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Mail Bid Auction 55

Auction ended on January 6, 2023

Lot Number 81


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1820 Lg. Date, Sq. 2 with Knob -  O.104 R.3 PCGS XF 45


From the collection of Jerome Zonca.  It was a surprise to see the BHNC demote the O.104 from R.4+ to R.3.  I’ve had my eye on the variety ever since Don Gunnet alerted me to its true rarity in the late 1980s.  (In 1987 Gunnet and Ivan Leaman presented and published the well-known Emission Order monograph for the Capped Bust series.)  High grade examples are quite rare.  An NGC MS 62, for example, sold for $10,620 at the Nov. 2021 Scotsman auction.  Dale Friend’s PCGS MS 64 brought $16,800 at the Jan. 2019 FUN Show.  The XF 45 in my May 2019 FPL drew multiple inquiries when priced at $1,575.  The coin offered here was last seen in my bourse case at the Jan. 2009 FUN Show.  It features auburn toning with highlights of gold and a generous helping of luster. Estimate: $1,400 to $1,800

Auction Ended

High Bid Maximum Bid Total Price
$1,600
Reserve met
$1,705 $1,760

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