From the collection of Keith Davignon. Rich antique grey toning with immaculate surfaces. A touch of cabinet friction on the cheek? Maybe. Maybe not. Immaterial. I first encountered the coin in Nov. 1988 when it appeared as lot 3104 in B&M’s sale of the Norweb Collection. It appeared two years later as lot 1752 in B&M’s Chris Schenkel Sale. Then, in Aug. 1997, it was consigned to my MB 20 (lot 155). Russ Logan prevailed. At the B&M Sale of Logan’s collection Michael E. Summers, distinguished planetary scientist, numismatic colleague and my bust-half mentor, was the winning bidder. Mike later passed the coin to his friend David Kahn and Kahn sold it to Davignon during the 2010 Boston ANA Convention. Whew! Quite a provenance. Your turn. You can’t go wrong. Est.$1,500 to $2,000.
Sheridan Downey, Numismatist Oakland, California firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 479-1585