Ex Stewart P. Witham and Russell Logan. Lot 2638 in B&M’s Nov. 2002 Sale of the Logan-Steinberg Collections, as AU 55. Russ Logan particularly enjoyed bust half errors, including those of “the 3rd side.” A longstanding friendship with Stew Witham led to Logan acquiring Witham’s extraordinary collection of errors en masse in 1992. This coin was in that immortal group. The planchet made two trips through the Castaing machine with the same vertical alignment. Each letter is boldly impressed – twice! You will never encounter a more vivid presentation of double edge lettering. The coin is sharply stuck, untoned and a solid AU. Russ would consider it a sin to encapsulate the coin. The auction tag and Logan’s personal insert, with notes, accompany the lot.Estimate: $700 and up
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