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    (1857) Double Eagle in Copper
    Judd-190, PR64 Brown
    Uniface Reverse Die Trial
    Unique, Ex: Woodin, Judd

    Undated (1857) Twenty Dollar, Judd-190, Pollock-3158, R.8, PR64 Brown PCGS. CAC. Uniface die trial of the reverse of the regular issue 1857 double eagle. 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. U.S. Mint consultant J.T. Barclay is credited with the idea, designed to prevent shysters from removing the central portion of a gold coin and replacing it with platinum. This die trial has an inconsistent strike, sharp at the centers but indistinct along the upper border. Parallel roller marks, as made, are near the D in TWENTY D. The surfaces are toned mahogany-brown with glimmers of powder-blue in protected areas.
    Ex: William H. Woodin; 1914 A.N.S. Exhibit; King Farouk; Dr. J.H. Judd; 250th Mail Sale (Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co., 11/1964), lot 1501; 283rd Mail Sale (Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co., 5/1969), lot 181; Matt Rothert Collection (American Auction Association, 11/1973), lot 1269; Anaheim ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1995), lot 8211; Boyd E. Hayward, M.D. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 9/1997), lot 1551; Chicago ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1999), lot 7758; Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 7/2003), lot 9932.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11835)

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

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