Lot 393 Was My Prize – Alaska-Hawaii Statehood Oxidized Copper

I’ve been anticipating this auction for weeks. This past Sunday morning I was glued to my computer screen and listening to some KPOP  http://youtu.be/7LP4foN3Xs4 waiting for the right lots to appear…

I normally don’t bid sight unseen. And to boot, no other descriptive information nor image was in the auction catalog.

http://www.numismaticauctionsllc.com/uploads/Sale_53_US_Exonumia___So-Called_Dollars_Lots_249-421.pdf

However, it was NGC graded MS64RB.

Population 8 with only 1 graded higher. A very desirable coin.

http://www.ngccoin.com/poplookup/census-detail.aspx?PrintOrder=23165&IDCoins=850869&PopSubCat=1959AK-HIHK-533

Bidding was furious for lot 393.

There was a so-called dollar specialist buying up what he could…

Final hammer price was $170 without auction fees. Images to be posted when coin is received.