Extremely Fine. Ex -
Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot
1597, "Judd 618 (R-5), Copper-nickel, PE, 44.4 grains"
Brilliant Proof. Ex - Stack's
"65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1601,
"Judd 633 (R-6), Copper-nickel, PE, 76.5 grains"
Brilliant Proofs and Gems with light,
cloudy toning from long and careful storage. Ex - Stack's
"65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1609, "Containing
two each of the copper-nickel Judd 608 One Cent, Judd 618 3 Cent, and
Judd 633 5 Cent patterns. Accompanied by its original presentation
case, purple velvet with identically colored plush lining, inlet with
six openings to display the obverse and reverse of each denomination at
a single glance. The case is essentially as made. Also accompanied
by a handwritten card reading on one side: 'Miss Emily Trotter/With
Compliments/of the Director of the Mint/Dec. 14, 1868'; and on the
other: 'Proposed new issue of/Nickel-copper coins./75% copper 25%
Nickel/one cent- weighing 1 1/2 grains/three cents [weighing] 3
[grams]/Five cent [weighing] 5 [grams]', all in four lines"
-Ex Stack's Sale of the Floyd T. Starr Collection, October 20,
1982, Lot 1061
-This set is not one of those reportedly sent to Representative
Kelley for distribution to other members of Congress. Adams-Woodin
noted that 100 sets of the One Cent, Three Cent, and five Cent patterns
were made for distribution to legislators, but do not describe the
contents of these sets. Judd repeats the Adam-Woodin statement
without further elaboration. Since there were two different
reverse designs made for these patterns, we do not know whether each of
the Congressional sets contained three or six coins. It is mot
likely, however, that only three pieces were included in each.
Miss Trotter's set offered here was presented by Director Linderman.
Obviously, Miss Trotter could not have been a member of Congress, and
the wording of the presentation card precludes her set having been a
'handed down' Congressional one.
-Emily Trotter was most likely the Daughter of Newbold Hugh
Trotter (1827-1898), a fashionable Philadelphia landscape painter who
was born in and lived his entire life in that city. He exhibited
at the Pennsylvania Academy annually from 1858 on, was a member of that
institution as well as of several other art societies in the city, and
specialized in nature and Western genre subjects.
1868 "Postage Currency"
pattern dime. PCGS Proof-64. Ex
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
1018, "J-646, P-718, Rarity-7+", illustrated, sold for