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Mail Bid Auction 48

Auction ends on January 11, 2019 6:00 pm EST


Lot Number 4

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1807 -  O.101 R.5 ICG AU 53

If you are a veteran collector of this series by die variety, you know how tough a “101” is in high grade.  Until the appearance of an UNC in the Newman collection (NGC MS 62+, Nov. 2013, lot 33541 @ $12,925) this was the finest known.  It remains #2 in the Condition Census.  The coin appeared, unattributed, in 1999; shortly thereafter it was encapsulated and (properly) graded by ICG.  It was part of the “Westmoreland Collection,” offered by Heritage at the 2008 FUN Show (lot 33541).  It brought $4,945.  I was the happy buyer, passing it to the current consignor in July 2009.  The coin is better struck than many from this die pair, though not without softness in Liberty’s ribbon and nearby curls.  Pale silver-grey toning is natural and glows with underlying luster.  You will love the surfaces.  A true prize for the serious collector.  Don’t be put off by the ICG capsule; the coin is “all there.”  Est. $4,000 to $5,000.

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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
Oakland, California
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