Splashers in the Library Company of Philadelphia
by Saul Teichman
Last updated on April 27, 2009

The following listing is complete and includes the new Judd numbers. Photo links have been added - click on the inventory numbers.

LCP
Inventory NumberDateDenominationJudd          PollockTaxayAdditional Information
221836DOLLARJA1836-2P3021N/AObverse die trial in white metal similar but not identical to P3022. To compare both, click here.
201836DOLLARJA1836-3P3022EP76Obverse die trial in white metal similar but not identical to P3021. To compare both, click here.
211836DOLLARJA1836-5P3028N/AObverse die trial in white metal no date with graffiti over shield.
111837HALF DIMEJA1837-1P3043EP89Obverse die trial in white metal.
121838DIMEJA1838-1P3049EP90Undated obverse die trial in white metal with one star between head and pole.
101840HALF DIMEJA1840-1P3069N/AObverse die trial in white metal without drapery, stars or date but different from the production die. It is more similar in style to a miniature 1840 silver dollar. It is listed in Pollock as a second P3043 but may be the piece misdescribed as dime splasher P3070.
131840DIMEN/AP3071EP1369Eagle probably for a medal or token. Pictured in Judd on page 229
151840QUARTERJA1840-3P3072EP91Undated obverse die trial with drapery in white metal. Misdescribed as P3052 which now may not exist.
241840DOLLARJA1840-4P3073EP121Obverse hub trial with Gobrecht name in field above date as on J58/P61 in white metal.
231840DOLLARJA1840-5P3076EP122Obverse hub trial without date in white metal.
251840DOLLARJA1840-6P3082EP123Reverse die trial in white metal.
C11849GOLD DOLLARJA1849-3P3100N/AObverse and Reverse die trial of the small head, open wreath on cardboard.
C21849GOLD DOLLARJA1849-3P3100N/AObverse and Reverse die trial of the small head, open wreath on cardboard.
391849DOUBLE EAGLEJA1849-4P3107EP139 & EP147Reverse die trial in white metal
351850DOUBLE EAGLEJA1850-1P3110EP144Obverse die trial of portrait without Liberty on coronet in white metal.
C31851TRIMEJA1851-1P3115N/AObverse and Reverse die trial on cardboard.
161854HALF DOLLARJA1854-1P3122EP186Obverse die trial in copper overdated 1854/1853, arrows also recut.
311854THREE DOLLARJA1854-2P3125EP208Reverse hub trial of just the wreath in white metal.
321854THREE DOLLARJA1854-2P3125EP208Reverse hub trial of just the wreath in white metal.
331854THREE DOLLARJA1854-2P3125EP208Reverse hub trial of just the wreath in white metal.
341854THREE DOLLARJA1854-2P3125EP208Reverse hub trial of just the wreath in white metal.
281857QUARTER EAGLEJA1857-3P3140EP218Obverse die trial of J189/P226 in white metal without date.
301857QUARTER EAGLEJA1857-3P3140EP218Obverse die trial of J189/P226 in white metal without date.
291857QUARTER EAGLEJA1857-4P3141N/AReverse die trial of J189/P226 in white metal.
011858CENTJA1858-2P3167EP228Reverse die trial of J216/P278 in white metal.
181858HALF DOLLARJA1858-4P3176EP261Reverse die trial of J222/P265 in white metal.
171858HALF DOLLARJA1858-5P3179EP262Reverse die trial of J222/P265 in white metal - letters only.
261858GOLD DOLLARJA1858-6P3182EP211Obverse die trial of J224/P268 in white metal.
271858GOLD DOLLARJA1858-7P3185EP212Reverse die trial of J224/P268 in white metal.
191859HALF DOLLARJA1859-3P3215EP278Obverse die trial of J237/P293 without date in white metal.
361859DOUBLE EAGLEJA1859-9P3231EP145Obverse die trial of J258/P308 without border in white metal.
371859DOUBLE EAGLEJA1859-10P3232EP146Obverse die trial of J258/P308 in white metal.
381859DOUBLE EAGLEJA1859-10P3232EP146Obverse die trial of J258/P308 in white metal - a second piece.
401859DOUBLE EAGLEJA1859-11P3233EP289Reverse die trial of J260/P311 (1861S Paquet) in white metal.
021864TWO CENTJA1864-1P3260EP388Obverse die trial of J366/P433 (small motto) without date in white metal.
051866FIVE CENTJA1866-5P3278N/AObverse die trial of J489/P577 without date or border in white metal.
031866FIVE CENTJA1866-6P3279EP413Obverse die trial of J489/P577 without date in white metal. Misdescribed in Pollock as P3266 which now may not exist.
041866FIVE CENTJA1866-8P3263EP412Obverse die trial of J416/P488 without date or border in white metal - heavily corroded.
061866FIVE CENTJA1866-9P3269EP414Reverse die trial of J416/P488 with rays in white metal.
081867FIVE CENTJA1867-16P3332EP497Obverse die trial of J566/P627 in white metal.
091867FIVE CENTJA1867-17P3334N/AObverse die trial of J570/P638 in white metal.
071867FIVE CENTJA1867-19P3281EP478Reverse die trial of 1867 without rays in white metal used on J418/P490 and others.
141875TWENTY CENTJA1875-1P3398EP967Reverse die trial in white metal with legend United States of North America.

The following table contains the items attributed to the Library Company but which have not been located. There is a strong possibility that these trials were never in the collection and were mis-pedigreed. The trials in fact might not exist at all!

LCPNOT
DateDenominationPollockTaxayAdditional Information
1836DOLLARP3040EP85Reverse die trial in white metal - unconfirmed.
1840DIMEP3070EP119Obverse die trial with drapery in white metal - one seen in private hands.
1852TRIMEP3119EP153Obverse die trial in white metal - unconfirmed.
1858CENTP3161EP2315 leaf Reverse die trial of J191/P233 in white metal - one seen in private hands.
1863TWO CENTP3257EP327Obverse die trial of J312/P377 without date in white metal - one seen in private hands.