Click to enlargeJ1260/P1402

Although described as a regular dies trial piece in aluminum, these were actually deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete sets.

Examples were struck as follows:

Nickel J1260A/P1401 struck on a broad planchet slightly overweight planchet? It appears to be a broadstruck Mint error as opposed to a deliberate die trial as unlike the next 2 which were struck from proof dies, it is a business strike and the broad rims appear uneven all the way around. It is illustrated below courtesy of PCGS. For more on this piece, click here.



Copper J1260/P1402 with fewer than a half dozen believed to exist.

Aluminum J1261/P1403 with only 2 or 3 believed to exist.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.