Click to enlargeJ107/P119

The 1839 Gobrecht dollar struck in copper with plain edge. The listing of this in copper with a reeded edge J106/P118 has been discredited.

It is a fantasy restrike deliberately made for sale to collectors in the late 1860s to mid 1870s and were struck in die alignment III. Die characteristics are included in the image below.

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Only the illustrated example is known and it has the following pedigree:

1) Gschwend (Elder 6/08 lot F), Brand #44164, Boyd (per B.G. Johnson 7/16/41 invoice), Farouk-Sotheby’s 2/54 lot 1729, Kagin 10/66 lot 1595, Kagin 5/69 lot 212, Kagin 9/72 lot 50, Heritage 8/2010 as NGC66BN, Simpson-Heritage 5/22 - PCGS65BN

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