courtesy of David
Akers Numismatics, Inc.
Known Proof examples:
1. "Proof" (illustrated
above). Ex -
William H. Woodin, Lot 1207 - Thomas Elder's 1911 sale, Lot 966 - (1914
ANS Exhibit) - possibly to Waldo Newcomer - possibly to Colonel E.H.R.
Green - John Zug, sold in 1939 - F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery's sale
of the "World's Greatest Collection", 1946 - Jake Shapiro (aka
J.F. Bell) - Numismatic Gallery's sale of the "Memorable"
Collection, March 1948, Lot 546, sold for $190.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc.
"The John Jay Pittman Collection", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 832j,
illustrated, "...noticeable lint mark in the right obverse field
below and to the right of the lowest curl of the hair bun...", sold as part of the complete 1843 Proof set
(still in the original case)! This set may be the complete set
that appeared in the 1895 Winsor sale as Lot 1067, said to have been
presented to President Tyler. The attribution to Woodin was told to
Pittman by Zug.
2. National Numismatic
Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.
3. Proof. Fernand
David - Will W. Neil, Lot 2292 - Amon Carter, Lot 630. Part of a
complete, original, cased set.
4. Proof. Virgil Brand
- J.F. Bell, Lot 608 - Kreisberg-Schulman, March 1965 - Superior, June
1978, Lot 1961.
NGC AU-58. Ex - Bowers & Merena
Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1313,
illustrated, not sold
AU-50. Ex - Bowers and Merena
Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale",
November 20-21, 2000, Lot 598, "Triple Date", illustrated, sold
for $1,495.00 Purchased
from Jack L. Klausen, June 19, 1968
Sharpness of AU-50 with
light marks. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001,
Lot 4072, not illustrated, sold for $299.00 Probably cleaned at one point
NGC EF-45. Ex - Bowers and Merena
Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot
2434, "Breen-6861, Triple Date" at $1,092.20
ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned. Ex - Heritage Numismatic
Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May
31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9066, "Repunched date", not plated, unsold
The finest circulation strike example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service