Click to enlargeJ1734/P1945

Although these have been described as regular die trial pieces, this is believed to have been deliberately struck as part of the unique copper set from the quarter to double eagle, including the rare 1884 trade dollar, presented to A.M. Smith, who authored the Mints visitor's guides.

It pedigree is A.M. Smith, Bolender's 101st sale 2/36 lot 30, Bolender 11/38, unknown intermediates, Stacks 1976 ANA, B/R 10/77 Fairfield, Teletrade sale, Simpson-Heritage 4/22 - PCGS66RB

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