These pattern coins were first suggested by Hon. John A. Kasson,
then U.S. Minister to Austria; and it was through the efforts of
Dr. W. W. Hubbell, who patented the goloid metal used in making
the goloid metric dollars, that we have these beautiful and interesting
There are two distinct types in both years of issue. Charles
E. Barbar designed the flowing hair type, and George T. Morgan
the coiled hair. They were struck as patterns in gold, aluminum,
copper and white metal.