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Mail Bid Auction 55

Auction ended on January 6, 2023

Lot Number 10

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1806 E/A -  O.124, T-22 R.5+ PCGS VF 30

The “E over A” is a charismatic rarity; it was discovered between the publication of Al Overton’s 1st and 2nd editions (1967/1970) and carried an R.8 rarity rating until Don Parsley issued his 1990 revision (3rd ed.) when just over a dozen pieces were known.  It is a sad fact that most examples are scratched, damaged or improperly cleaned.  Low grades are the norm.  Tompkins could find none above XF 40.  The current example is a breath of fresh air.  It appeared in Legend’s Feb. 2016 (Regency XVI) Sale, lot 215, bringing $5,875.  The gold and copper toning is a bit uneven, a testament to originality.  Striking weakness at the eagle’s head and the left portion of the motto is a hallmark of the die pair.  It is listed at #5 in Tompkins’ Condition Census.  Red Book, Registry Set and die variety collectors will vie for this important coin.  From MB 49, Aug. 2019, lot 2 @ $5,500.  Estimate:  $5,000 to $7,000

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