Luster surges across the smooth, creamy surfaces. A halo of electric toning is the perfect counterpoint to the brilliant centers. The centers are nicely impressed. A thin die break along the legend qualifies the coin as the “a-model” of this die pair. The consignor salted away this beauty more than a decade ago, placing what he colorfully terms a “Gorilla Grip” on the prettiest coin in his collection. An 1813 of this quality is devilishly hard to find, much tougher than its sisters from 1811 and 1812.
Estimate: $2.900 to $3,500
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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist 4400 Keller Ave.,
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