Estimated grade. Ex. Brand; Lichtenfels; Kreisberg-Schulman Sale (1961) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $132000
The Proof 1839 Half Dollar with Drapery is incredibly rare and most likely unique. The only known examples is the Pittman-Kaufman-Gardner NGC PR64 that sold in late 2014 for $99,875 (a significant reduction from its previous high of $184,000 in 2008). A second example from the Norweb has been debunked as a Prooflike Mint State.
Possibly from the Virgil Brand Collection - Gustav Lichtenfels Collection - Kreisberg-Schulman 2/1961:2799 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1517, $132,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2377, $184,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5654, $141,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98525, $99,875
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