Click to enlargeJ1384/P1528

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

Examples were struck as follows:

Copper J1383. This is unlisted in Pollock as being indistinguishable from a bronze example without elemental analysis. An example was displayed by Judson Brenner at the 1914 ANS exhibition and went to Virgil Brand in 1919 as journal #92500:1462 to Armin Brand and was sold 9/1/37. An example has been graded PCGS64BN.

Aluminum J1384/P1528 with only 2 believed to exist, including the illustrated one ex Heritage 1/08, Simpson-Heritage 4/21, Heritage 8/22 ANA - PCGS66 and the Lauder-Doyle Galleries 12/83 examples.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.