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Pedigree of 1841 Liberty Seated Proof Dollars

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edited August 5, 2022 3:11AM in U.S. Coin Forum

The Roster of 1841 Proof Seated Dollars is interesting in that a lot of the known provenance cannot be matched to specific coins:

The following is from Heritage in 2013. Is there any additional info to link the additional appearances to the known specimens today?


Roster of 1841 Proof Seated Dollars

  1. PR64 PCGS. Hollinbeck Coin Co. (2/1953), lot 29; John Jay Pittman Collection (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1672; Richmond Collection (David Lawrence, 11/2004), lot 1506; Rod Sweet Collection (Bowers and Merena, 7/2005), lot 1002, which realized $166,750; Eugene Herr Gardner Sr. - https://www.pcgs.com/cert/21982341
  2. PR63 NGC. Col. E.H.R. Green; Jack Roe (B. Max Mehl, 6/1945), lot 435; Jerome Kern; Golden Jubilee Sale (B. Max Mehl, 5/1950), lot 811; Amon G. Carter, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 247; Queller Collection of Silver Dollars (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 2138.
  3. PR63 NGC. George B. Hussey (J.C. Morgenthau, 3/1940), lot 123; Floyd T. Starr (Stack's, 10/1992), lot 581; Superior (7/1993), lot 553; Kenneth C. Long (Bowers and Merena, 5/1995), lot 1211; Phil Kaufman Collection of Early Seated Proof Sets, Part II (Heritage, 1/08), lot 3022, which realized $74,750.
  4. PR63 NGC. Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 2205; Dr. John L. Pellegrini (Heritage, 7/2005), lot 10257, which realized $74,750.
  5. Proof. National Numismatic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.

Additional Appearances:

  1. Haseltine Sale (John W. Haseltine, 6/1880), lot 874, realized $7.75 to George Davis; Davis-Graves Collection (Stack's, 2/1954), lot 1338. Not plated. Described as "Proof. Very small stars. Very rare. From Haseltine Collection."
  2. Waldo Newcomer; F.C.C. Boyd; World's Greatest Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 1/1945), lot 128.
  3. Virgil Brand Estate; J.H. South (Stack's, 5/1951), lot 804.
  4. David Golding (Stack's, 6/1952). Possibly the same as A.
  5. 1962 New York Metropolitan (Stack's, 1/1962), lot 1624.
  6. Impaired Proof. S.S. Forrest, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 9/1972), lot 992.
  7. Chamberlin Collection (Harmer Rooke, 8/1987), $3,520
  8. Impaired Proof. Greater New York Convention (Stack's, 9/1987), lot 1493.
  9. Bernard Shore Collection (Superior, 1/1988), lot 2235. This piece is described by Superior as "Possible Proof 60." The catalog plate (color and black and white) does not suggest a proof coin.

This is the Pittman-Akers-Gardner coin:


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