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    1921 Zerbe Special Strike, SP66
    Condition Census Example

    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.

    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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