Click to enlargeJ334/P406

Although described as regular dies trial pieces in the literature, this is actually a backdated fantasy piece made to complete off-metal sets of this year which included the quarter, half and dollar with the motto "In God We Trust" used on regular coinage from 1866 to 1891. For more on that click, here.

The obverse die was from a hub with a broken first S in STATES and reverse die was used from 1869 to the mid-1870s on die trials with a scratch above the 'NE' in ONE.

Examples are known as follows:

Copper J333/P405 with about a dozen known.

Aluminum J334/P406 with the following 4 or 5 known: To see all available images, click here.

1) Simpson-Heritage 8/21 ANA PCGS64

2) An example imaged on PCGS.com/CoinFacts PCGS64

3) Superior 10/92 as PCGS63, Heritage 11/03 NGC64 with corrosion under the 6 in date, illustrated above, click on the thumbnail to enlarge

4) NASCA 11/77, Heritage 5/04 PCGS63 with a void next to the RI in AMERICA, possibly the same as last

5) Heritage 12/21 NGC61

Photo courtesy of Heritage.