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    "Eagle On a Half Shield" Trial Piece

    "One Cent" Trial Piece, Judd-Appendix C, Pollock-6001, R.6-7, PR 63. The obverse features a beautifully designed eagle with folded wings standing on a half shield. The design was taken from a die that was allegedly used for stamping revenue paper (ca. 1797-1817). Dr. Montroville Dickeson believed this design to be a 1792 pattern and he is believed responsible for creating these fantasy pieces in the 1850s. The reverse reads TRIAL PIECE DESIGNED FOR UNITED STATES CENT 1792. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Lustrous surfaces with attractive brown and olive tinting. Small speckles of carbon account for the grade.
    Ex: Kissel and Victoria Collections (B&M, 9/89), lot 2571.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHB, PCGS# 62001)

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    Auction Dates
    March, 1999
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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