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1838 2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7696


Circulation strikes: 47,030
Proofs: Do they exist?

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) above the date

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-66 (#6541798).  Offered by Hanks & Associates, Inc. for $45,000 in the September 20, 1999 issue of Coin World

The only Proof example of this date is in the Harry Bass core collection (now on display at A.N.A. headquarters).  Bass purchased the coin from the Goliad Corporation in 1993.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 127, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of June 1970, Lot 656

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2142, sold for $575.00

EF-40.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 755, sold for $373.75

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

No Proof examples have been graded by PCGS.

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