1839 50C Drapery (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PR63 estimated grade<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.ha.com" target="_blank">Heritage Numismatic Auctions</a>

PR63 estimated grade
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PCGS #:
6383
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 23 1 / 55
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 23 1 / 55
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 23 1 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-10.0
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 23
60 or Better 1 / 23
65 or Better 1 / 23
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 55
60 or Better 1 / 55
65 or Better 1 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR63 estimated grade

Possibly from the Virgil Brand Collection - Gustav Lichtenfels Collection - Kreisberg-Schulman 2/1961:2799 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1517, $132,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2377, $184,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5654, $141,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98525, $99,875

#1 PR63 estimated grade

Possibly from the Virgil Brand Collection - Gustav Lichtenfels Collection - Kreisberg-Schulman 2/1961:2799 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1517, $132,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2377, $184,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5654, $141,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98525, $99,875

Ron Guth:

The Proof 1839 Half Dollar with Drapery is incredibly rare and most likely unique. The only known examples is the Pittman-Kaufman-Gardner NGC PR64 that sold in late 2014 for $99,875 (a significant reduction from its previous high of $184,000 in 2008). A second example from the Norweb has been debunked as a Prooflike Mint State.