Images courtesy of David
The finest circulation strike examples graded by PCGS are 3 AU-55's.
PCGS has graded only two Proof 1846 Eagles, a PR-63 and a PR-64 Cameo.
- Pittman collection, part of an original, cased Proof set
PCGS Proof-64 Cameo
- Offered by Albanese Rare Coins, Inc. in the February 2005 issue of
NUMISMATIST for $300,000.00
American Numismatic Society
- Stack's 10/1995:1636, $55,000.00
William Woodin exhibited a
Proof 1846 Eagle at the American Numismatic Society in 1914, which may be
a sixth example or one of the above.
PCGS AU-55. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot
615, illustrated, sold for $7,475.00 Purchased from Ed Shapiro on April 7, 1969; tied for finest
graded by PCGS
PCGS AU-53. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s,
"Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001,
Lot 9070, plated, sold for $3,450.00
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2005" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
Complete Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins
1722-1989" by Walter Breen
Email correspondence from
Dean Albanese, February 10, 2005