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Mail Bid Auction 51

Auction ended on February 15, 2021

Lot Number 24


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1813 50/UNI -  O.101 R.2 PCGS AU 55 CAC


A Prodigal Daughter from MB 49, lot 22 where it brought $4,180.  Attractive copper and blue toning with the luster expected of a nice AU.  The misplaced UNI is bold on this early die state; one wonders whether the engraver made a serious effort to erase his error.  The population of high grade “UNI” pieces is well short of that needed to meet demand for this alluring Red Book variety.  Recent auction appearances of CAC approved, PCGS graded AU 55’s include the Hamilton coin (lot 4525, Heritage, Aug. 2016 @ $4,818) and an example from the Cape Cod Collection in MB 47 (Jan. 2018, lot 26 @ $5,115).   It is your cataloger’s opinion that this coin is nicer than Hamilton’s (I sold it to him in 1990) and a notch better than the Cape Cod Coin.   Estimate: $4,000 to $5,000

Auction Ended

High Bid Maximum Bid Total Price
$6,250
Reserve met
$7,000 $6,875

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