M-NY-495G variety, struck by George Lovett in White Metal. Considered to be High Rarity-7.
One of our favorite issues, this is a neat half-dollar sized piece celebrating the first Trans-Atlantic cable with a depiction of John Bull representing England and Brother Jonathan representing America communicating electronically (as indicated by the lightning bolts) with this folksy dialogue shown along the rims:
John Bull: “How are you Jonathan?”
Brother Jonathan: “Perty well old feller, heows yerself?”
Here mated to the equally charming Boy and Dog reverse (though we do not recommend riding your dog like a pony as illustrated here).
Extremely rare and even more charming, and this is the finest example we’ve seen.
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Cert. #: 6281143-002