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Mail Bid Auction 50

Auction ended on January 10, 2020

Lot Number 35

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1814 E/A -  O.108a R.1 PCGS AU 53 CAC

Color!  I wish we knew where this coin was stored over the past 200+ years.  But for the gap in time I would have suspected it was found in Joseph’s coat of many colors.  (Genesis 37:3.)  Ethereal hues of cobalt blue and rose defy description.  Preview is mandatory.  Be sure to examine the surfaces.  Though rumpled with die breaks and clash marks I won’t object if you call them smooth as glass.  The last CAC approved PCGS AU 53 “E over A” to sell at auction was Heritage’s Central States offering of April 2018, lot 3413.  Though well struck the eye appeal of that coin is no match for this one.  Still, it brought $4,920.  Yes, this “R.1” Red Book variety is rare in high grade.  What a coin!  Est. $3,500 to $5,500.

Auction Ended

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$5,000 $3,300

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