Click to enlargeJ1423/P1566

The popular "Liberty at the Seashore" obverse combined with the Commercial Dollar reverse. This is believed to be a fantasy coin deliberately struck for sale to collectors. This design was basically repeated the following year as J1472-J1473/P1623-P1624.

Examples are known as follows:

Silver J1423/P1566 with supposed only 6 pieces being struck which matches the number confirmed below.

1) Woodin, Newcomer, Boyd, Merkin 9/68, Johnson-Hughes 1/79, Hughes 1/80, Heritage 6/87, Share-ANR 9/03, southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC65, illustrated above.

2) 76 ANA, Stacks 5/98, Queller-Heritage 1/09 FUN - NGC66

3) Newlin, Garrett-JHU, B/M 3/80 Garrett II sale - gem proof

4) Judd, Smith, Bass Foundation - gem proof

5) B/R 5/77?, Superior 2/99, Wyoming collection - NGC63

6) Magnolia-SpinkSmythe 5/11 - PCGS64

Copper J1424/P1567 with supposedly 8 pieces being struck according to Adams & Woodin and that appears to be the number known today.

1) Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library - gem proof

2) Auction 87, B/M 11/88, Queller-Heritage 1/09, Heritage 8/10 ANA - NGC64RB

3) DiBello-Stacks 5/70, Champa, Fred-B/M 11/95, ANR 11/03 as PCGS65RED, Simpson collection - PCGS66RED

4) Schorer, HWBRF-B/M 5/99, Wyoming collecion - PCGS64RED

5) B/M 5/94 - PR65 uncertified at the time, probably the coin graded PCGS65BN

6) Mitkoff, Faraday-Heritage 94 ANA - PR65 Red and Brown uncertified.

7) Farouk?, Stacks 9/10 - cleaned, Heritage 2/11 - retoned now PCGS64BN. It has the same weak stars 7 - 9 as #7 and dent at reverse rim at 6:00.

8) PCGSCoinfacts.com plate - PCGS67RB, possibly one of above

Aluminum J1425/P1568 with 2 pieces being struck according to Adams & Woodin. The original editions of Judd say 3 struck.

The following 2 are confirmed:

1) Farouk, Vickery, 72 ANA, Wyoming collection.

2) Heritage 6/17, Simpson collection - PCGS66

Earlier pedigrees for these include:

1) Doughty (NY Coin & Stamp 4/1891), Woodside (NY Coin & Stamp 4/1892), Brand in 1895 (journal #13886)

2) Adams 2/11 (Woodin) sale

We have not been able to determine which early sale piece links to the later ones.

One of these sold in the 1959 Waldorf sale.

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.