Click to enlargeJ645/P717

The former Harry W. Bass Jr Research Foundation example. Photo courtesy of David Cassel.

Examples are known in the following compositions:

Nickel J644/P716 with about half a dozen known.

Copper J645/P717 with at least 4 known, 2 of which, the former Bass (PCGS67BN) and Garrett (PCGS64RB) pieces, were in the Cassel collection, a third (PCGS66BN) in the Simpson collection and a 4th graded PCGS62BN.

2 of these are ex Brand - journal #15778 (Stevens 6/24/1896) and journal #44094 (Elder's 6/15/1908 Gschwend sale lot 219).

Aluminum J646/P718 with about a half dozen known. These usually show corrosion. The 2 in Dave Cassel's collection had significant amounts of silver in the alloy.

The listing of this in silver J643/P715 has been discredited by the research of David Cassel.

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