B-11, BB-12 2 Leaves. This is a Rare R7. PCGS EF40 (CAC). The story about this coin is an amazing set of coincidences. I found this coin in a foreign auction by taking the catalogue after Ira Goldberg had thrown it away. I took the catalogue home and when I discovered this coin in the back of the auction catalogue, I couldn't beleive my eyes. Here was the famous rare BB-12 which coincidentally I was being offered a PCGSVF35 BB-12 for $50,000 by Harry Laibstein to review at Long Beach the same day this coin was to be auctioned off in England. I woke up at 4AM and managed with the help of one of Ira's contacts to purchase it for ~5000 Lbs, a real steal!! My coin is from an Old Irish Collection. This coin is most likely the #1 Cond.Censis for this Rare variety and is not weak on the right obverse seen on most other specimens. Should grade AU50. Est. Pop.7-12!
Dr. Hesselgesser Collection - Goldbergs 9/5/2011:5002, $80,500
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