Ex Gehring Prouty. The intricately detailed reverse contrasts with the generally blunt obverse. The O.110 is a May-December wedding. The obverse die had seen long service on the 1813 O.103; the reverse die is in its first use (later appearing on the 1813 O.109). There is a die crack, left of the date, extending into the drapery. Brad Higgins called my attention to this feature in May 2005, noting that it appears only on late die states of the O.110. The coin is strictly uncirculated with unbroken luster. With only minuscule signs of contact, the worn obverse die probably influenced both PCGS and CAC in their conservative assessments of the quality of the coin. (Compare the MS 63 1813 O.110, Lot 70 infra.) Tim found the coin in my offering of coins from the Prouty Collection in February 1995. George Hamilton’s comparable 1813 O.110 PCGS MS 61 brought $4,230 at Heritage’s August 2016 ANA auction.
Estimate: $3,000 to $3,500
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