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Auction ends on August 14, 2019 6:00 pm CDT

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Lot Number 70


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1827 Sq. Base 2 -  O.122 R.5 PCGS XF 45


One for die variety collectors.  The `27-122 is a solid R.5.  Cherry pickers look for 1827s with star 1 distant from the bust, a feature unique to this die (also used on the O.121 and O.123).  This coin, formerly in the collection of Jim Ross, was lightly circulated but retains a fair amount of mint luster.  Natural grey toning.  Dirt is lodged in portions of the eagle’s wing feathers.  Consider this a mark of distinction: no one tried to “improve” the coin by cleaning it.  The Witham coin, also graded PCGS XF 45, brought $1,725 at Heritage’s 2010 Boston ANA Sale.  PCGS blew the attribution on this one.  The label identifies it as an 1827 “Curl 2.”  Oops!  Est. $1,250 to $1,500.

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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
Oakland, California
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