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Coins Certified as of 6/29

My Coin #-48713

1848 $2.50 PR64

CERTIFICATION#: -48713
PCGS#: 7874

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Earle; Melish; Kosoff Sale (1956) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $99000. Pedigreed 6/2/08.

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5 Weight: 4.18 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 6 / 60 TIE 6 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 60 TIE 6 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 60 TIE 1 / 60 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade  

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

2 PR64 PCGS grade  

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

3 PR62 PCGS grade  
William H. Woodin – Elder 3/1911, Lot 973 – F.C.C. Boyd – Kosoff “World’s Greatest Collection” 1/1945, Lot 115 – Paramount “Davies-Niewohner” 2/1975, Lot 495 – Ed Trompeter – Superior 2/1991, Lot 2669 - Heritage 1/1999, Lot 195