New Rochelle Half Dollar Specimen Strikes
The following is from the upcoming Legend Regency Auction regarding New Rochelle commemorative half dollar specimen strikes:
During the production run, mint employees struck 50 examples on specially polished planchets after polishing the dies. Unlike full Proof strikings, these received only one blow from the dies.
How much do we know about these strikes? Is there any Mint documentation for these? Are all of them accounted for? Is there a list of the original recipients?
The PCGS pop report only has New Rochelle commems for specimens and has 23 currently.
NGC doesn't have a Specimen category but it does have a Prooflike category with 193 specimens.