Click to enlargeJ41/P6180

This is a striking in white metal of an 1810 obverse (Sheldon 285) combined with an 1820 reverse (Newcomb 12) struck probably by Joseph J. Mickley from dies sold by the Mint as scrap.

Two examples are known one illustrated in the September 1943 edition of Numismatic Review and the other ex Wilder, Haseltine 5/1879, Proskey, Gibbs-52 ANA, NN38th, Sloss, B/M 3/97, Bird-Goldberg 2/20 - PCGS63.

Additional information on these can be found in chapter 5 of Don Taxay's "Counterfeit, Mis-struck and Unofficial U.S. Coins" and also Mark Borckardt's article "Restriking the Issues: The Large Cent Restrikes of 1804, 1810, and 1823," Coinage of the Americas Conference, New York: American Numismatic Society, 1998."

Photo courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg's Coins & Collectibles.