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Smythe sale hits $1 mil

R.M. Smythe
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R.M. Smythe?s March 7 sale hit the $1 million mark, with a 1795, B-1, Flowing Hair dollar realizing $218,500.

Held at Smythe?s offices in New York City, the sale featured 1,127 lots of U.S. Colonial, copper, silver and gold coins.

Bidding for the 1795 Flowing Hair dollar, graded MS-63 by Professional Coin Grading Service, opened at $65,000. With the 15 percent buyer?s fee, the final price was more than four times the estimate.

Other highlights included an 1821 cent, graded Proof-66 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., that brought in $37,375 and an 1893-S dollar, graded AU/BU by the cataloger, that fetched $20,700.

A 1652 Oak Tree sixpence, graded Extremely Fine by the cataloger, sold for $6,900, while a 1919S half dollar, graded Choice AU, brought in $2,300.
Smythe?s next sale is Sept. 26 in New York City.

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