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ANSWER: LYMAN LOW'S JULY 1903 CATALOG 1892-O MICRO HALF INFO FOUNDLast week Mark Borckardt wrote:
I am researching the Eliasberg-Friend 1892-O Micro O half dollar, that J.M. Clapp purchased from Lyman H. Low in July 1903, probably at auction. If any reader has a copy of Low's July 1903 auction catalog, I would appreciate knowing the lot number and actual text of that particular coin. The Clapp Notebook indicates a purchase price of $2.25.
Well, E-Sylum readers came through in spades on this one. Mark writes:
Four people responded to my request for information - thanks to Karl Moulton, David Hirt, Jim Neiswinter and David Fanning.
Here's Dave Fanning's response:
The 1892 micro-O half dollar that Mark Borchardt asks about is lot 969 in Low's July 15-16, 1903 auction, and did indeed sell for $2.25.
Here are images of the micro and normal "O" mintmarks from the the CoinFacts.com web site. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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