From the collection of Keith Davignon. A marvelous 1810. It is one of Keith’s early acquisitions. It cost him $522.50 in Jan. 1992 when Bowers & Merena sold James Brilliant’s glorious collection. The cataloguer waxed eloquent in describing lot 130: A gorgeous example. Delicate golden toning in the central areas changes to a delightful blue shade at the borders. The fields are lustrous and exhibit just a faint trace of friction. An 1810 with first rate eye appeal provokes many a bidding war. Be prepared. In private conversations with your cataloger and Russ Logan following the sale of his collection Jim Brilliant was not particularly happy. Many coins that he bought privately and at auction in the 1970s and 1980s as uncirculated were demoted by PCGS and B&M to choice AU. Here is an example.Est. $3,000 to $4,000.
Sheridan Downey, Numismatist Oakland, California firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 479-1585