The Miller-Ryder-Boyd M.33.13-Z.1

Slightly sharper but lightly cleaned and nicely retoned glossy medium brown and light chocolate. There are traces of very faded red in protected areas on the reverse; otherwise there would be no reason to suspect the coin had ever been cleaned. Smooth and attractive with just trivial planchet striations in the centers. A rim nick over Britannia’s hair bun is the only notable sign of contact. Struck slightly off center to K-10 leaving the bottom of the date off the planchet; otherwise the date and legends are strong. Intermediate die state with minor die cracks at TO in AUCTORI. A very nice example of this rare variety, and it comes with a superb provenance. In the lower half of the condition census for the variety. Weight 129.9 grains.

Ex Henry C. Miller Collection, Thomas L. Elder, 5/29/1920:1954-Hillyer Ryder-F. C. C. Boyd-Boyd Estate, Stack’s 9/8/1993:1003-George C. Perkins, Stack’s 1/12/2000:372-Steven L. Tanenbaum




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