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This is a regular dies trial piece, struck in brass, of the 1908 St. Gaudens design with the With Motto reverse used from 1908-1933. These are listed in Appendix A in earlier editions of Judd.

These were flattened by being passed through rollers removing most of the design details except for the edge device which is still sharp on these.

About a half dozen are known including the illustrated example and 4 others offered as lot 5189 of the 1998 ANA sale. One was offered in MARCA's 3/89 sale lot 1185.

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.