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1726-Q [Perpignan Mint] John Law Sol, possibly a 1726/5 Overdate.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:350.00 CAD Estimated At:900.00 - 1,000.00 CAD
1726-Q [Perpignan Mint] John Law Sol, possibly a 1726/5 Overdate.
SOLD
450.00CAD+ (90.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 19:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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1726-Q [Perpignan Mint] John Law Sol, possibly a 1726/5 Overdate. Extremely Fine or so, an amazing grade level for a late-date Perpignan issue, especially so for a rare date, and the nicest example of the date we have ever seen. The first two letters are weak on the obverse, this due to a huge cud on the reverse directly opposite, which caused the metal to flow there into the letters; the cud also covers a few letters on the reverse. In Rock’s paper in The C4 Newsletter this exact specimen is illustrated and called a possible overdate, though unverified – along with the cud there are die breaks on the reverse, one through the base of the first three digits of the date, so what appears to be the tail of a 5 under the 6 may actually be another diebreak. In some respects it doesn’t much matter; even if it is a regular 1726 date the quality of the piece makes it just as desirable as it would be with an overdate! Surprisingly sharp design detail given the late state of the reverse, with most of the King’s hair sharp. Light russet brown, the surfaces mostly hard, a few hairline scratches on the obverse but choice to the eye. This variety has the hat mark to the left of the date, but curiously has no mint director’s mark on the obverse (usually these come with a scallop shell mark at the end of the obverse legend or below the bust). A superb example that will never need to be upgraded – and quite rare as well, Smith’s article noted just 3 examples of this date/mintmark/type out of the 262 Sols he examined, and the specimen he illustrates is markedly inferior – and a different die variety, so the overdate question still needs to be answered.