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

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Lot Number 96


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1836 Reeded Edgs -  GR-1 R.2 PCGS AU 53 CAC


The key to this short series.  (May we ignore the 1838-O?)  It is a sad fact that key date bust halves, 1794-1839, are regularly subject to abuse.   Consider your experience with 1794s, 1796-97s, 1801-02s, 1815s and the date offered here.  Slabbed and raw, we are used to seeing off-quality coins.  Even those that may be described as “nice” are not objectively nice but rather relatively nice.  Here is the rare 1836 RE that is objectively nice!  It has not been cleaned.   The toning is original and attractive.  The surfaces have minimal signs of circulation.  Soft luster abounds in protected areas.  In short, it is an honest coin, preserved by honest stewards. I peeked at the CAC Pop Report for the issue.  Only 5 pieces, including this one, graded AU 53 have received a sticker.  Enough said.  If you aspire to a truly nice 1836 RE this is your coin.  Est. $4,000 to $5,000.

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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
Oakland, California
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