Click to enlargeJ1047/P1181

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:

Copper J1047/P1181 with fewer than a half dozen believed to exist.

Nickel J1048/P1182 which is believed to be unique. This may be a mint error struck on a 3 cent nickel planchet.

Aluminum J1049/P1183 with only 2 or 3 believed to exist.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.