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    Pair of Unique Die Trials for the Grant with Star Half Dollar/From the Estate of James Earl Fraser

    1922 Grant with Star Uniface Die Trials, Unlisted in Judd, Pollock-3566, Unique, PR 65 NGC. A pair of die trials for the Grant with Star half dollar. Struck in nickel. Originally sold in the Terrell Collection, we repeat the description given these pieces at that time as little has changed in the intervening 23 years:
    "...from the estate of James Earl Fraser, husband of Laura Gardin Fraser, the designer. Each coin of the pair is uniface (struck on one side only) on a large, heavy nickel planchet of about the same size and thickness of a half dollar. The finish is Matte Proof. The Grant with Star commemorative half dollar has long been one of the most prized pieces of the series. The two coins offered here were undoubtedly sent to Mrs. Fraser to obtain her approval of the position of the star on her coin design. The opportunity to acquire 20th pattern issues--coins which are a part of history in our own time--is very rare, for the Mint itself has never sold such pieces. The acquisition of these pieces, formerly the personal property of the coin's designer, is unprecedented." At that time the pair realized $2,675.
    Ex: Terrell Collection (B&R, 5/73), lot 1053; originally from the estate of James Fraser.


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    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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