An old friend, from MB 42, lot 64, January 2016 where it sold for $1,870. Here is the description: Anaristocratic patina of deep grey toning subdues the luster. The strike is absolutely first rate. This Red Book staple carries auction records that belie its R.2 rarity rating. The only other CAC approved AU 58 I find was sold by Heritage at the 2012 Summer Fun Show. Lot 3690 brought $2,300. Roger Solomon’s PCGS AU 58 commanded $3,025 at my Aug. 2011 ANA Sale (lot 42). You’ve been warned! A twin to this offering appeared in April 2016 at Heritage’s Central States auction, lot 3471. If brought $1,880. The 1828 O.106 is the only other die pair of the year with a curl and knobbed 2. It is rare and far more pricey.
Estimate: $1,500 to $2,000
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