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Coins Certified as of 5/27

My Coin #-48823

1843 $1 PR63

CERTIFICATION#: -48823
PCGS#: 6984

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Part of Set

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Like the 1842 and 1844 Proof Dollars, the 1843 is extremely rare.  We estimate that perhaps a dozen were struck, but only six have been positively identified as separate examples.  Most are brilliant Proofs, though one example has been certified as a Cameo Proof (PCGS PR63CAM).  It is doubtful if even a single Deep Cameo was struck, as none are known today.  The finest example is a single NGC PR64, which also happens to hold the highest auction price realized for the date.  All in all, the 1843 Dollar appears to be one of the best values among classic American Proof coins.

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 15 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 12 R-9.5 5 / 27 TIE 5 / 38 TIE
60 or Better 11 R-9.5 6 / 27 TIE 6 / 38 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 4 / 27 TIE 4 / 38 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR63 PCGS grade  
1 PR63 PCGS grade  
1 PR63 PCGS grade  
4 PR63 estimated grade  

Judge Joseph F. Sawicki (as part of a complete 1843 cased proof set of copper and silver coins) 5/1948 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:832 - Phil Kaufman - Heritage 8/2008:1810 - Bay State Collection - Heritage 7/2009:1148 - Heritage 12/2009:923 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:2472

4 PR63 estimated grade