Click to enlargeJ994/P1124

Although described as regular dies trial pieces in the literature, these are believed to have been deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets.

Examples were struck as follows: To see all available images, click here.

Copper J993/P1123 with only 3 or 4 confirmed as noted below:

1) Heritage 1/05 FUN as PCGS64RB, Simpson-Heritage 4/21, Heritage 11/20 PCGS65RB with a spot under the I in UNITED

2) Heritage 1/11 FUN PCGS64BN

3) Teletrade 10/30/2000, Rau-Heritage 4/18, Heritage 8/19 ANA PCGS63BN

The Sieck-B/R 7/81 ANA example may be a 4th.

Aluminum J994/P1124 with apparently 3 known including:

1) Fredericks-Heritage 1/04, Simpson-Heritage 8/21, Heritage 5/23 - PCGS65 illustrated above, click on the thumbnail image to enlarge

2) Denali, Heritage 8/13, Heritage 1/15 FUN, Legend Auctions 9/15, Heritage 2/16, LegendAuctions 2/23 - PCGS66

3) Legend 5/21 as PCGS65, now PCGS66

Scotman's 10/04 sale probably duplicates one of these.

Nickel J995/P1125 which is either unique or one of 2 known

1) Anderson-Dupont -Stacks 11/54, Bergin-Stacks 6/84, Heritage 12/90 as Judd-995a 175.9 grains, Simpson-Heritage 2/21 PCGS65

Copper-nickel J995A/P1126 possibly nickel

The only known listings include:

1) B.G. Johnson (offered to Boyd on 7/16/41 invoice), Boosel-RARCOA 4/72

One of these nickel/copper-nickel pieces is ex B.G. Johnson, Kosoff in 1945 as noted in the Newman Numismatic Portal listing of invoices.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.