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(1659) Maryland. Lord Baltimore Coinage. Large Bust. Silver Fourpence. MS62 PCGS.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins - Colonials Start Price:27,000.00 USD Estimated At:80,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD
(1659) Maryland. Lord Baltimore Coinage. Large Bust. Silver Fourpence. MS62 PCGS.
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(1659) Maryland. Lord Baltimore Coinage. Large Bust. Silver Fourpence. MS62 PCGS.
An incredible coin that was struck slightly about 15% off-center, then struck once more, centered correctly. For that reason it is easily recognizable as being the piece displayed by Wayte Raymond at the 1914 ANS Exposition, and later used as the plate coin for the Raymond Standard Catalogue from the first edition in 1934 to the final eighteenth edition in 1957. However that alone is not its only claim to fame. The overall condition of this piece places it close to the finest known. Missing in even some of the most advanced collections, the fourpence is a well known rarity seldom seen on the market.

A late die-state specimen of this variety with large cud on the reverse was graded MS64 in the Donald Partrick auction, January 8, 2015, and sold for $105,750. The present piece is considered to be the second finest known, with luster and surfaces that rival the Partrick coin. The third finest has been graded AU55.

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