1824 50C Over Various Dates MS65 NGC....
In 1929, M.L. Beistle summed up the matter when he wrote "Figure 4 is re-cut over a number of other figures, and it is impossible to tell how many other figures have been cut over, as they are a jumbled mass of recuttings."
This piece from the Eliasberg Collection is clearly in the Condition Census for the variety. It has frosty luster with silver-gray surfaces and hints of iridescent toning. The surfaces and strike are all excellent, providing for a high degree of aesthetic appeal.
Ex Richard B. Winsor (S.H. and H. Chapman, 12/1895), lot 598; J.M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1800.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FK, PCGS# 6138)
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