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

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

Some of the most fascinating U.S. coins are those that never made it into production. The Half Union was proposed in the late 1800s, mainly for use by banks. It was to have a face value of $50. However, neither the Union or Half Union were ever struck. This 1 oz. proof silver medal was struck with the designs that were to be used for the Half Union.

Small Head Half Union

The designs on this medal were created by William Barber. The obverse features one of his Liberty head designs. The date "1877" is at the bottom of the design while 13 stars form a border near the edge. This version is the small head variety.

The reverse is inscribed with "HALF UNION." Just above this, a highly detailed heraldic bald eagle is depicted. This side is also inscribed with "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."

GEM Proof with an Exclusive Smithsonian Label

The exclusive label showing this medal's grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) features the Smithsonian logo. It was awarded the grade of GEM Proof, which means it looks like it just left the Mint.

Order this NGC GEM Proof 1877 Barber Small Head Half Union 1 oz. proof silver medal with an exclusive Smithsonian label while you can.


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