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 PR64 PCGS grade   Earle - Melish - Kosofff sale, 1956 - John Jay Pittman - Akers 5/1998, Lot 1759 - Heritage 5/2006, Lot 1775 - David Lawrence 1/2008, Lot 9016
2 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
3 Choice Proof   Smithsonian