courtesy of David
Akers Numismatics, Inc.
Known Proof examples:
1. "Gem 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 343, sold for $135.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc.
"The John Jay Pittman Collection", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 832i,
illustrated, "...The date is level and centered between the bust and
the denticles. There are raised die scratches from die polishing
that are evident in the reverse field, particularly noticeable at IC of
AMERICA, and running from a denticle under the F in FIVE to the lowermost
leaf on the left side...small lint mark in the field by the eagle's right
claws and the lowest arrowhead...", 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. Proof. Fernand
David - Will W. Neil, Lot 2292 - Amon Carter, Lot 630. Part of a
complete, original, cased set.
3. Proof. Colonel
E.H.R. Green - Farouk, Lot 250
4. PCGS Proof-65.
Auction '84. This may be the Green-Farouk coin listed
PCGS MS-64. Ex - Bowers & Merena
Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March
15-17, 2001, Lot 133, not sold
PCGS MS-63. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer
2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8956,
plated, sold for $6,900.00 From the Clyde Godfrey Collection
MS-62. Ex - Bowers and Merena
Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale",
November 20-21, 2000, Lot 375, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00 From the Bowers and Merena sale of
Norweb Collection, Part I, October 1987, Lot 809
MS-62. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 376,
"Repunched 18", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00 From Stack's sale of the July 1986, Lot
NGC MS-62. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s,
"Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001,
Lot 8955, plated, sold for $2,300.00
NGC MS-61. Ex
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
703, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00
NGC MS-61. Ex - Bowers and Merena
Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot
2331, "Breen-6544, Small Thin Stars" Not Sold
NGC AU-55. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7231, not illustrated, sold for $379.50
ANACS Net EF-45, AU Details, Cleaned. Ex - Heritage Numismatic
Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May
31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8954, not plated, sold for $184.00
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service