Click to enlargeJ529/P556

This muling of the Washington obverse die with "In God We Trust" and the 1867 Tall 5 reverse die with Cents in a straight line is believed to have been struck outside the mint from dies sold as scrap metal which were purchased by Joseph Mickley. Many of these coins ended up in the Crosby collection. It is not known if Mickley or Crosby was the actual minter of these coins.

Examples are listed in nickel J529/P556 and white metal J530/P557 but neither is confirmed to exist.

These were made from planchets which are not mint standard so attributions as to the true composition of these is questionable. Metallurgical analysis of these is recommended.

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