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Mail Bid Auction 53

Auction ended on January 15, 2022

Lot Number 69


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1809 XXX Edge -  O.101 R.5 PCGS AU 50


Howard Sharfman consigned this notable coin to MB 52 where it went unsold.  The coin is no less rare or important today.  Only the reserve has changed.  This is how I described it.  Condition Census. Until I offered the Kahn-Osborne-Sears AU 50 in my January sale this year (MB 51, lot 5 at $9,350) I had seen or handled but one other AU 1809 O.101, the Floyd Farley/Charlton Meyer coin.  I have never cherried an example.  I won’t belabor the rarity of this die pair.  If you collect by Overton variety you already know.  Dusty, pale auburn toning allows luster to flicker in protected areas.  Contact marks are minimal.  In February 2015, Sharfman found the coin in the inventory of a noted eastern dealer and did not hesitate at the asking price, $10,000.  The Meyer coin, a bit nicer, brought $17,355 in July 2008.  

Estimate: $6,000 and up


Auction Ended

High Bid Maximum Bid Total Price
$6,000
Reserve met
$6,000 $6,600

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