A charming companion to the preceding 1801. Antique auburn toning heralds a coin with original surfaces. The 1801 and 1802 are of comparable rarity. Most seen have been “played with.” Here is a nice exception. Even wear, with flickers of luster in protected areas, and a balanced strike mark this coin for a high-grade set. A comparable CAC-approved PCGS XF 45 sold last December in Legend’s Las Vegas auction, lot 108. It brought $13,513. PCGS, CAC and Greysheet price guides suggest $11,000+. From Heritage’s 2017 FUN Show sale, lot 4157 at $8,225. Estimate: $9,000 to $11,500.
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