHU, Stacks 3/76, Bass, HWBRF-Heritage 9/22 – PCGS65
2) Paramount (Rare Coin List #10, 6/1975); Jeff Browning; Dallas Bank Collection (Sotheby's and Stack's, 10/2001), southern collection, Simpson, GreatCollections.com 9/24/23 – PCGS64
3) Superior 10/74, B/M 8/95, Superior 8/04 – PCGS65
4) Kagin’s 5/78, MARCA 5/90 as PCGS65, Heritage 1/07 – NGC66
5) Jackson (U.S Coin 5/13), McMullin-Elder 2/21, RARCOA 5/69 with roughness near R in GRAMS on the obverse visible on Elder and RARCOA plates
Note: The B/M 3/93, Goldberg 6/00, Proof 60, gilt example weighs 59.1 grains and is thus copper and not aluminum.
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It was also part of a goloid set. To view Morgan's set which included this design, click here.
They were also struck in the following metals.
Gold J1660/P1860 with 9 confirmed examples. These were struck from shaved half eagle planchet stock resulting in the coins having striated surfaces.
Copper J1661/P1861 with about a dozen believed to exist.
Photo courtesy of Sotheby's from their Browning sale catalog.