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Mail Bid Auction 52

Auction ended on August 11, 2021

Lot Number 34

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1827 Curl Base 2 -  O.147 R.4- PCGS Gold Shield MS 62

Should someone offer a bet that you will find a mark on this remarkable coin, don’t take it!  The surfaces, shrouded in original sunset colors, are impeccable.  Full luster illuminates the fields.  I wonder whether a bit of darkness on Liberty’s cheek and bosom scared CAC.  Of the many working dies employed to strike coins in 1827 only one was prepared with a curl base 2.  Its first marriage was to the far more common O.146.  Tim found this coin in my bourse case during the January 2012 FUN Show.  

Estimate: $2,750 to $3,250

Auction Ended

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$2,200 $2,420

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