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1837 2˝ DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7695, 7713


Circulation strikes: 45,080
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: ±17.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: ±64.5 grains (±4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) above the date

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-66 Deep Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 643, illustrated, sold for $241,500.00.  "Breen-6145, Rarity-8 as a Proof," From the sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part III, May 2004, Lot 94. Earlier, from Bowers and Ruddy Galleries' sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, October 1982, Lot 104. Eliasberg acquired this coin when he bought the John H. Clapp Collection intact in 1942. Earlier still, from the Chapman brother's sale of the John G. Mills Collection, April 1904, Lot 552.  Earlier acquired from New York Coin and Stamp Company's sale of the Lorin G. Parmalee Collection, June 1890, Lot 1071.

Proof-64, edge damage
Smithsonian Institution (examined by Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett in August 2004).  This is the only other Proof example of this date.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 126, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00  Purchased from Jack Klausen, June 17, 1968

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7155, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2140 at $316.25

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service