B-20 BB-102. Rare Variety and is the finest known. Note early die state III with beginning Cud at 6 o'clock on reverse below tail. This coin was bought from Harry Laibstein in a PCGS AU55 holder. We both agreed it should upgrade even to an MS62. The price was paid. The toning is totally original and the strike is the best I have seen for this variety(even has feathers on the eagles breast with a complete Motto). Dave Perkins thinks this could be the coin sold in 1945 and not photograghed in the World's Greatest Collection, F.C.C.Boyd. Although listed as an AU50 #1 in Bower's book, no one saw the coin and in the description in 1945 it was described as "barely circulated. Cabinet Friction on high spots." R4/5. R5 by Perkins. Est. Pop.60-100 coins. Top CC coin (#1 by far). Nice golden toning with incredible luster. This was upgraded to an AU58 PCGS on the first submission!
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