Home US Coins (2017) Smithsonian - William Barber 1877 $50 Half-Union Pattern Copper (50mm, 1.25oz) NGC GEM Proof Smithsonian Label

(2017) Smithsonian - William Barber 1877 $50 Half-Union Pattern Copper (50mm, 1.25oz) NGC GEM Proof Smithsonian Label

(2017) Smithsonian - William Barber 1877 $50 Half-Union Pattern Copper (50mm, 1.25oz) NGC GEM Proof Smithsonian Label
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Why order this 1 oz. AVDP Copper Proof (2017) United States William Barber 1877 Half-Union Pattern Medal?

This United States (2017) William Barber 1877 Half-Union Pattern 1 oz. AVDP Copper Proof Medal is a fantastic choice for collectors who appreciate the work of America's great coin designers, including the designs that never made it to production. This copper piece weighs 1 oz. and would make a stunning addition to collections of coins and other items from the 19th century.

Powerful Liberty Design by William Barber

William Barber created the designs for both faces of this medal. They are based heavily on James Lonacre's designs for the Liberty Head Double Eagle. Liberty is shown with long hair that, unlike on many other pieces, is not obscured by a Liberty cap. She does, however, wear a ribbon with an inscription of her name, "LIBERTY." Thirteen stars spread throughout the rim with the exception of the space on the bottom in which the date appears.

On the reverse, an eagle spreads its wings to its sides as it guards a union shield. Above its head, thirteen stars encircle the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST."

GEM Proof with Smithsonian Label

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified that this medal is in GEM Proof condition, which is equivalent to PF65 or better. That adjectival grade has been provided on a label that bears the logo of the Smithsonian Institution.

Don't miss your chance to own this 1877 (2017) United States Half-Union Pattern 1 oz. AVDP Copper Proof Medal.


Year of Issue:(2017)
Mint:Private Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:GEM Proof
Finish:Proof
Label/Signature:Smithsonian Label
Composition:Copper
Purity:0.999
Display Weight:1 oz AVDP
Weight in Grams:31.1032 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:50 mm
Edge Type:Plain
Country:United States
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left, surrounded by 13 stars
Reverse Design:Heraldic Eagle and shield
Reverse Designer/Engraver:William Barber
Obverse Designer/Engraver:William Barber