Click to enlargeJ1730/P1941

Although these have been described as regular die trial pieces, this is believed to have been deliberately struck as part of the unique copper set from the quarter to double eagle, including the rare 1884 trade dollar, presented to A.M. Smith, who authored the Mints visitor's guides.

It was sold by M.H. Bolender as lot 27 in his 101st sale of the A.M. Smith collection in February 1936 and later appeared in the 1953 ANA sale and is presently in the Simpson collection.

Photo courtesy of PCGS.