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