Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Marshall, Jan 5, 2017.
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I wish I knew. Dr. Maris' fanciful names are loads of fun, but I can only catch a few names here and there. Luna isn't one I can find.
I made that one up actually. Cause it looks like the moon.
As far as I can tell, that's as good as any.
I'm certain it is old copper...LOL!
The lowest grade there was VG10 (EAC 6) and sold for about $2400 three years ago.
A F12 (EAC 6) sold for 1200 about ten years ago.
A F20 (EAC 8) sold for for about $3000 ten years ago.
A F20 (EAC VG10) sold for about $3800 four years ago.
The other three sold from $28k to $65k for higher grade specimens.
Even though this is probably a stretch to make EAC 2, I think I got a bargain at $230. It was 30 seconds away from under $100.
It makes up for some of my mistakes.
The reverse is pretty clear and is FR2 to AG3 details. The obverse is either B1 or Fr2 details.
ps I set another price for the 1796 NC-4 last weekend at the Heritage Auction. I've been doing that a lot lately. But I don't really know if I was $10 away or $1000 from winning.
Now a new one I picked up a few minutes ago. See if you know why.
Any thoughts or comments are always appreciated.
On second look, it may be Reverse S.
1800s are a tough year.
1 closer to curl than hair above
1 Blunt or pointed not evident to to wear
B rotated right relative to I
Second 0 distant from drapery.
Right stem below intersection of ribbon and wreath.
Fraction bar high and right and lower on right.
Stem on berry under C points left
Checking the reverse of S-208 (Reverse R), I had eliminated it because there appeared to be no stem on the berry to the right of (ON)E. This may be wear or PMD. I see no other contrary evidence to this finding.
So I believe I have an attribution of S-208. An R3 rather than the S-202 (R-4+) I suspected so I paid a bit too much. But the fun is worth the difference.
Yep. I couldn't believe the bidding was so sparse.
I'll take all the $35 R-5s I can find in any condition.
I just spotted another diagnostic for S-208. A feint die crack from the rim to just left of the serif at the foot of L and on to the hair below L. It can be seen on this coin as well as the Die State IV illustrated in Breen and owned by Robinson S. Brown, Jr. 9/1986.
The obverse die attribution is now solid, but the lack of a stem on the berry right of ONE still bugs me.
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