Lot 145: 50c 1826 O-104a (R-3). PCGS MS66
October 29, 2016
Garden City, NY, USALive Auction
Description: 50c 1826 O-104a (R-3). PCGS MS66 and a glorious specimen with a wonderful pedigree. Shimmering velvet-silken mint bloom is bathed in shades of lavender, lilac, and subtle rose iridescence. Finding a finer example would almost certainly be an exercise in futility, as PCGS has graded only 2 coins at the MS67 level and neither have reached the auction market to the best of our knowledge. The PCGS Price Guide value is $24,500, and four of the last five auction appearances for PCGS MS66 coins of this issue are within the $20,000 to $30,000 range! We will estimate this specimen far more conservatively and see how it is received. Ex. Eugene H. Gardner Collection; Earlier Stack's December 1997 Sale; Earlier RARCOA Auction '84. Est. $16,000.