Click to enlargeJ693/P772

Although described as regular dies trial pieces, these were actually deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets.

Examples were struck as follows:

Copper J692/P771 with about a half dozen known.

Aluminum J693/P772 with about a half dozen known.

Nickel J694/P773 with about a half dozen known including the example illustrated above.

Nickel but with a plain edge J695/P774 with only the Stickney (H. Chapman 1907 lot 548), V, Brand (journal #39029), A. Brand (sold 10/1/40) coin known and it has not been seen since. It is not known whether it was struck using a plain edge collar or some sort of broadstruck or other mint error.

Photos courtesy of Superior.