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    1916 McKinley Gold Dollar, PR63
    Struck in Nickel, Judd-A1916-1
    Extremely Rare Obverse Die Trial

    1916 DT$1 McKinley Dollar, Nickel Variant, Judd-A1916-1, SP63 PCGS. CAC. Major Lenox Lohr, of Chicago, Illinois, was one of the most prolific collectors of pattern coins of all time. His collection included more than 1,400 different patterns when he sold it to Abner Kreisberg in the late 1950s. Kreisberg sold the collection to the Empire Coin Company (Q. David Bowers and James Ruddy), and they offered it in a monumental fixed price list, circa 1961. Although this uniface obverse die trial of the McKinley gold dollar, struck in nickel, was not included in the Empire offering, Andrew W. Pollock III indicates Lohr was the first owner-of-record for this extremely rare trial piece. Robert Batchelder apparently acquired this example at some point, and Sol Kaplan owned it by 1971, when he sold it to Anthony Swiatek at a Shaker Heights, Ohio coin show.

    Only one other uniface obverse die trial of a 1916 McKinley gold dollar is known struck in nickel. NGC has certified both examples as J-A1916-1 Variant, but it is possible that they should be considered different issues because of the different collar. In that case both pieces would be unique. This pleasing Select example exhibits well-detailed design elements and lightly marked surfaces that display slightly subdued luster. The surfaces are blanketed in delicate shades of greenish-gold and lavender-gray toning. This fascinating die trial represents the ultimate in numismatic rarity and it may be decades before collectors have the opportunity to purchase it again after this chance has passed.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 6781; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2017), lot 4265.
    From The Centennial Celebration Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 546569)


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