Click to enlargeJ788/P875

Although described as a regular dies trial piece in the literature, it is more likely that this was deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets.

Examples were struck as follows:

Copper J787. This is unlisted in Pollock. If any do exist, they are probably masquerading as a regular issue proof.

Aluminum J788/P875 with 2 confirmed as follows:

1) Simpson-Heritage 8/21 - PCGS66, illustrated above

2) Lauder-Doyle Galleries 12/83, Heritage 9/21 - PCGS65

One of these is ex Brenner, Brand and the other is ex Newcomer.

Nickel J789/P876 is unconfirmed. It might be a mint error struck on a nickel 3 cent planchet.

Photo courtesy of PCGS.