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Auction ends on January 10, 2020 6:00 pm EST


Lot Number 26

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1812 Single Leaf -  O.110b R.6 PCGS Gen. VF Details

A third time visitor.  I offered it privately several years ago.  It returned for a place in my Aug. 2015 ANA sale, MB 41, lot 25, with the following description: The rarity – and cost – of this Red Book variety is such that most collectors never expect to add it to their collections.  A dozen or so examples are known.  This one was plucked from circulation and turned into a brooch.  The pin, once anchored to the reverse, is missing.  Clumsy solder marks survive.  The obverse sports a natural patina that nicely conceals a nick and faint scratches in the left field.  So display this rarity face up!  Barry Broyde’s VF example (ex Elton Dosier) found a new home last month at $9,000 in Stack’s/Bowers Baltimore Sale, lot 7119.  There is no reserve on this one.  Given the demand and extreme rarity of the issue it will not be overlooked.  Est. ???

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