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Mail Bid Auction 54

Auction ends on August 17, 2022 6:00 pm CDT

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Lot Number 31


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1826 -  O.113 R.4 PCGS AU 53 CAC


Ex Dr. Gerald Schertz.  Dr. Schertz plucked this one from Superior Galleries’ memorable sale of Richard Pugh’s collection in June 1992 (lot 1255).  When Dr. Schertz parted with his capped bust halves (all 447 die varieties!), I offered the coin in Mail Bid Sale No. 12, July 1994, lot 58, noting its handsome album toning – iridescent blue and russet through the stars and legend.  Having been schooled by Elton Dosier and Henry Hilgard I assigned the coin a grade of XF 40+, assuring bidders that it had above average luster for the assigned grade.  Tim Osborne agreed; he displayed no guilt or surprise when PCGS landed on AU 53 and CAC affixed a green sticker.  

Estimate: $500 to $600


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