$5 Sailor Head Patterns
1875 $5 Sailor Head Five Dollar, Judd-1439, Pollock-1582, Low R.7, PR64 Brown NGC.

Another example of the Barber Sailor Head motif, here with 13 stars at the rim. The reverse features an eagle like the one that debuted on the 1875 twenty cent pieces for regular issue. FIVE DOLLARS is at the lower rim, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST on a ribbon below the eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

$9,775.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1875 $5 Sailor Head Ten Dollar, Judd-1444 Gilt, Pollock-1588, Low R.7, PR65 NGC

William Barber's Sailor Head obverse is paired with a reverse design similar to that of the issued trade dollar. Differences from the trade dollar reverse, other than the denomination, include the motto IN GOD WE TRUST beneath the eagle within a scroll. E PLURIBUS UNUM lacks the scroll seen on the trade dollar, as first issued in 1875. Struck in copper with a reeded edge, later gilt. Since there are only two known gold examples from these dies (Judd-1443), and none have appeared at auction in over twenty years, even the most advanced pattern specialists will have to settle for a specimen of Judd-1444. (The aluminum and white metal varieties, Judd-1445 and Judd-1445a respectively, are unique.)

$34,500.00 (Jan 2, 2007 HA.com)
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