1847 $1 PR (PCGS# 6988)

Baltimore ANA08 PN

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1847 $1 PR65 NGC. Ex: P. Kaufman. The 1847 dollar is extremely rare in proof format. The Phil Kaufman specimen, from the Floyd T. Starr Collection, is tied for the finest certified. Exact mintage figures for the 1847 proof dollar are unknown, but are generally estimated to be between 20 and 30 pieces. David Akers (1998) suggests 10 to 12 examples are known, while David Bowers, in A Buyer's Guide to Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, estimates the number of survivors to be in the seven to 14 range. Weimar White, in his Liberty Seated Dollar reference, estimates that fewer than 10 specimens are extant, and Walter Breen, in his Proof Encyclopedia, lists nine examples. NGC and PCGS, on the other hand, have graded a total of 22 coins, an unknown number of which are probably resubmissions. We have recorded at least 30 1847 proof dollar appearances in auctions conducted over the last several decades. From these, along with information provided in the listings of previous catalogers, the following roster of 1847 proof dollars is derived: 1. PR65 NGC. The Kaufman coin. Barney Bluestone (9/1940), lot 623; Floyd T. Starr Collection (Stack's, 10/1992), lot 589; Superior (7/1993), lot 555; Heritage (6/1995), lot 5670. 2. PR65. Floyd T. Starr Collection (Stack's, 10/1992), lot 588. 3. PR65 NGC. The Boys Town Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1998), lot 1445; Morris Silverman Collection (Heritage, 4/2002), lot 4075 4. PR64 NGC. Frederic Geiss Sale (B. Max Mehl, 2/1947), lot 342; John J. Pittman Collection, Part II (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1677; Richmond Collection, part II (David Lawrence Rare Coins, 11/2004), lot 1512.; Heritage (11/2005), lot 2235. 5. PR64 PCGS. Bowers and Merena (1/1994), lot 1284. 6. PR64 PCGS. 1995 ANA (Heritage, 8/1995), lot 6552; Heritage (10/1995), lot 6060. 7. PR63 ANACS. Heritage (2/2006), lot 1676. 8. Proof. Smithsonian Institution. Additional Appearances: A. PR64 PCGS. Heritage (1/2000), lot 6988. B. PR64 PCGS. Ira and Larry Goldberg
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