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Mail Bid Auction 52

Auction ends on August 11, 2021 6:00 pm CDT

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Lot Number 16


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1821 -  O.101 R.1 PCGS AU 50


From 1980 until he was felled by brain cancer in 1991 Richard Pugh was a fixture at coin shows in Southern California.  His cherry-picking successes were legendary.  They included a pair of 1827 O.137s and two 1827 O.148s, not to mention the (still) R.8 1805 O.114!  His widow consigned his collection to Superior Galleries for its May/June 1992 Jack Adams Sale.  The current offering was lot 1133 in that sale.  I was the happy buyer, passing it to Tim Osborne immediately after the sale.  The russet toning is highlighted by flashes of gold, aqua and turquoise iridescence.  I suspect that the coin was stored for some time in a kraft envelope.  

Estimate: $550 to $700

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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
4400 Keller Ave., Suite 140, PMB 398
Oakland, California 94605
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