J59 - Cabinet Coin Restrike
1836 Name Below Base, Starry Reverse, Plain Edge, Alignment III, Copper
J59 Farouk/Turoff/Simpson Specimen photo
As with all restrikes, J59 was struck with Starry Reverse B ("The Cracked Reverse").
Struck circa April 1869. Linderman’s term as Director is terminated in April of 1869. Auction records and emission sequence of the Cabinet Coin Restrikes strongly indicate that the copper and mule Cabinet Coins were struck just prior to Linderman leaving office.
Three pieces currently known, all the same state:
State A – [Kagin/Simpson, Farouk/Turoff/Simpson, and Korein/ANS]
Obverse: Polished to remove worst of rust seen on J58 State D. Still has light rust in front of face, scattered pits on Liberty and upper half of die. Drapery at junction of hand and shield thinned by polishing. Farouk/Turoff/Simpson specimen has small planchet flaws right field opposite knee about 2/3rds of the way to dentils and near mid-shin, only seen on this specimen.
Reverse: Essentially same state as J58 State D. NITED STATES O and OLLAR cracks strong. Crack up from right wing fairly strong, Lump between feet A of STATES cannot be clearly seen on the Kagin/Simpson specimen, probably because of toning and photography, but the small pit under the right lower serif of E in STATES is visible. The “A lump” is clearly visible on the Farouk/Turoff/Simpson and Korein/ANS specimens. Die scratch in U from just below inner curve of right upper serif down towards inner left lower curve. Crack from right foot of A in DOLLAR to dentil below.