Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles
1 of date below tip of bust
(illustrated above) - Scarce
Date centered below bust - Rare
PCGS MS-62. Heritage
01/2004: 9018, $12,650.00
NGC MS-60. Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June
5-7, 2000, Lot 2195, sold for $7,360.00 "to the book"
PCGS AU-58 (illustrated above). Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California
Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 897, sold for $4,830.00
NGC AU-58. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles'
"The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001,
Lot 1372, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00
PCGS AU-55. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot
398, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00 Purchased from Paramount, February 15, 1968
NGC AU-55. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The
Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 512, illustrated, sold for
AU-50. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass,
Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 399,
illustrated, sold for $1,380.00 From
Lester Merkin's sale of March 1969, Lot 232
AU-50. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 220, illustrated,
sold for $1,840.00
Net AU-50, sharpness of AU-58. Ex - Bowers & Merena
Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March
15-17, 2001, Lot 135 sold for $1,265.00
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.
The entire mintage of this
date resulted from two obverse and two reverse dies received by the
Dahlonega Mint in December 1844.
According to an informal
survey of auction catalogs conducted by Paul Harris and Carl Lester, the
variety with the date centered under the bust appears to be ten times rarer
than the variety with the 1 of the date below the tip of Liberty's bust.
Sources and/or recommended
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2003" by
Professional Coin Grading Service
variety" by Paul Harris (Collectors' Clearinghouse column), COIN WORLD,
January 14, 2002