Click to enlargeJ1739/P1952

Although described as a regular dies trial piece in the literature, it is more likely that this was deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets.

Examples are only known in aluminum J1739/P1952 with only 2 believed to exist as noted below

1) Newcomer where described as bent in his inventory, unknown intermediates, Lauder-Doyle Galleries 12/83 where described as convex obverse.

2) Brenner-1914 ANS, Brand (journal #92500:1723A), unknown intermediaries, Simpson-Heritage 9/20 - PCGS65

Photo courtesy of PCGS.