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Mail Bid Auction 57

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


Lot Number 100

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1833 -  O.115 R.5 PCGS XF 40

From the collection of Jerome Zonca.  I count 4 “Supplement Coins” in this sale, probably a first in my string of 55 Mail Bid Sales.  Your youth is showing if you ask, “What is a Supplement Coin.”  Before 1990, when Don Parsley updated his father-in-law’s standard reference, the Bust Half Nut Club issued periodic “Supplements,” disclosing and describing die marriages that were discovered after Overton’s 1970 2nd Edition was published.  (Al died in 1972.)  The previously listed 1806 O.126, 1827 O.148 and 1831 O.120 are joined by this 1833 O.115.  Don Frederick discovered the die pair in 1972.  Over time the rarity rating dropped from R.8 to R.5, indicating that more than 30 pieces are now known.  All but a handful are in grades below XF, most with problems.  I’d not seen this coin before it was consigned.  The glossy, smooth surfaces, even toning and decent strike (for the issue) are a joy to behold.  David Kahn found the coin and offerred it to Jerry Zonca at the Jan. 2018 FUN Show.  You won’t go wrong stretching for this impressive and noteworthy Supplement Coin.   Estimate: $3,500 and up

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