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Mail Bid Auction 53

Auction ended on January 15, 2022

Lot Number 20

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1823 -  O.106a R.2 PCGS OGH AU 50

Brilliant with full cartwheel luster, remarkable for a mere “50.”  Tim could not resist this flashy 1823 when offered to him by Elliot Goldman at the 1995 summer ANA Convention.  Elliot owned Allstate Coin Co. in Tucson, AZ.  He died of a heart malady in December 1995 at age 55.  If you attended coin shows where Elliot held court you may remember two placards displayed at his booth.  The first read “SVDB Heaven,” confirmation that he was the country’s market maker in 1909-S VDB cents.  The other memorialized his wry wit, “We screw the other guy and pass the savings on to you.”  Next to S-VDB cents, bust half-dollars were Elliot’s favorite.  He was a strong buyer and always had several eye appealing busties in his bourse case.  Many of Gehring Prouty’s wonderful coins came from Allstate Coin Co.  

Estimate: $500 to $700

Auction Ended

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