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Mail Bid Auction 52

Auction ended on August 11, 2021

Lot Number 37

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1828 Sq. 2, Sm. 8's, Lg Let. -  O.121 R.3 PCGS AU 50

Ex Dr. Gerald Schertz   Rose centers, electric blue at the peripheries.  I wish all our “AU 50s” looked like this.  From the 1980s until the mid-1990s Dr. Gerald Schertz was among the most fervent members of BHNC.  His first love was the pre-turbs, 1794-1807.  In 1994 he consigned his nearly complete die variety set of capped bust halves to me.  (The pre-turbs came 3 years later.)  I organized a series of auction and private sales that featured Jerry’s coins.  Tim picked up this 1828 in May 1994 along with a few other pieces from the Schertz collection.  The coin is gorgeous, essentially without faults.  Jerry Schertz and I met in 1983 and became close friends.  In the years to follow we enjoyed “expedition travel” to Australia, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea and India.  He died in November 2013 after being stuck by a car during a violent storm outside the hospital where he worked.  His obituary is worth reading:    

Estimate: $400 to $600

Auction Ended

High Bid Maximum Bid Total Price
Reserve met
$2,350 $2,310

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