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    1920 Pilgrim Reverse Splasher in Lead, MS62
    Judd-A1920-1
    Ex: George Morgan Estate

    1920 50C Pilgrim Half Dollar Reverse Splasher, Judd-A1920-1, Pollock-3553, R.8, MS62 PCGS. This curiosity is struck in lead over a 1923 Peru 5 Decimos Die Trial. USPatterns.com speculates that this is some sort of restrike, possibly made by George Morgan years after the actual striking of the commemorative coins. However, Morgan died in January 1925, and this piece is struck over a 1923 Peruvian die trial. If indeed it was made years later, it could not have been by Morgan. So, the maker remains an open question. The piece is 45 mm in diameter, and the Pilgrim reverse impression is perfectly centered with a wide blank rim. The reverse shows a faint impression of the peripheral legends from the Peruvian die trial. The surfaces are light to medium gray and show considerable evidence of what appears at first to be die rust. However, close examination shows the raised, irregular surface to be on both sides of the piece, both struck and unstruck portions. An interesting study piece.
    Ex: George Morgan estate; Craig A. Whitford Numismatic Auctions (5/2002); ANA Auction (Stacks Bowers, 8/2012), lot 3025; Stacks Bowers (2/2014), lot 11583.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 508906)


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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