Proof-68 (illustrated above). This remarkable coin sold on August 30, 1999 for the
incredible sum of $4.14 million, easily beating the
previous record by more than two times (interestingly
enough, the former record for a single United States
coin was $1.815 for the Stickney-Eliasberg 1804 Silver
The condensed pedigree for this
coin is as follows:
U.S. Mint - Sultan of Muscat - C.A.
Watters - Henry Chapman - Virgil Brand - Charles and
Ruth Green - Charles Frederick Childs - the Pogue
For a complete and expanded
pedigree of this and all of the 1804 Silver Dollars,
refer to Lot 458 of Auctions by Bowers and Merena,
Inc.'s August 1999 sale catalog for the Walter H.