An old friend. This was lot 3475 in Bowers & Merena’s Nov. 1991 Frontenac Sale. The sale was rife with high grade bust halves. I never learned the name of the consignor. A peek at the catalog shows that I represented a dozen collectors, including Charlton Meyer, Gehring Prouty, George Hamilton, James Allen and Robbie Brown. This coin cost me $242 and made its way into my fixed price list where Tim Osborne snapped it up in May 1992. A blanket of pale gold toning encases the lustrous, exceptionally smooth surfaces. After nearly 30 years in the bayous of Louisiana the coin is ready for a new home.
Estimate: $800 to $1,100
Sheridan Downey, Numismatist 4400 Keller Ave.,
Suite 140, PMB 398 Oakland, California 94605 firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 479-1585