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Mail Bid Auction 53

Auction ended on January 15, 2022

Lot Number 14

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1818 -  O.115 R.5 PCGS XF 45

Ex Floyd Farley, John Tidwell and Charlton E. Meyer, Jr.  Only XF 45, but one of the 3 or 4 most important coins in this sale.  The O.115 die marriage is scarce in all die states.  Most [O.115a] come with a massive die break that bisects the obverse from the rim right of the date, through the portrait, exiting between stars 6 and 7.  Only a feathery die break, rim to the lowest curl (as here), is seen on rare early die states.  You will need a loupe to spot it on the current offering.  The coin is handsomely toned, wrapped in an even light auburn blanket.  Contact marks are negligible.  A hint of planchet roughness occurs in the left obverse field.  Again, you will need a loupe to see it.  This was Floyd Farley’s (BHNC #2) set piece.  It passed to John Tidwell in November 1997 then to Charlton Meyer in August 2004.  David Kahn acquired it when I sold the Meyer Collection in July 2008 and Tim picked it up in November of that year.  Quite a pedigree.  More important – quite a coin!  

Estimate: $2,500 to $3,500

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