Click to enlargeJ821/P911

Although described as regular dies trial pieces, these were actually deliberately struck for sales to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets.

Examples were struck as follows:

Copper with reeded edge J821/P911 with only 3 or 4 believed to exist.

Copper with plain edge J822/P912 which is unconfirmed. We believe it is a misdescription of J818/P907.

Aluminum with reeded edge J823/P913 with only 2 or 3 believed to exist.

Nickel with reeded edge J824/P914 with only the former Farouk coin believed to exist.

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.