Click to enlargeJ40/P6175

This is a private striking, possibly by Joseph J. Mickley, from dies sold by the mint as scrap in the early 1860s. According to Heritage, it combines the obverse from the 1808 BD-2 die with the diagnostic low date and 1 centered over two denticles with the reverse of the 1804 BD-7 that has a leaf pointing toward the left serif of the I in AMERICA but still separate, the lowest arrow even with the right upright of the N in UNITED, and the bottom of star 12 pointing to the right side of the B in PLURIBUS. Both dies are heavily rusted.

Examples are known as follows:

Silver with reeded edge J39/P6170. This is unconfirmed as all the listings from the 1800s do not describe the edge in their descriptions.

Silver with plain edge J40/P6175. with fewer than a half dozen confirmed including:

1) Parmelee, Reed-Durham museum

2) Auction 79, Queller-Heritage 1/09 - NGC66

3) Mocatta-StacksBowers 8/22 - PCGS63

One is ex H.P. Smith (S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906), Brand (journal #33083).

Photo courtesy of Heritage.