Click to enlargeJ166/P192

This is an experimental piece struck in argentan - a German silver alloy - using regular 1854 half dime dies.

On this variety, the date is high. These were struck on very thick planchets with rounded plain edge. About a half dozen are believed to exist.

The illustrated example is the one that appeared in the August 1991 joint sale by RARCOA and David Akers.