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Price Realized 205,625.00 USD
Date Sold 12/16/2021

Lot # 286
Estimate 140,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD
Group - Category Coins & Paper Money - Coins - US
Lead $5 1834 BD-2. CAPPED, CROSS 4. PCGS MS63+ CAC
FROM CODY'S COLLECTION Ex Eliasberg and Pogue Collections as noted on the insert. What a fabulous example of this important old tenor rarity! Distinctly Prooflike and fully vibrant, flashy luster radiates boldly throughout the fields on both the obverse and reverse. Bold antique coppery-orange golden color attests to the the wonderful unmolested and unconserved originality of this high end example. Well struck from the typically seen die state b with die crack from star 9 to star 13, and on the reverse through AMERICA and the denomination. The surfaces are devoid of all but the most insignificant traces of contact and these have little bearing on the exceptional technical quality and outstanding visual allure. BD-2, listed as Rarity-5 in the Bass Dannreuther book is represented by 45-55 in all grades. Despite a large mintage for the date, most of these were automatically exported and melted, as their metallic content exceeded their five dollar face value. The majority of these old tenor gold coins met that fate, being exported, melted, recoined, exported again. Later in 1834, the composition and weights were altered to put an end to that business. This AMAZING near-GEM has an extensive pedigree that has one of the greatest pedigrees of all time! Ex Col. Green Collection; Green estate to Stack's, en bloc in 1943; J.F. Bell (Jacob Shapiro) Collection via private sale in 1943; Stack's sale of the J.F. Bell Collection, December 1944, lot 357; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Louis E. Eliasberg, Jr. in 1976; Bowers & Ruddy's sale of the United States Gold Coin Collection (Eliasberg), October 1982, lot 397; Michael I. Keston Collection; Supierior's sale of the Keston Collection, January 1996, lot 127; James Swan U.S. Type Collection; Oliver Jung Collection, via private treaty from Steve Contursi; American Numismatic Rarities' sale of the Oliver Jung Collection, July 2004, lot 94; D. Brent Pogue Collection; Stack's Bowers/Sotheby's sale of the Pogue Collection, Part IV, May 2016, lot 4048; our consignor. PCGS 4, NGC 1, CAC 1. PCGS has graded just two in MS63+. The other coin is NOT CAC approved and sold in August 2020 for $138,000. This coin has not sold in auction since its appearance in 2016. The current PCGS Price Guide value is $145,000. For anyone working on the FINEST set, there is just a single example finer at PCGS, a PCGS MS64+ that has not sold in auction. This is a spectacular example one that will be a centerpiece in the next amazing cabinet it graces! From all of us at Legend Rare Coin Auctions, we wish a hearty congratulations to the winning bidder in advance, your collection has added a fabulous rarity missing from many collections! Cert. Number 32916371 PCGS # 8161
Name The Regency Auction 49
Auctioneer Legend Rare Coin Auctions, LLC
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 12/16/2021
Location P.O. Box 189
Lincroft, NJ 07738
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