1846 $1 PR64

CERTIFICATION#: -48817
PCGS#: 6987

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Boyd; Menjou; Numismatic Gallery Sale (1950) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $33000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The following Census is from the Heritage May 2008 sale:

1. PR66 NGC. Phil Kaufman Collection of Early Seated Proof Sets, Part Three (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 2387, which realized $92,000.

2. PR65 PCGS. Allen Harriman (Superior, 1974), lot 1623; Jerry Buss Sale (Superior, 1/1985), lot 1343; Jascha Heifetz Collection (Superior, 10/1989), lot 3824, which realized $46,200 - Silvermunzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:942, $149,500

3. PR64 NGC. Long Beach Bullet (Heritage, 2/2002), lot 817; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 5/2004), lot 255, which realized $34,500.

4. PR64 NGC. F.C.C. Boyd (World's Greatest) Collection (Numismatic Gallery), lot 135; Adolphe Menjou (Numismatic Gallery, 6/1950), lot 2091; John J. Pittman Collection, Part Two (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1674; Richmond Collection (David Lawrence, 11/2004), lot 1511; Jack Lee Collection, III (Heritage, 11/2005), lot 2234, which realized $32,200.

5. PR64 NGC. John Work Garrett Collection (Stack's, 3/1976), lot 262; Riverly Collection (Heritage, 8/1998), lot 8193; Morris Silverman Collection (Heritage, 4/2002), lot 4074; Rod Sweet Collection (Bowers and Merena, 7/2005), lot 1007, which realized $27,500.

6. PR64 NGC. Fairchild Family Trust Collection (Ira & Larry Goldberg, 5/2001), lot 864, which realized $23,000.

7. PR63 NGC. Amon G. Carter, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 252; Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 2143, which realized $21,850.

8. PR62 NGC. Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 7/1997), lot 244; Dr. John L. Pellegrini Collection (Heritage, 7/2005), lot 10262; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 1062, which realized $14,950.

9. PR64 NGC. E-Fair Signature (Heritage, 10/1999), lot 5320, unsold.

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 20 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 17 R-9.2 12 / 27 TIE 12 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 12 / 27 12 / 38
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 12 / 27 TIE 13 / 38 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  

Allen Harriman - Superior 1974:1623 - Superior 1/1985:1343 - Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:3824, $46,200 - Silbermunzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:942

2 PR65 estimated grade  

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2387, $92,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4333, $94,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30609, $76,375

3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade