Click to enlargeJ1737/P1948

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 Mint's visitors guides.

It full pedigree is A.M. Smith, Bolender's 101st 2/36 lot 33, Bolender 8/38, Bolender 2/39, unknown intermediates, Bolt-Stacks 4/66, Heritage 1/06, Stacks 6/07, Simpson-Heritage 1/22 FUN - PCGS66RB.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.