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    (Circa 1840) Seated Quarter Master Die Trial
    Copper Layer Over Zinc Core
    Unique Judd-110, MS64
    Ex: Mickley, Parmelee, Judd

    (Circa 1840) P25C Quarter Dollar, Judd-110, Pollock-123, Unique, MS64 NGC. 16.89 gm. In 2007, John Dannreuther studied the present piece and determined it was a trial from the master die for the With Drapery, No Motto Seated quarter. Stars had yet to be added to the master die. The design is centered on an oversized planchet which, at 31 mm, has the diameter of a half dollar. Though Christian Gobrecht was Chief Engraver at the time, the pattern is credited to Robert Ball Hughes. Judd-110 is traditionally designated as brass, and more recently as brass-plated white-metal. However, the alloy is provided on the NGC insert as 66.1% copper, 33% zinc, and 0.58% lead. Struck with a plain edge. In its prior auction appearances, this unique Judd-110 has appeared with a unique Judd-A1840-7 uniface obverse hub trial. That trial is separately offered in this auction. The green-gold surfaces are smooth and show hints of lilac toning. Each side has a small circular depression at the center, caused by a center dot on the master die.
    Ex: Joseph J. Mickley; Colonel Mendes I. Cohen; Lorin Parmelee; W.W. Woodside; William H. Woodin; 1914 ANS Exhibit; King Farouk; Q. David Bowers 1955 Fixed Price List; Dr. Hewitt Judd; 1974 GENA Sale (Pine Tree Auctions, 9/1974), lot 1334; Milwaukee ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 2176; ANA Sale (Stacks Bowers, 8/2011), lot 7484; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2012), lot 5405.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 297M, PCGS# 11478)


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    April, 2021
    22nd-25th Thursday-Sunday
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