Rothchild Counterfeit Houston Money Show Auction January 20, 2024



LOT 58 1801 NC-3 R6+ NGC Fine Details, Tooled. Sharpness F12 or slightly better but covered with fine roughness that’s partially hidden under a rather glossy dark olive brown and steel patina. No marks or verdigris, and there is no evidence of having been “Tooled” as claimed on the NGC label. The date and legends are complete and strong and the error fraction feature is obvious. Called net VG7 and tied for CC#4 in the Breen/Bland census behind three marginally finer examples (and a side-by-side comparison could easily move this one up the list). Noyes says net G6 and has this one tied for CC#3, his photo #22237. Our grade is net VG7. Clearly superior to the Breen plate coin for the variety, and that example is called net VG7 in the Breen/Bland census. Regardless of the grade opinion preferred this is a condition census example of a very rare die variety, and it comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Mervis Collection provenance are noted on the NGC label. 2038619-015 Ex Willard C. Blaisdell-Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy I. Paschal-William R. T. Smith 4/1978-John D. Wright 1/17/2006-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley, Goldbergs 2/10/2008:1262-Adam Mervis, Heritage Auctions 1/10/2014:2752 (includes the Heritage lot ticket) (An alternate provenance provided by Del Bland says Walter Breen-Dorothy Paschal-William R. T. Smith, etc.)

LOT 59 1802 S-227 R2 NGC graded F15. Slightly glossy medium steel brown blending to chocolate in protected areas. No defects, just normal wear and trivial contact marks. MDS, Breen state II, with die clashmarks at the throat. Our grade is VG10. The attribution and Eric P. Newman Collection provenance are noted on the special NGC label. 2046418-009

Ex Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), Heritage Auctions 1/14/2014:7039 (includes the Newman collection envelope and Heritage lot ticket)

LOT 60 Trio of Cents, 1802 & 1803, all with Cud Breaks. Includes 1802 S-235 R3 Rare LDS (Breen state VII) with a cud at RTY and a strong crack and swelling over the bust G5 net G4 for fine roughness, 1803 S-245 R3 LDS with a cud at RICA VG8 net G4 for roughness, and 1803 S-249 R2 Corrected Denominator 100 over 000 Rare LDS (Breen state VI) with a large cud break at the bust tip Fair-2. All have a readable date. Lot of 3 coins.

Tuesday, June 14 th , 2022 1PM CST


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