Click to enlargeJ1352/P1496

Although these are described as regular die trial pieces in the standard references, it is more likely that the off-metal 'trials' of this year were deliberately struck for sale to collectors.

Examples were struck as follows:

J1352/P1496 with the following 2 known.

1) Superior 12/72?, Simpson-Heritage 8/21 - PCGS66BN, illustrated above courtesy of PCGS.

2) Farouk, G.H. Wolfe-Heritage 1/2000, Goldberg 1/04, Stacks 1/08 as PCGS62RED, Heritage 8/10 - NGC62RED, illustrated below courtesy of Heritage

These were also struck in aluminum J1353/P1497.

Only 2 of each are believed to exist.