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Mail Bid Auction 54

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

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Lot Number 17


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1807 -  O.105, T-4 R.1 PCGS AU 58


Scintillating luster was the watchword when I offered this coin in Mail Bid Sale No. 48 at the January 2019 FUN Show.  It brought $6,325, a testament to the quality and eye appeal of the coin.  (PCGS now suggests $7,250 for this quality.)  Here is how I described the coin:

Bold luster oozes from this remarkable survivor of the early Mint.  A pale ring of russet toning encases the stars and legend.  The strike will be a major selling point.  Few draped bust half-dollars display the detail found on this coin.  Note, esp., Liberty’s lower curls and drapery lines.  The eagle’s wing and breast feathers are equally sharp.  A trace of friction crosses the bust.  I doubt that the coin ever saw circulation.  In all, a magnificent specimen that should draw serious bids from those working on a high-grade date or type set.   Estimate:  $5,500 to $6,500

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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
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