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Auction ends on January 5, 2024 6:00 pm EST


Lot Number 97

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1834 Sm. Date & Lets -  O.111 R.1 PCGS Gen. (Edge Error)

Ex Lester Merkin, Donald Frederick, Charles Link   A fully prooflike, choice AU 1834 that PCGS rejected as cleaned.  To be sure, the delicate surfaces reveal some hairlines.  Reasonable minds will differ on whether the distraction is sufficient to justify a “no grade.”  This is lot 3319 in the April 2010 Heritage sale of Don Frederick’s collection.  Don placed it in his nearly complete die variety collection after winning it in Lester Merkin’s sale of June 15, 1974, lot 455.  (Merkin envelope accompanies.)  Dr. Charles Link was the astute buyer at the Frederick sale.  He was drawn to the coin by both its prooflike surfaces and an unlisted (in Overton’s early editions) edge error.  The lettering reads FIFTY CENTS HOARLF A DOLLAR.  In all, a glamorous coin – in appearance and provenance.  

Estimate: $500 and up

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