The 1838 Gobrecht dollar obverse combined with the 1836 reverse struck in copper with plain edge. This is a fantasy piece struck for a collector using die alignment III sometime in the late 1860s to mid 1870s.
The reverse, used only for restriking, has various die markers which are noted in the illustration below.
Only a single example is known ex Gschwend (Elder 6/08 lot E), Brand (journal #44163), Kelly 3/17/41 (B.G. Johnson invoice), Farouk-Sotheby’s 2/54 lot 1722, Heritage 3/88 lot 2281, Heritage 9/88 lot 1870, Auction 89 lot 672, B/M 1/99 lot 299, Dr. Korein, ANS - NGC63BN - cleaned, retoned.
The listing in Adams & Woodin, Judd and/or Pollock for a reeded edge copper example J90/P100 has been discredited.
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3 examples struck in silver J88/P98 are also known.
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