Estimated grade. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg when he acquired the John Clapp collection in 1942. Earlier from the David Wilson collection, auctioned by S.H. Chapman in 1907. Purchased at the Bowers & Ruddy Oct '82 Eliasberg sale by Kevin Lipton for $26,400. Lot #89.
Well, the finest known 1808 Quarter Eagle, referenced below by both P. Scott Rubin and David Akers, made an appearance as the highlight of the first session of the D. Brent Pogue Collection on May 19, 2015. It sold for $2,350,000, adding the 1808 Quarter Eagle to the Million Dollar Coin Club. Unlike in 1972, 1984, and 1989, it was possible for anyone with an Internet connection and a computer monitor to view the video and hear the audio of the actual auction as it took place in 2015. The trajectory of this particular coin has been remarkable. It remains one of the most important pieces of early American numismatic history.
Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:856 - John Story Jenks Collection - Henry Chapman 12/1921:5792 - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - J. Hewitt Judd Collection - Dr. Herbert Ketterman Collection - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack's "Auction’84" 7/1984:1372, $99,000 - David Akers “Auction’89” 7/1989:1361, $231,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1128, $2,350,000
Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:84, $325,000 - Stack’s 3/2007:1441, $425,500 -Stack’s 11/2008:4176, $517,500
Freedom Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3392, $287,500 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3069, $322,000 -Heritage 4/2009:2672, unsold