courtesy of David
Akers Numismatics, Inc.
David Akers observed that the reverse of this date was also used to
strike the Proof Half Eagles of 1844, 1845, 1846 and possibly 1847.
According to Akers, the die shows "die scratches or file marks in the
left field at the eagle's leg feathers and the three lower wing feathers
closest to the body."
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.
PCGS Proof-63 (illustrated above)
E.H.R. Green (Akers' attribution to the William Woodin collection is most
likely incorrect) - Palace Collection of Egypt sale (King Farouk of
Egypt), Lot 251 (along with 12 other coins) - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc.
"The John Jay Pittman Collection", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 985,
illustrated - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 410, illustrated, sold for
- National Numismatic
Collection at the Smithsonian Institution
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature
Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8963, plated, unsold - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Dr.
Jacob Terner Collection", May 26-27, 2003, Lot 902, illustrated,
bought back by the consignor for $40,250.00
- Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot
411, illustrated, sold for $6,325.00 From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg,
Sr. Collection, October 1982, Lot 448
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7239, not illustrated, sold for $776.25
- Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 902, sold
NGC XF-40, Extremely Fine
- Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19,
2000, Lot 1738, not plated, sold for $230.00
- Stack's "The University of Notre Dame
Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1112, not plated, sold for $161.00
"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