Click to enlargeJ441/P516

Although Breen/Judd list this die trial as actually a restrike using the obverse of 1872 with a reverse die with the date sloping up to the right, according to John Dannreuther, it is actually an obverse die first used in 1869.



Examples were struck as follows:

Gold J440. Two examples of this restrike are known in gold ex Judd, Wilkison, Bass Foundation and the other ex-Farouk, Heritage 3/99. These were possibly made to be included with the 1865 with motto gold strikings as part of the set. A similar one dollar gold coin, also with the date sloping up to the right, is mentioned in Breen's proof book. An example was sold in one of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation sales.

Copper J441/P516 with about a half dozen are known. Earlier editions of Judd listed a silver example J441A but that piece, ex R. Coulton Davis (prior to 1890), Merkin (1970s), Bowers and Ruddy's 4/1982 sale was found to be silver-plated copper. It is illustrated below courtesy of Park Avenue Numismatics.



Other 1865 die trials were struck using the obverse of 1867 with a different reverse with the date more centered as shown below.



Examples from this die pair were struck in the following combinations:

Copper or Bronze J442 and J444A/P513 with fewer than a half dozen known.

Copper-nickel J443/P514 with fewer than a half dozen known.

Nickel J444/P515 with only the Farouk coin confirmed.

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena, Park Avenue Numismatics and Superior.