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1851 MS

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Type Coin
Title 1851 MS
Date 1851
Grade MS63
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 661851

1851 Washington Draped Bust/Melbourne Kangaroo Mule PR63 Brown NGC. Baker-3M, Vlack MEL-K, Whitman-10400. The reverse die matches Vlack's Reverse K (used to strike 1783 Washington Draped Bust tokens). It was acquired by medalist W.J. Taylor and paired with this Australian halfpenny obverse promoting Taylor as medalist to London's Great Exhibition of 1851. These mules were struck in proof format only as numismatic curiosities. Deep glossy brown surfaces reveal faint brass-gold accents. The motifs are expectedly razor-sharp. Eminently appealing. Ex: B.A. Seaby Ltd. (8/1956); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15339, realized $1140. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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