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    1805 Dickeson Quarter Mule, MS60 Brown
    Judd-C1805-1, Pollock-6105
    Possibly Unique

    1805 Private Restrike Quarter, Judd-C1805-1, Pollock-6105, Unique (?), MS60 Brown ANACS. The heavily rusted obverse die was previously used by the Mint to strike Browning-2 quarters and was probably bought as scrap. The reverse is Dickeson's recreation of Adam Eckfeldt's Eagle on Half Shield design, believed to be a rejected pattern die for a revenue stamp (ca. 1816). Struck in copper with a plain edge. Deep chocolate-brown color overall, the obverse shows heavy die rust and a rim break from 3 to 5 o'clock but the motifs remain largely clear. The reverse fields were crudely polished, leaving prominent striations, and there is a die break from the rim at 5 o'clock that extends inward for 3 mm. Housed in a small-sized holder
    Ex: Metzger Collection (Henry Chapman, 2/1909), lot 94, which realized $7.50; Virgil Brand; Norweb; Forty-First Sale (New Netherlands 9/1953), lot 422; 260th Mail Sale (Kagin's, 9/1965), lot 1178; Lexington Collection (Bowers and Merena, 1/1994), lot 1582; Long Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1995), lot 1528; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/1997), lot 7697; Rindge and Harlan Collections (Bowers and Merena, 12/2003), lot 3376.
    From The Collection of William Rau.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
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