From the Doug Noblet Collection, earlier in the renowned collection of Roger Solomon. This was lot 38 in my Aug. 2011 sale of the Solomon Collection: An exquisitely detailed specimen, the central obverse features attractive pale gold toning, surrounded by a halo of colorful iridescence. The reverse is brilliant with light toning through the denomination and legend. Hairlines will be found under the obverse toning; the reverse surfaces are fully lustrous with minor contact marks and no hairlines. … From Heritage’s 1994 ANA Sale, lot 5363 where offered raw as MS 60 and described as follows: 1820/19 MS 60. O-101, R.2. Satiny surfaces peer out from beneath the olive-gold toned surfaces of this coin. Darker burnt-gold and steel-blue colors appear near the peripheries. The reverse appears brighter and has slightly less color than the obverse. Roger Solomon prevailed at what was then a strong price, $1,045.Est. $3,500 to $4,500.
Sheridan Downey, Numismatist Oakland, California email@example.com (510) 479-1585