1936 Cleveland Centennial/Great Lakes Exposition, Mint State (Uncertified), housed in Original Wynette Leatherette Single Holder with Notarization as 127th Example Struck with Accompanying Letter and Mailing Envelope. The obverse of the coin is lustrous and essentially brilliant apart from subtle toning at the peripheries, while the reverse is deeply mottled golden brown, blue and rose from long-term storage in the original holder. The holder itself is quite clean and nice with just a slight tear at the right edge where the slide is inserted being the only fault. The notarized certificate affixed to the back is quite sharp and identifies this as the 127th example struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It is signed by Thomas Melish as Treasurer for the Cleveland Centennial commemorative Coin Association and the notary whose embossed seal appears at the left. In addition, an original presentation letter to numismatist James Brodhead is included along with a smaller envelope simply stamped "127". Finally, the original mailing envelope from Thomas Melish to James Brodhead in which this entire group was mailed on August 5, 1936 is included.<p><p><p><p>A scarce and very desirable Cleveland Commemorative. The first 200 coins from the dies were specifically caught in gloved hands to ensure optimal preservation and noted as to their number in sequence. Very rarely do these come on the market with all of the related material as here, making this lot an especially desirable one for the astute collector.<p>(Total: 5 pieces: 1 coin; 1 holder; 1 letter, 1 small envelope and 1 mailing envelope)<p> PCGS# 9288.