1840 25C Drapery PR63

CERTIFICATION#: -32220
PCGS#: 5529

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Allenburger; Mehl Sale (1948) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $30800

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Only three examples are known of the Proof 1840 No Drapery Quarter.  The Pittman coin and the Eliasberg-Kaufman coin are probably about equal in terms of condition (the former is in an NGC PR65 holder; the latter is in a PCGS PR64+ holder).  The third example is a raw Proof in the Smithsonian Institution's collection.  This will be a tough coin for any collector to obtain, because the last appearance of the Pittman coin was in 2004 and the Eliasberg/Kaufman example sold in 2013 (and may finally be in strong hands).

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5 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 3 R-9.8 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 22 1 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64+ PCGS grade

Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1422 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 8/2007:1781, $149,500 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 8/2013:5586, $99,889.10

1 PR64 estimated grade  

Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:984 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1300 - Superior 1/2004:284

2 PR63 estimated grade  

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution