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    1857 Double Eagle Reverse Hub Trial
    Only Two Pieces Known
    Judd-A1857-5, MS62 Brown


    1857 DT$20 Double Eagle Reverse Hub Die Trial, Judd-A1857-5, R.8, MS62 Brown PCGS. This is a uniface reverse hub trial that shows a heraldic eagle with large ornamented shield on its breast, holding a plain scroll in its beak and grasping large arrows and an olive branch in its talon. Struck in copper. Very little is known about this unique hub trial. The best information we could find was in the Pollock reference:
    "As with the half dollar die trials, varieties [3134] and [3137] above, we have no documentary evidence demonstrating that 1857 was the year of manufacture, but simply follow Dr. Judd and Don Taxay in assigning the date. The scroll hanging from the eagle's mouth and across its body, however, seems to link this design with the Anthony Paquet half dollar reverse of 1858, see varieties [265] and [266]."


    The surfaces are even chocolate-brown and there are no contact marks of note on either side. The back of the impression shows where the force of the imprint left a slightly convex area.
    Ex: ANA Auction (Stack's Bowers, 8/2011), lot 9076.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 508124)


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