by | Feb 2, 2024 | History, Numismatics

1961 CSA Silver 1c Bashlow Trial Hub (Obv / Rev) NGC MS65

Bashlow Uniface 1861 Confederate Cent Splashers.  Struck circa 1961 by Robert Bashlow, from a hub made from the original 1861 Confederate cent dies, which by then were (per Breen) “defaced with chisel marks and hammer blows, but still marginally fit for use.”  Two uniface pieces, one each of the obverse and reverse, well centered on a broad (32 mm, 12.5 gm) silver planchet. The designs are reversed and incused, since the impressions are from a hub instead of the actual cent dies. After these and similar splashers were made, the hub was presumably then used to make working dies, which apparently produced the Breen-8009 to Breen-8019 restrikes.

This is your only chance to own a true piece of Numismatic History This pair of Obverse and Reverse are now certified by NGC as MS65 meaning new UNC condition.    It is interesting to note that although most items disappeared from Bashlow’s ownership when he was evicted by NYC Marshalls from his Riverside Drive apartment ( apparently for being consistently late on rent and arguing with the landlord ), this set was not among them. These are said to be extremely rare as referenced on pages 217-19 of  the book entitled ‘The Lovett Cent – a Confederate Story by Harold Levi & George Corell 

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