1842 $5, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1907

PCGS PR63+CAM

PCGS PR63+CAM

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PR63CAM estimated grade<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.ha.com" target="_blank">Heritage Numismatic Auctions</a>

PR63CAM estimated grade
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PCGS #:
88432
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
3
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR63CAM estimated grade

Thomas Cleneay - William H. Woodin, displayed at the 1914 ANS exhibit, listed on page 30 - Colonel E.H.R. Green - King Farouk - Sotheby's 2/1954:249 - John Jay Pittman - Akers 10/1997:955 - Harry Bass - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:371 - Heritage 1/2009:4078, $172,500

2 Smithsonian Institution
#1 PR63CAM estimated grade

Thomas Cleneay - William H. Woodin, displayed at the 1914 ANS exhibit, listed on page 30 - Colonel E.H.R. Green - King Farouk - Sotheby's 2/1954:249 - John Jay Pittman - Akers 10/1997:955 - Harry Bass - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:371 - Heritage 1/2009:4078, $172,500

#2 Smithsonian Institution
Ron Guth:

Only two 1842 Half Eagles are known to exist in Proof: one in the Smithsonian; and another with a long, impressive pedigree that includes famous collector names such as William Woodin, Col. E.H.R. Green, King Farouk, John Jay Pittman, and Harry Bass. The latter coin, the only collectible one of the two, last appeared on the market in 2009, when it sold for $172,500.