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Threepence Highlights Scotsman Coin X Auction

In the Oct. 22 edition of Numismatic News Express, we mentioned a new show that is hoping to take the numismatic community by storm, Coin X. This show is run by Roundtable Collecting in collaboration with Scotsman Auction Co. We now have a sneak peek at what offerings will be at Coin X in the Collector’s Auction taking place Nov. 8 at 6 pm.

Lot 538, a 1790 Standish Barry Baltimore threepence that is believed to be struck in commemoration of Independence Day. Its online bid at the time of writing was $90,000

One of the lots that caught my eye is Lot 538, a 1790 Standish Barry Baltimore threepence graded MS-64 by NGC. Personally, I have never seen this type of coin before and was immediately taken by it. According to Scotsman’s site, this coin is a Zodiac consignment. It was made by Standish Barry, who was a clocksmith, watchmaker, and silversmith in Baltimore who struck his own coinage. With the date of “JULY 4 90,” it is believed that this coin was struck to commemorate the date of Independence Day. Sawtooth dentils surround both sides and the coin carries a light-silvery gray patina. At the time of writing, the online bid was at $90,000. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

Shown here is Lot 539, a 1791 Large Eagle cent that is part of “The War Chest Collection.” Its online bid at the time of writing was $4,000.

Another lot that stood out to me is Lot 539, which features a 1791 Large Eagle cent graded MS-65 RB by NGC and is part of “The War Chest Collection.” According to Scotsman’s site, this coin was engraved by John Gregory Hancock and struck by Obediah Westwood. Specialists estimate that only about 2,500 pieces were struck in Birmingham, England, and then shipped to America by Thomas Ketland & Sons. This particular coin has a brown patina and both sides exhibit fragile luster. At the time of writing, it’s opening online bid was at $4,000.

These are just a couple of the offerings that will be shown at Coin X. Although the auction doesn’t take place until Nov. 8, online bidding is open now. Click here to view all lots.  All images courtesy of Scotsman Auction Co.

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