That was a lot of work for $2 worth of cents.Cool to look at, yes, but unfortunately not genuine. There were less
than 200 minted.
Much appreciated. It still could be considered part of the Lovett Collection. Everything else tends to match, including the letter "L" on the back located on the barrel.
|These images are of a Bashlow 1961 restrike. The bump marks on obverse and straight markings on reverse are a result of deliberate defacing of the dies sometime shortly after the dies broke during the Haseltine restrike endeavor of 1874. Most of Bashlow's restrikes are on doubly thick blanks, to avoid legal issues with the Secret Service. The Bashlow restrike pictured above sold for $144 in Feb 2010. Photos courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.|