1921 $1 Zerbe Special Strike, SP66 PCGS. Ex: Simps...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1921 Zerbe Special Strike, SP66
1921 $1 Zerbe Special Strike, SP66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The
Zerbe "proofs" were produced in 1921 at the suggestion of prominent
numismatist and entrepreneur Farran Zerbe. VAMWorld estimates
perhaps as many as 200 of these special strikes were produced, and
PCGS now certifies the coins as specimen strikings, rather than
proofs. Traditionally, VAM-47, with a die scratch from the serif of
the second U in UNUM to the dentils, has been recognized as the die
pair used for Zerbe "proofs." This diagnostic die line is apparent
on the present coin. However, recent research by Ash Harrison
suggests most certified examples are from the VAM-1AG dies, with
"scribbling" die scratches on the reverse of the coins. More
research is needed in this area.
Condition Census Example
The present coin is a spectacular Premium Gem, with sharply detailed design elements and well-preserved satiny surfaces. Low-intensity shades of pale jade toning enhance the strong visual appeal. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts. Population: 12 in 66 (1 in 66+), 0 finer (4/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 257A, PCGS# 7341)
Weight: 26.73 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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