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    Menelik II silver Matte Proof Pattern Birr EE1890 (1898) PR61 NGC, Gill-4var. No Paris mint privy marks, with the engraver's name (J.C. Chaplain) incuse near the reverse edge between 3 and 4 o'clock. The edge has boldly raised lettering and the surfaces display an even Matte appearance. The strike is sharp and only a few minor marks are visible. The appearance is considerably nicer than one might expect of a PR61 example. This is the first example of the Matte, raised edge lettering pattern that we have seen and we can find no evidence of this type having been sold in previous auctions. Exceedingly rare.

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    April, 2019
    25th-29th Thursday-Monday
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