Estimated grade. Ex. Numismatic Gallery Sale (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $60500
Proof 1828 Quarter Dollars are extremely rare. We know of six different Proofs of the Browning 4 variety, including one example in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. Steve Tompkins described a single Proof Browning 1 and Rea et al list a Proof-60 example of the Browning 2 variety (though it is questionable if that coin would stand up to today's standards and requirements for a true Proof). Thus, the maximum number of Proof 1828 Quarters stands at eight examples, though the true number of Proofs is more likely seven.
Virtually all of the Proof 1828 Quarters are PR64 or better. John Jay Pittman's "Very Choice Proof" (now in an NGC PR66 holder) appears to be the finest. Curiously, a couple of the coins have similar color and toning patterns, indicating that they may have been stored together for some time.
Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Stamp & Coin 6/1890:981 - Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1890:1340 - Dr. Christian Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:842 - T. James Clarke Collection - New Netherlands 1956:1514 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Stack's 2/1965:1630 - RARCOA “Auction ‘82” ?/1982:713 - R.W.M., Sr. - Heritage 8/1996:7065 - Long Beach Connoisseur Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:132, $28,750 - Stack's 3/2011:1572 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30358, $82,250 - Heritage 1/2015:4085, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10075, $99,875
Heritage 4/2016:4614, $64,625
John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1284, $60,500 - Grand Traverse Heritage - Bowers & Merena 2/2007:284, $70,725
Thomas S. Chalkley Collection - Superior 10/1990:2564, $41,800 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:307, $63,250