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Mail Bid Auction 53

Auction ended on January 15, 2022

Lot Number 56

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1833 -  O.115 R.5+ PCGS Gen. (VF Details)

Ex Donald Frederick and Charlton E. Meyer, Jr.  A classic rarity, unknown to Al Overton when he published his 1st and 2nd editions in 1967 and 1970.  Don Frederick discovered the variety in 1972.  Tim purchased this coin from Charlton Meyer shortly after Meyer acquired the incomparable PCGS MS 63 example, ex-Downey-Schertz-Parsley, in September 1999.  Meyer told Tim that the coin here offered came to him from Don Frederick, leaving open the question whether it was the Discovery Coin.  It now appears that Don kept the lesser quality Discovery Coin (Fine details with altered surfaces) when he sold this coin to Meyer.  Frederick’s notes on the discovery piece accompanied its sale by Heritage in April 2010, lot 3308.  Dr. Charles Link was the winner, later consigning it to my Mail Bid Sale No. 43, August 2016, lot 72.  The Frederick-Meyer-Osborne coin, offered here, has kraft envelope toning that nicely obscures hairlines from an improvident cleaning.  The surfaces are otherwise free of distractions.

Estimate: $1,000 and up

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