1838 $10 PR63

PCGS#: 8770

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Parmelee; Woodin; Newcomer; Green; Bell; Farouk (1954) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $550000

Expert Comments

David Hall: It is not known how many 1838 proof $10 Liberties were struck but it is known that only three survive today. All three coins are choice to gem quality. The Parmelee-Woodin-Newcomer-Green-Farouk-Pittman specimen sold in the May, 1998 Pittman auction for $550,000.


David Akers (1975/88): There are four known proofs, one in the Smithsonian Institution (scratches above the eagle on the reverse), the second in the Eliasberg Collection, a third in the John J. Pittman Collection (Ex-Farouk, Col. Green), and a fourth in a New York Collection (Ex-Cardinal Spellman).


Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 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 1 / 2 TIE 8 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 2 TIE 8 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 2 18 / 65 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
1 PR65 PCGS grade