by | Feb 3, 2024 | History, Numismatics

The Finest 1855 Newcomb-6


A word to begin….Rarely does a collector have the opportunity to add a cornerstone to their collection such as this.  For any lover of coins this is the one that will from the moment added to your collection will remain the focal point.  It is a pleasure caring for this in our family and we look forward to passing this lovely coin to the next lucky individual!  Jon

Lustrous light bluish steel brown with 15% faded underlying mint red remaining.  The surfaces are satiny and nearly flawless.  There are two microsopic specks of darking toning under star 10 and a tiny planchet flake on the bottom of star 13, plus a small nick in the dentils under 55.  MDS, state b.  The dash at the left base of the 1 is gone and the fields are covered with fine flowlines.  Excellent eye appeal.  Finest known by a good margin


Ex Bowers & Merena Thomas H. Sebring Gunther P. Garbe Sale 3/21/1996

Ex Superior Galleries Beverly Hills Robinson S. Brown Sale 6/2/2002

Ex Hannigan’s Private Treaty 12/4/2015

1215B225  31544079

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Jon Lerner, a renowned figure in numismatics, discovered his passion for rare coins in his Scarsdale, New York upbringing. With a keen eye for quality, he founded Scarsdale Coin in 1985, quickly establishing it as a premier destination for collectors. Beyond dealing, Jon is a respected speaker and prolific writer, sharing his expertise with enthusiasts worldwide. His commitment to integrity and professionalism has earned him admiration throughout the numismatic community. Jon remains dedicated to enriching collectors' experiences and preserving the legacy of rare coins for future generations.