Click to enlargeJ45/P6210

This is a restrike made outside the mint from dies sold as scrap possibly by Joseph J. Mickley or Montroville Dickeson.

It was made using the 1818 Browning 2 quarter obverse and the 1818 Newcomb 8 cent reverse. The dies appear worn and rusted but this could be the result of the overstrike. According to Pollock an 1860 quarter was used as a planchet, its reeded edge crushed.

The piece is unique and has a pedigree dating back into numismatic antiquity. It is ex Cogan 3/1862, Seavey (Descriptive catalog #852), Parmelee, Woodin, Brenner, Brand (journal #92500:31), T.J. Clarke, J. Welch, 72 ANA, Bowers and Ruddy Rare Coin Reviews, Bowers and Ruddy 6/82, Stacks 3/85, Queller-Heritage 1/09 as NGC64, Bird-Goldberg 2/20 - PCGS63.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.