Click to enlargeJ64/P64

This copper pattern combines the Gobrecht obverse from 1836 with "C. GOBRECHT F." in the exerge below the base with the starless reverse of 1838.

It is a fantasy restrike deliberately made for sale to collectors in the late 1860s to mid 1870s and were struck in die alignment III. These all show the following reverse die markers.

Only 3 examples are known as follows:

1) Parmelee 6/1890 lot 27, Reed, Durham Museum - ICG65RB, illustrated above - click on the thumbnail image for an enlargement.

Photo from the Byron Reed Collection; owned by the City of Omaha, Nebraska; on loan to The Durham Museum..


2) Austin Collection, Kagin 11/74 lot 1860, 77 ANA lot 2072, Auction 90 lot 880 at $22,000, B/M 7/02, Dr. Korein, ANS - PCGS64RB - Illustrated below

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.


3) Gschwend (Elder 6/08 lot C), Brand #44161, Boyd via B.G. Johnson on 7/16/41, Hughes 1/80 lot 55, Superior 1/86 lot 1191 at $14,300, D. Novoselsky, NY Dealer, B/M 8/95 lot 484 (not sold), ANR 3/04 lot 1159, Stacks 11/08, Stacks 7/09 as PCGS65RED, Simpson collection - PCGS65RB. This coin has been dipped sometime between the 1986 & 1995 sales to eliminate some of the spotting per D. Novoselsky - illustrated below

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.


Additional listings for these include Curtis (Kosoff 2/50 lot 1027) and Farouk-Sotheby’s 2/54 lot 1718

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These were also struck in silver J63/P63 with only 3 examples known.

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