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Br 714 “James mule”. Second recorded specimen.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Canada Start Price:250.00 CAD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 CAD
Br 714 “James mule”. Second recorded specimen.
SOLD
775.00CAD+ (155.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jul 20 @ 21:39UTC-4 : AST/EDT


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Br 714 “James mule”. Second recorded specimen. - Not listed in Charlton. VG+, rev. maybe a bit better. 7.82 grams. Medal axis. A pairing of the “Large Ampersand” obverse of Br 714, Co 13 (CH LC-2A6) and the reverse of Br 713, Co 6 (CH LC-3A4), both dies displaying coarse lettering not noted on any other 713 or 714 dies, but apparently the same as those seen on others Belleville sous, including reverses of 675-683 and 685-686. This die pairing, not detected by the keen observations of Low, Courteau, Bowman or Willey, was first published by Harry James, “Mule of Breton 713 and 714”, Numismatica Canada, June 2009, p. 85. This piece is a distinct specimen from James’ discovery piece, having slightly more wear and looks to have been unevenly struck with weakness to the top legends. No known public sales of this variety since its discovery – an inaugural opportunity to own a scarce variety, the population of which has yet to be established. Conservatively estimated -- may the market determine the price!

Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.