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(2017) William Barber 1877 Half-Union Pattern Large Head 1 oz Silver Proof Medal NGC GEM Proof Exclusive Smithsonian Label

(2017) William Barber 1877 Half-Union Pattern Large Head 1 oz Silver Proof Medal NGC GEM Proof Exclusive Smithsonian Label
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Why Purchase This GEM Proof 1877 Barber Large Head Half Union Proof Silver Medal with an Exclusive Smithsonian Label?

During the late 19th century, large denomination U.S. gold coins were proposed with face values of $100 and $50. Respectively, these coins were known as the Union and Half Union. However, they were intended to be used mainly by banks and were never actually struck. This 1 oz. silver medal features designs that were intended for use on the $50 Half Union gold piece.

Barber's Large Head Half Union

The designs that were to be used for the Half Union were created by William Barber. The obverse shows his portrait of Liberty. This is the large head variety, he also created a small head variety. The lower portion of the design is inscribed with "1877."

While a variety of heraldic bald eagle designs have been used on U.S. coins over the years, the reverse of this medal displays an exceptional one. There are plenty of fine details to observe here.

GEM Proof from NGC with an Exclusive Smithsonian Label

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) was selected to grade this medal. It was awarded the grade of GEM Proof, indicating it's in the same condition it was in when it left the Mint. Its exclusive label displays the Smithsonian logo.

This NGC GEM Proof 1877 Barber Large Head Half Union proof silver medal with an exclusive Smithsonian label could be yours, order today.


Year of Issue:(2017)
Mint:Private Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:GEM Proof
Finish:Proof
Label/Signature:Exclusive Smithsonian Label
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.999
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:39 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