Ex Olin “Ole” Carter. Glossy, medium to dark grey toning, imparted by storage in one of Ole’s kraft envelopes. The smooth surfaces have stray hairlines from circulation but no marks of any consequence. The O.121 is a VERY rare variety. I’ve cherried but one example in 37 years of looking. The consignor acquired this coin from me as a raw XF in July 2008 at the Baltimore ANA show, paying $4,250. Prices have slipped since then but not the rarity of this die pair. Check your AMBPR. How many XF’s or better have come to auction in the past 10 years? Answer: NONE! For you newcomers, Olin Carter was an early member of BHNC, known for his cherry-picking ability. He uncovered one of 5 known 1832 O.123’s and discovered the 1823 O.113 and 1825 O.118. Ole was my table assistant (along with Henry Hilgard) at the Long Beach shows from 1985 until he passed away in 2003. His widow, Esther Carter, parted with the collection in 2008. Ole’s kraft envelope and insert accompany the lot as do personal notes of the consignor. Est. $3,000 to $4,000.
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