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    Possibly Unique Henry Clay "Pewter Rim" Variety. The "standard" Clay pewter rim comes in larger 65mm size, and is found both with mirror-back and with Frelinghuysen on reverse. The pose of Clay on the present variety is very similar to that on the familiar one, but he is looking right rather than left. Basically in very nice condition, with the rarely present original brass suspension loop at the top. The mirror on the reverse is clearly original (sometimes they have been replaced) and shows typical minor surface emulsion loss. The Clay side is in beautiful shape, save for a minor stain from moisture penetration by the rim at 5 o'clock. These "pewter rims" are among the most sought-after of the pre-1860 campaign collectibles. This appearance of a variety, to our knowledge, not seen before is a significant offering. Diameter 39mm.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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