1861 DT$2.50 K-9 Clark Gruber Plain Edge Copper Die Trial, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: (None)

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS #:
10150
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2012:7221, $10,350

3 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $7.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3478, $7,637.50

7 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2012:7221, $10,350

MS64BN PCGS grade #3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $7.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3478, $7,637.50

#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1861 Clark, Gruber & Co. $2.50's in copper have been called die trials, however, there are enough of them (approximately 12-20) that they were probably struck for sale or distribution to collectors. Of the several pieces we've examined, there appear to be two versions: those in an early state with a Reeded Edge, a strong strike and full denticles on both sides; and a later state with a Plain Edge, a weaker strike and indistinct or missing denticles on both sides. Kagin lists the Plain Edge verions as his K-9; the Reeded Edge versions as K-9a.

The finest certified example is an NGC MS66BN K-9 Pain Edge version. This same example set the record price of $10,350 in 2012.