1877 10C Sailor Head Ten Cents, Judd-1498, Pollock-1651, R.6-7

Very similar on the obverse to William Barber's "Sailor Head" design that has Liberty facing left with her hair tied back in a ribbon, but with smaller lettering on the coronet and without the distinctive collar on her shoulder that gave the 1875 patterns their nickname. The reverse is of the type used to strike regular issue 1877 Seated Dimes. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

PR64 Red $7,475.00 (Jul 27, 2003 HA.com)
1877 10C Sailor Head Ten Cents, Judd-1498, Pollock-1651, Low R.7

The obverse portrait, designed by William Barber, is similar to the "Sailor Head" design made famous two years earlier, but with smaller lettering on the coronet and lacking the so-called sailor collar. The reverse uses the regular issue dies. The coin is technically illegal in that UNITED STATES OF AMERICA does not appear on either side. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

PR65 Brown Cameo $10,925.00 (Sep 22, 2005 HA.com)
Sailor Head Dime Patterns
Source for information and pictures courtesy of  Heritage Coin Auctions
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