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Among the Finest Known
NGC PF 64 Cameo

Triton XVI, Lot: 1583. Estimate $40000.
Sold for $110000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

COMMONWEALTH. Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector, 1653-1658. Proof Pattern AV Broad (29mm, 9.09 g, 6h). Blondeau’s (London) mint. Dated 1656. OLIVARD · G · RP · ANG · SCO · ET · HIB &c PRO ·, laureate head left / · PAX · QVÆRITVR · BELLO · 1656, crowned coat-of-arms. Lessen A2; Schneider 367; North 2744; SCBC 3225. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 64 Cameo. Frosted devices, with lustrous proof fields, light scattered marks. Extremely rare this nice and likely the finest known, having fewer hairlines than the Terner/Millennia specimen, which realized $60,000.


Ex Spink 76 (24 May 1990), lot 25.