Click to enlargeJ595/P659

Although these are described as regular die trial pieces in the standard references, it is more likely that the off-metal 'trials' of this year were deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets. The Garrett-Stacks 3/76 set is one such example and a double set was apparently stolen from the Iowa State Historical Museum.

About a half dozen or so are believed to exist.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.