1838 $1 J-88 Res (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS PR64+

PCGS PR64+

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PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS #:
11370
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N/A
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Mintage:
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Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade

Waldo Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Col. Curtis - King Farouk of Egypt Collection - Baldenhofer Collection - Ostheimer Collection - Lester Merkin 9/1968 - Simpson Collection

1 PR64 estimated grade

412.2 grains (per the Reed Hawn catalog)

Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 10/1993:739 (as Raw Choice Brilliant Proof, but with an image of Lot 740, the J-84) - Bowers & Merena 9/1995:485, $67,100 - L.K. Rudolph Collection - Stack's 5/2003:2096, $201,250 - Dr. Julius Korein - American Numismatic Society Collection

3 Proof

Major Lenox Lohr Collection - R.L. Miles Collection - Stacks 4/1969 - Stacks 9/1978

#1 PR64 PCGS grade

Waldo Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Col. Curtis - King Farouk of Egypt Collection - Baldenhofer Collection - Ostheimer Collection - Lester Merkin 9/1968 - Simpson Collection

#1 PR64 estimated grade

412.2 grains (per the Reed Hawn catalog)

Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 10/1993:739 (as Raw Choice Brilliant Proof, but with an image of Lot 740, the J-84) - Bowers & Merena 9/1995:485, $67,100 - L.K. Rudolph Collection - Stack's 5/2003:2096, $201,250 - Dr. Julius Korein - American Numismatic Society Collection

#3 Proof

Major Lenox Lohr Collection - R.L. Miles Collection - Stacks 4/1969 - Stacks 9/1978

Ron Guth:

J-88, and its copper counterpart, J-89, are the only 1838 Gobrecht Dollars with stars on both sides. Experts are in general agreement that there are only three of these, but since the Hawn-Rudolph-Korein example is now at the American Numismatic Society, there are really only two collectible examples. PCGS reports three J-88s in PR64 and none others, but we suspect that those three coins are one and the same, thus making Mr. Simpson’s coin a unique Top Pop. A previous owner of his coin was none other than the deposed King Farouk of Egypt.