1839 25C No Drapery PR64

CERTIFICATION#: -32219
PCGS#: 5528

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Boyd; Numismatic Gallery Sale (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $132000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1839 No Drapery Quarter Dollar is one of the greatest Proof rarities of the entire United States series.  It is believed to be unique, and it is known by only the Boyd-Pittman-Kaufman-Gardner coin in NGC PR65 (see complete pedigree above).  According to Akers, Pittman considered this singular coin one of the highlights of his collection.

At its peak in the sale of the Kaufmann collection, this coin sold for over half a million dollars.  Subsequent sales have seen a downward trend and in the 2014 sale of the Gardner collection, this coin realized just over $270,000, barely more than half its peak price. 

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 2 1 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 estimated grade  

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 3/1945:147 - Numismatic Gallery, sold privately in 7/1947 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1298, $132,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2375, $517,400 - Heritage 4/2013:4216, $411,250 - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98392, $270,250