Miller 33.21-EE, W-3700 variety, Draped Bust Left type. Considered to be Rarity-7+.
A significant opportunity to acquire the finest example of an extremely rare variety that was unknown to both Dr. Hall and Miller, is not represented in the ANS Collection and was missing from the collections of Mssrs. John J. Ford, Jr., Steve Tanenbaum and Eric Newman (among many, many others).
Long time Connecticut collector, researcher and friend of the firm Robert Martin also did not own an example, but he did enumerate four examples in the Perkins Additions & Corrections and mentioned a possible fifth example.
Our best estimate today of known specimens and the census ranking is as follows:
1. PCGS VF25
Stack’s/Bowers 11/2021:2050 (as PCGS VF25 41815734) – the present specimen.
2. PCGS F15, verdigris traces on obverse
Q. David Bowers Collection – Pine Tree Auction Company 2/1975:176 (as Raw, Some details almost Very Fine, others Fine) – Norman G. Peters Collection – Stack’s/Bowers 11/2021:2051 (as PCGS F15 42629459).
3. PCGS Fine details, environmental damage
Elizabeth Morton Collecton – Pine Tree Auction Company 10/1975:511 – Frederick Taylor Collection – Bowers & Merena 3/1987:2557 (as Raw VG8 overall) – Ed Sarrafian, sold privately in 8/1990 – Peter Scherff Collection – Stack’s 3/2010:2421 (as Raw XF40) – Anderson-Gleckler Collection – Stack’s/Bowers 11/2016:5295 (as Raw F12) – Twin Leaf Collection (W.M. “Jack” Wadlington) – Stack’s/Bowers 3/2019:8269 (as PCGS F12 36857265).
4. NGC VG10, planchet flaw on right obverse
Called “Possible Finest Known” in the Perkins catalog
Pine Tree Auction Company 5/1976:563 – Frederick Taylor Collection – Bowers & Merena 3/1987:2556 – George C. Perkins Collection – Stack’s 1/2000:395 (as Raw Fine details) – Jon Hanson (as agent?), sold privately on 1/12/2000 – Donald G. Partrick Collection – Heritage 11/2020:44290 (as NGC VG10 2051359010).
In addition to being at the top of the census, this piece exhibits nice, original golden brown color and a much more appealing look than the others listed above.
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Coin #: 370 | Cert. #: 41815734