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Coins Certified as of 12/9

My Coin #-32226

1850 25C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -32226
PCGS#: 5544

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; R. Green (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $143000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Proof 1850 Quarter Dollars are exceedingly rare, with only three or four examples known at present.  The finest of the bunch is an amazingly toned example in NGC PR68 from the John Jay Pittman and Phil Kaufman collections.  Another example in NGC PR65 originated in an 1850 Proof set in the Bibliothegue Nationale in Paris; that coin was traded out of the set in 1986 for French coins needed for the museum.  Some of the 1850 Proof coins from the still still remain there, including a Proof 1850 Double Eagle.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3 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 1 R-10.0 1 / 22 TIE 1 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

R. Green, sold privately in 5/1949 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1317, $143,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3035, $460,000 - Greensboro Collection, Part IV - Heritage 8/2013:5591, $258,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30406, $223,250 - Heritage 1/2015:4099, not sold

According to Akers, this piece is probably from the H.P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman Brothers 5/1906:820

2 PR64 estimated grade  

Purchased directly from the Mint by Alexandre Vattemare in 1850 - Bibliothèque Nationale Collection, Paris - Ed Hipps, sold privately in 1986 - Richmond Collection, Part III - David Lawrence Rare Coins 3/2005:1521 - Jason Carter - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98499, $61,687.50

3 PR62 PCGS grade  

Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 1/1993:445 - Bowers and Merena 8/1998:156 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98498, $18,800