The latest BHNC revision of Overton’s rarity ratings added a + to the R.4 status of this die pair. I was surprised to see how few examples have appeared at auction in recent years. Caky luster is unbroken beneath a protective patina of steel-grey. A toning spot next to the date and a little color at the rims inside stars 1-5 are minor exceptions. This one has been Tim’s set piece for over 30 years. He acquired it at a Teletrade auction in January 1990.
Estimate: $750 to $1,000
Sheridan Downey, Numismatist 4400 Keller Ave.,
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