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Mail Bid Auction 51

Auction ended on February 15, 2021

Lot Number 31


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1818 -  O.104a R.3 PCGS AU 58


Lester Merkin sold this coin to Floyd Farley in January 1968.  Floyd, BHNC member #2, consigned the coin to my November 1999 MB Sale No. 24 (as a raw AU 55).  Keith Davignon was the winner.   He had it graded by NGC.  Voila - MS 61!  Floyd stored his coins in kraft envelopes which accounts for the lovely pastel blue, rose and silver-grey patina.  The surfaces are immaculate.  A light drift mark (planchet impurity) crosses stars 8-12.  If you appreciate die breaks on your early halves, this one has a doozy, from the date to star 3.  Davignon placed the coin in MB 39 (lot 21, August 2014) after crossing it to its current PCGS holder.  Tim Osborne prevailed at $2,482, later passing it to his friend and BHNC colleague Tom Sears.  What a coin!  What a wonderful provenance!   Estimate: $1,800 to $2,400

Auction Ended

High Bid Maximum Bid Total Price
$2,476
Reserve met
$2,476 $2,724

Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
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