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Colorfully Toned Choice Proof Bank of Montreal Penny

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Colorfully Toned Choice Proof Bank of Montreal Penny

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From John J. Ford Jr.'s collection of Canadian colonial tokens, where I described it as "1842 Bank of Montreal Front View Penny Token. Copper. 34 mm. Breton-526. Choice Proof. Beautiful and lively reflective fields are mostly medium brown with an elegant blend of pastel tones mixed with surviving mint color. Some light specks, spot present under beaver on reverse, really a choice example in all respects." Though the multi-generational Ford assemblage included four Proof specimens of this design type, three of which were pedigreed to the Virgil Brand collection, Proof examples are very rare today. Of Ford's four, one was bronzed (thus something of a horse of a different color) and one showed some significant spotting, leaving this example and one that went into a well-regarded private cabinet. The only Proof example of this type ever sold by Heritage brought more than $2000 almost a decade ago. With the Ford sale in the rear view mirror, another opportunity to acquire one may be far in the future.

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade PR64
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 28715500

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From John J. Ford Jr.'s collection of Canadian colonial tokens, where I described it as "1842 Bank of Montreal Front View Penny Token. Copper. 34 mm. Breton-526. Choice Proof. Beautiful and lively reflective fields are mostly medium brown with an elegant blend of pastel tones mixed with surviving mint color. Some light specks, spot present under beaver on reverse, really a choice example in all respects." Though the multi-generational Ford assemblage included four Proof specimens of this design type, three of which were pedigreed to the Virgil Brand collection, Proof examples are very rare today. Of Ford's four, one was bronzed (thus something of a horse of a different color) and one showed some significant spotting, leaving this example and one that went into a well-regarded private cabinet. The only Proof example of this type ever sold by Heritage brought more than $2000 almost a decade ago. With the Ford sale in the rear view mirror, another opportunity to acquire one may be far in the future.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade PR64
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 28715500

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