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Scotsman calls Midwest sale

A Gobrecht dollar dated 1836 with the name of the designer on the base of a seated Liberty will be featured by Scotsman in its Midwest Winter Sale Feb. 12.

More than 900 lots will be offered in public bidding at the St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel.

It is an original Gobrecht dollar, Judd-60, and is graded Proof-30 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.

The coin has “C.Gobrecht.F” on the base. The “C” stands for Christian and “F” is an abbreviation for the Latin Fecit, which means Christian Gobrecht made it.

Obverse and reverse are in coin alignment. The cataloger suspects the coin was a pocket piece because the wear is even and “both sides are noticeably free from the sizeable abrasions one often expects of crown-sized coins that circulated.”

Catalog estimate is $7,000 to $7,750.

Another highlight lot is a 1925-S Buffalo nickel. It is graded MS-65 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. The cataloger estimates it will sell for $16,500 to $17,500.

In all, there are 41 lots of Buffalo nickels in the sale, including six three-legged 1937-D coins in various grades.

The sale also contains over 30 ancient world lots to open the sale, including a 1965 $25 gold piece from Liberia honoring the 70th birthday of President William Tubman that the cataloger calls prooflike.

Visit the firm’s Web site at scoins.com, or telephone (800) 642-4305.

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2010 U.S. Coin Digest, The Complete Guide to Current Market Values, 8th ed.

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Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money, 1928 to Date

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, 2nd Edition



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