#2. "RE: Sometimes a fantasy ..." In response to Reply # 1 Mon 17-Dec-12 11:01 PM by benveniste
Boston Area, US
This design was sketched by Charles Barber in the late 19th century, but was never minted. This object is a modern creation based on that design. It's a private issue and as such not legal tender at all. Such things are called fantasy pieces or fantasy coins.