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Mail Bid Auction 54

Auction ended on August 17, 2022

Lot Number 7

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1805/4 -  O.103a, T-11 R.5+ PCGS XF 40 CAC

The glamour die marriage of 1805, featuring heavy obverse die breaks and a triangular retained cud at stars 1-2.  This was lot 138 in my April 8, 1998, Mail Bid Sale No. 21, described as follows: “… recently uncovered in Central Pennsylvania ….  Here is an original, problem-free example of the charismatic ‘wide date five over four.’  The antique grey toning is lightly iridescent, with hints of russet….  The surfaces have no marks worth mention.  The strike is well balanced, especially for the issue….  [In all], a simply wonderful coin, ready to decorate a first-rate collection.”  Chuck De Olden prevailed at $4,000.  When Heritage sold Chuck’s collection in January 2008, I was the happy buyer of lot 2855 at $11,500.  I later passed the coin to a collector via private treaty.  It last appeared in Stack’s April 2016 Central States Sale where Steve Nomura corralled it for $10,575 and sent it off to CAC for approval.   PCGS’s price guide suggests a current value of $15,000.   Estimate:  $10,000 to $15,000

Auction Ended

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$9,000 $9,350

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