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Coins Certified as of 9/4

My Coin #-38996

1823/2 25C G6

CERTIFICATION#: -38996
PCGS#: 5334

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $100

Expert Comments

Denis Loring: According to Steve Tompkins' recent reference, 31 examples of this famous rarity are known. I'd guess there are a few low-grade ones yet to be discovered. The finest seen is a gem Proof with a pedigree tracing all the way back to Levick. Two Mint States are next, followed by two AU's (one from Norweb 1538) and four XF's, including Eliasberg 1386. More than half of the known specimens grade VG or lower.

Diameter: 27.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 17,800 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
8
46,000
2
12
51,000
15
53,500
1
20
60,000
25
67,500
1
35
80,000
1
40
85,000
1
45
90,000
2
45+
91,000
50+
102,000
53
115,000
53+
116,000
55+
145,000
58
245,000
1
58+
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 33 R-8.8 1 / 15 1 / 24
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 15 TIE 1 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 15 1 / 24

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade

Stack’s “Anderson-Dupont Collection” 11/1954:1798 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1538, $28,600 - Fred Matthews Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1990:1432 - Charlton “Swampy” Myers Collection - Sheridan Downey - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1072, $246,750

This coin, when it appeared in the Norweb sale, was accompanied by a letter dated 12/27/1867 from coin dealer, Edward Cogan, to Joseph Reakirt regarding the 1823/2 Quarter census.  It is unclear whether this was the coin from the Reakirt Colklection

1 AU58 estimated grade  
1 AU58 estimated grade  

Harlan Page Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:775 - Hollinbeck-Kagin 11/1973:1140 - Summit Rare Coins - Chris Napolitano, sold privately in 7/2005 - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98346, $188,000

4 AU55 PCGS grade  
5 AU53 estimated grade