Sommer Is Shilng Small Sails (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

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PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS #:
6
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU50 PCGS estimated grade

Jacob Giles Morris Collection - Col. Robert C.H. Brock Collection - University of Pennsylvania - Philip H. Ward, Jr. - C.J. Dochkus - F.K. Saab - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30257, $258,500

2 XF40 PCGS grade

Connecticut Historical Society Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1984:2 - Paul Arthur Norris Collection - Goldbergs 9/2002:2, $33,350 - Samuel Berngard Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7153, not sold - Avant Garde Collection - Scotsman 10/2013:276

2 XF40 PCGS grade
4 VF25 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:1001, $14,663 - Heritage 7/2008:1469 (as PCGS VF25), $40,250

5 VF20 PCGS grade VF20 PCGS grade

Undisclosed English Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1468, $43,125 - Heritage 8/2010:3001, $40,250

6 F12 PCGS grade
7 VG10 PCGS grade
8 AG3 PCGS grade
#1 AU50 PCGS estimated grade

Jacob Giles Morris Collection - Col. Robert C.H. Brock Collection - University of Pennsylvania - Philip H. Ward, Jr. - C.J. Dochkus - F.K. Saab - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30257, $258,500

#2 XF40 PCGS grade

Connecticut Historical Society Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1984:2 - Paul Arthur Norris Collection - Goldbergs 9/2002:2, $33,350 - Samuel Berngard Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7153, not sold - Avant Garde Collection - Scotsman 10/2013:276

#2 XF40 PCGS grade
#4 VF25 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:1001, $14,663 - Heritage 7/2008:1469 (as PCGS VF25), $40,250

VF20 PCGS grade #5 VF20 PCGS grade

Undisclosed English Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1468, $43,125 - Heritage 8/2010:3001, $40,250

#6 F12 PCGS grade
#7 VG10 PCGS grade
#8 AG3 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Sommer Island Shillings were made circa 1616 for use in present-day Bermuda, where many of them have been found by beachcombers, metal detectorists, and treasure hunters. They are known by two different, major varieties: Small Sails and Large Sails. On the Small Sails variety, the foresail is far from the beaded border (hint: the bow of the boat is on the left side of the coin, as is the small foresail); on the Large Sails variety, the foresail is very close to the beaded border). We know of fifteen demonstrably different Small Sails Shillings, ranging from the holed Garrett example to the NGC AU55 Newman specimen. Most examples are pitted, corroded, clipped, or otherwise environmentally damaged.