This unique muling 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.
It is ex Crosby, Newcomer, Wm. Guild (circa 1947); Dr. J.H. Judd; Kosoff Illustrated History (Lot 320), 1962; B & R ‘Austin Sale’ (Lot 1114), May 1974, Karpeles-Heritage 1/23 internet - PCGS61
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