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Should I post another one? Call it "Smitten, Part 2; A CBH Love Story"

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There was one more (at least) in that recent package that certainly qualified to be a headliner in the Smitten story, but alas, it was late and I was tired.

The same is true tonight ... very long day, but a good one, which closed with what I believe will be a very solid new hire (after he passes his physical). So, it appears Friday the 13th is still a lucky day for me!

Anyway, this time I'm going to stick to the eye candy, and not really the story. For those who didn't see it (probably no one, but just in case) Part 1 is here; https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1086238/smitten-yes-smitten-a-cbh-story

Also, since I was asked, although I can't fully speak for Lance, I think I can say this; No, as far as I know, he is not selling his entire collection. The whole process of selling some of his babies seems to have been a little liberating for him ... no duress, no loss of love or desire ... just a fine-tuning of focus. He's a great guy, still dedicated to Capped Bust Halves, and he still has a strong passion and fever. Reach out to him if you want to know more.

Since this particular example came previously by the way of Sheridan, I will use his description ... and since Lance is still a better photographer than I am, I will use his images.

Just for your viewing pleasure, because ... well ... I think she's kind of hot!


1827 O-143 (143.1), PCGS AU58, R4

ex-Keigwin, ex-Frederick. Also known as the "dotted beak" variety for the die dot north of eagle's beak, the O.143 is the second, and last, use of obverse WD #27 (having been used to strike O.142 marriages). The other use of this reverse is on the very rare (R6+) O.148. As all O.143's show a weak or flat clasp it is almost certainly due to lapping before the die was retired. Here is an attractive example from the Frederick Collection. It has an original, unspoiled look with handsome autumn colors and full luster, front and back.

“We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

Todd - BHNC #242


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