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    XF London Elephant Token
    Rare Diagonals Variety, Hodder 1-A

    (1694) TOKEN London Elephant Token, Diagonals XF40 PCGS. CAC. Breen-185, Hodder 1-A. Breen considered this variety "Very Rare" in 1988 when he released his epic Encyclopedia, and it remains so today, in relation to the more often encountered No Diagonals variety (Hodder 2-B). In fact, six examples of this variety have been graded by PCGS; and previous prices realized reflect the rarity of the Diagonals type: a PCGS XF40 piece was sold for $6,463 in January 2014; a PCGS AU50 coin was auctioned for $25,300 in June 2006; and a Mint State example graded MS62 PCGS, sold in August 2012 for $51,750.

    The obverse die also differs, the tusks are further from the rim than on the usual Hodder 2 obverse, where the tusks nearly touch the dentils. This tan-brown example has moderate wear but the central diagonals are still obvious. Smooth overall with a couple of unimportant thin upper obverse marks. Listed on page 46 of the 2016 Guide Book. Population: 2 in 40, 3 finer (8/15).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2U3C, PCGS# 61)

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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