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 pieces
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.
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