Click to enlargeJA1875-1/P3398

This is a die trial with "United States of North America" and the date "1875" with no central portion struck in white metal.

It is unclear if this for an obverse or a reverse design or if it is really for a 20 cent piece. It is more likely a design for a medal or token of some sort.

Only 2 are known and both are illustrated. The first example, on a wide planchet, was part of the materials purchassed by the Library Company of Philadelphia from Maxwell Whiteman. It is listed as inventory #14.

Photo courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

The second example is ex Nagy, Kosoff-Bowers and Merena 11/85, Superior 2/91, Early American History Auctions 12/04, Heritage 6/18 - PCGS63.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.