PCGS grade. Ex. Earle; Melish; Kosoff Sale (1956) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $99000. Pedigreed 6/2/08.
David Akers (1975/88): Three proofs are known, including one in the Smithsonian Institution, one owned by John J. Pittman, and the Davies/Niewoehner specimen. The date on the proofs is lower in the field than it is on the regular issues, and there is also a prominent die chip on the neck. On the reverse, the lowest arrowhead is detached from the CA in AMERICA while on the regular issue it barely touches. The right leg of the eagle is weakly struck on the proofs as it is on the proofs of other years in the 1840's.
National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution
George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912::2541 - Thomas Melish Collection - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:1181 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1759, $99,000 - Heritage 5/2006:1775 - David Lawrence 1/2008:9016