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Lot 4496

1859 Master Die Splasher. Judd-A1859-10. White metal. Listed in Appendix A: Die and Hub Trials and Splashers in the Judd book. Only 3 examples known, two of which are in the Library Company of Philadelphia making this the only one available. Razor-sharp detail from the tight squeeze the dies gave it, producing a look of utter beauty. As the Mint prepares new designs and works them into hubs and master dies, it periodically does tests to see the progress. Most often, these test pieces such as the splasher in this lot, are discarded afterwards. Only a few ever.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000.

Realized $13,225

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