1841 50C PR64 PCGS – Early Proof
Major early Proof half dollar now available. Estimated 8 known with only 6 in private hands the other two examples in museums one being The Smithsonian. This examples is the best at PCGS!
Attribution, history and pedigree:
Ex. Dr. H.R. Wilson; New Netherlands’ 1952 ANA auction, August 1952, lot 310; Elliot Landau Collection, New Netherlands, December 1958, lot 575; Dr. James Sloss, Bowers & Merena, January 1999, lot 1137; intermediaries; Eugene Gardner Collection, via private treaty from Pinnacle Rarities, April 2008; Gene Gardner Collection, Part IV, Heritage, October 2015, lot 98712; 2017 FUN Auction, Heritage, January 2017, lot 5670; Heritage, February 2019, lot 3616; our consignor. In the Heritage sale of the Gardner Collection, the catalogers accounted for 8 examples, including two permanently impounded in institutional collections and off the market, leaving just six available for collectors.