Unique Wilson Dollar in Brass
I've been following Wilson Dollars for a while and just ran across this unique specimen in brass.
Looks amazing. I'm sorry I missed it in 2015!
1920 Wilson Dollar - Brass - So-Called Dollar - HK-450 var. - NGC PF66 0/1/0 - Ex. Abe Kosoff, Anthony Swiatek
The present coin seems to be a unique prototype for the Wilson dollar, struck in brass, before the engraver's initial was added to the die, reminiscent of the 1915 No S Panama-Pacific half dollar patterns. We have found no auction appearance or other listing for this piece in the literature. John Ray Sinnock, who would later serve as chief engraver and was the designer of the Roosevelt dime and Franklin half dollar, was assisting Morgan at the Mint, beginning in 1918. Although no specific evidence has come to light, it is possible that this piece was part of his collection, which was kept intact and only distributed many years later. Anthony Swiatek acquired this piece from Abe Kosoff in the 1970s.