In hand this R.5 rarity is as pretty as its picture. Struck from worn dies, the obverse with swirling die breaks, it is a first order challenge to find an O.112a with decent eye appeal. This beautifully toned example is a marvel. A contact mark between the eagle’s left wing and neck is the sole distraction. Tim found the coin in a Superior Galleries auction back in October 1990.
Estimate: $1,200 to $2,000
Sheridan Downey, Numismatist 4400 Keller Ave.,
Suite 140, PMB 398 Oakland, California 94605 firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 479-1585