Click to enlargeJ439/P512

Although these are described as regular die trial pieces in the standard references, it is more likely that the off-metal 'trials' of this year were deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete gold sets of this year containing the with motto half eagle J445-J446/P517-P518, eagle J449-J450/P521-P522 and double eagle J452-J453/P524-P527.

About a half dozen are believed to exist.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.