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Auction ends on January 5, 2024 6:00 pm EST


Lot Number 38

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1827 Sq. Base 2 -  O.144 R.5 PCGS AU 53

Ex Elton Dosier, Gehring Prouty and Keith Davignon.   OMG!  What a pedigree.  Elton Dosier cherried it in the distant past.  With Elton’s passing in 1997 the coin found its way to the Prouty Collection.  Gehring later purchased the Wonder Coin for this die pair, an ethereal MS 64.  To my knowledge, no other UNCs are known.  Keith Davignon was next in line for the Dosier-Prouty coin, offered here.  Tim worked a trade for the coin in Jan. 2010. The obverse is richly toned in iridescent shades of crimson, aqua and turquoise.  The reverse is more subdued.  The “O.144” remains a killer R.5.  Attractive, high-grade examples are caviar to the advanced collector.  Steve Herrman records a private treaty sale of a PCGS AU 55 in Feb. 2019 at $9,500.  Howard Sharfman’s PCGS AU 58 brought $12,595 in Aug. 2021 – MB 52, lot 93.  Expect competition for this prize.  (Don’t need an AU?  Check out upcoming lot 92.)   Estimate: $4,500 to $5,500 

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