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Lot 15027

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(circa-1863) Confederatio Mule, J.A. Bolen Facsimile, Silver, MS64 NGC. Kenney-9, JAB-M-1, W-14480, R.8. Bolen's Large Stars and Small Stars Confederatio reverses, originally used to strike JAB-7 and JAB-8, are muled together for Musante JAB-M-1. Neil Musante describes 15 different mules that he designates as "M" varieties, JAB-M-1 though JAB-M-15. He writes: "The fifteen items that follow are all extremely rare. Several may in fact be unique." This lustrous near-Gem displays moderate die rust and die flaws that indicate a striking later than 1863 when the dies were produced. The Ford collection had a single copper example of this variety but none in silver. In fact, there is no mention of silver examples of this variety in the Musante reference. On his envelope, Eric P. Newman writes "Same as Kenney-9 but in silver." It is likely unique in that metal. The delicately gold-toned surfaces have subtle blue overtones on this lovely piece. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.HID05401242017

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