Breen Plate Coin (Encyclopedia)
Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1240 (as Raw Proof), $5,500 - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 5/2005:102, $48,875 - Heritage 1/2009:3543, $40,250 - Heritage 8/2012:5001, $49,937.50
This variety shows the spelling of all relevant words with V instead of U. Thus, GEORGIUS becomes GEORGIVS, UTILE becomes VTILE, and DULCI becomes DVLCI. Apparently, only one example is known in Proof, that being the former Garrett - Ford example illustrated above. Some researchers consider this a pattern coin; others consider it an off-metal strike in copper. The circulation strike version of this coin is listed as PCGS #108.
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