Wrong holder and out of order! What is this doing here? I turned away nearly 30 coins to limit Part 1 of the sale to 100 lots and maintain the quality of coins being offered. This ANACS graded coin was irresistible; it holds the record for the most undergraded slab I have encountered. Cartwheel luster spins beneath the gorgeous toning. The surfaces are without defects. In short, the coin is a nice AU. The consignor has owned it coin for decades. He wondered whether it should be submitted to PCGS. Well, yes and no. Why spend $50 in fees, postage and insurance when a savvy collector will happily buy the coin, not the holder? No reserve on this one. The winner will have a lovely coin and a terrific conversation piece.
Sheridan Downey, Numismatist 4400 Keller Ave.,
Suite 140, PMB 398 Oakland, California 94605 firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 479-1585