None of the coins dated 1804 that are collected with the pattern series were actually struck in 1804. Among these are the 1804 Silver Dollar and 1804 Plain 4 eagle J33 which were actually struck in 1834 for inclusion in diplomatic proof sets sent to southeast Asia.
Die trials for the eagle were also struck in silver J34/P46 prior to the gold examples being struck.
This year is also known for the various concoctions that were produced outside the mint, in the 1860s, from dies sold as scrap metal and believed to have been purchased by either Joseph J. Mickley and/or Montroville Dickeson.
Among them are the following:
One cent J28/P6055
Half Eagle J29/P6075
Uniface impressions of the one cent shown above JA1804-1/P6060
and dime JA1804-2/P6070
struck outside the mint are also known to exist.
Photos used are courtesy of Stacks, Superior and Bowers and Merena.
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