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    Unique Double Eagle Copper "Splasher," Judd-190

    1857 E$20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-190, Pollock-3158, Unique(?), PR63 Brown PCGS. Uniface die trial of the reverse of the regular issue double eagle for 1857. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. This unique reverse trial was produced by passing the planchet through an 'upsetting machine' both before and after striking, according to Dr. Judd. The result was to make the coin very concave. This idea, from J.T. Barclay, was designed to prevent the devaluing of gold coins by making it more difficult for unscrupulous types to remove some of the gold from the resulting thinner planchet.
    Ex: Woodin Collection;1914 ANS Exhibit; Waldo Newcomer ?: Farouk; Dr. Judd; Kagin's 11/64; Kagin's 5/69; Terrell Sale (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/73); 1995 ANA (Heritage, 8/95); Bowers and Merena (9/97); 1998 ANA; 1999 ANA.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11835)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2003
    26th-28th Saturday-Monday
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