This coin is the Discovery Specimen for this R-8 die marriage and is Unique. Well known St. Louis, Missouri dealer B. G. Johnson discovered this die marriage in the 1950s, yet never announced the discovery. It remained unknown to Numismatists until 1997! It was offered in a Spink America Sale June 1997:186; to the Cardinal Collection; to Warren Miller via the Superior Elite sale January 2002:1180. It did not meet reserve in this sale and Miller purchased it after the sale after negotiating with Superior Galleries. Nicely toned but numerous scratches on the obverse are noted. This is the Bowers Plate coin.
|PCGS Coin Number||147812|
|Denomination Type||Flowing Hair Dollar|
|Holder Variety||B-21 BB-28 2 Leaves|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Grade Add On||NONE|