Estimated grade. Ex. Atwater; Mehl (1946) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $28600
The 1847 Quarter Dollar is very rare in Proof condition. Various rosters have placed the total surviving population as high as eight different pieces in a range of grades from PR62 to PR66. The finest is most likely the lone NGC PR66, though either of the two PCGS PR65's illustrated above are in contention, as well. These are delightful coins which have suffered in obscurity for many years and now their rarity is finally being recognized.
J.C. Morgenthau 10/1939:378 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:406 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1813 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4220, $25,850
J.B. Worthington Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:203 - Heritage 9/2005:2676 - Heritage 1/2006:3156 - Goldbergs 5/2006:1755, $24,150 - Heritage 4/2009:2352 - Stack's 6/2012:2580
William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:700 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1312 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30405, $19,975
Heritage 7/2014:3715, $14,687.50