Click to enlargeJ137/P164

These coins are restikes made circa 1859 or later using a reverse die of unknown purpose.



The pedigrees below are courtesy of Ron Guth with additional information from the Newman Numismatic Portal. Additional information can be found here.

Known specimens: 1. PCGS Proof-65 (illustrated above). Dewitt Smith, V. Brand (journal id #46970), Horace Brand, Dr. J. Hewitt Judd - Abe Kosoff, 1962, "Illustrated History", Lot 164 (pictured) - Dr. John E. Wilkison - Paramount International Coin Corporation. Plated in Akers, where he notes that this coin was struck over an 1846 Quarter Eagle. In error, Pollock lists this example as being struck over an 1859 Quarter Eagle, apparently mixing up the two known specimens. Ron Guth examined this piece at the May 2000 Central States Numismatic Society’s annual convention and was unable to confirm the 1846 date. Although other evidence of the Liberty Head Quarter Eagle undertype remain visible, the position of the date coincides with one of the laurel leaves on the reverse of the pattern, effectively obliterating the date.

2. S.H. & H. Chapman's May 1906 sale of the H.P. Smith collection, Granberg, Col Green, F.C.C. Boyd (see B.G. Johnson 9/27/43 invoice), Sotheby’s 1954 sale of King Farouk’s "Palace Collection", part of Lot 334 (which also contained a Judd-145 and a blank planchet for Judd-135) - Robert Schermerhorn - James Kelly’s 1956 ANA Sale - Lenox Lohr, Empire Coin 1961 Lohr FPL, Dr. James O. Sloss - sold in 1974 to Abe Kosoff - New England Rare Coin Auctions’ July 1979 ANA Sale, Lot 1298, where it was pictured and described as "Uncirculated", Simpson collection. Chapman described the coin as being struck over an 1839 Quarter Eagle, an attribution that was finally corrected by David Akers, who examined the piece and discovered the date of the undertype to be 1859! Pollock incorrectly lists this example as being struck over an 1846 Quarter Eagle (see note above).

These were also struck silver, copper, copper-nickel and nickel. For more on these click here.

Photos courtesy of www.coinfacts.com and Alhambra Coin Center.