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SERIES: Classic Head $2 1/2 1834-1839
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1836 $2.50, CA (Proof)

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PCGS PR64CA
PCGS #:
388943
Diameter:
17.50 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$253,000 • NGC PR66 • 1-1-2007 • Heritage
 
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65+CAM PCGS estimated grade  

Anonymous Philadelphia family (as part of a complete 1836 proof set, owned since the date of issue) - Brian Hendelson - sold to a private collector for a reported $1,000,000 - Bowers & Merena 7/2000:580 - Tacasyl Collection - Bonham’s 9/2013:1002, $409,500

2 PR65CAM PCGS grade  
2 PR65CAM estimated grade  

Stack's 10/2003:2072, $207,000 - Dr. Robert J. Loewinger Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3104, $253,000

4 PR64CAM PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 1/1946:103 - Numismatic Gallery 3/1948:97 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1720, $110,000 - Lucien M. LaRiviere Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/2001:171 - Heritage 4/2012:5214, $195,500

4 PR64CAM estimated grade  

Lorin Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/1890:1055 - John Mills Collection - Henry & S.H. Chapman 4/1904:530 - William Woodin Collection - Thomas Elder 3/1911:956 - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:103 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/2000:92 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:1007, $247,250

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65+CAM PCGS estimated grade  

Anonymous Philadelphia family (as part of a complete 1836 proof set, owned since the date of issue) - Brian Hendelson - sold to a private collector for a reported $1,000,000 - Bowers & Merena 7/2000:580 - Tacasyl Collection - Bonham’s 9/2013:1002, $409,500

2 PR65CAM PCGS grade  
2 PR65CAM estimated grade  

Stack's 10/2003:2072, $207,000 - Dr. Robert J. Loewinger Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3104, $253,000

4 PR64CAM PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 1/1946:103 - Numismatic Gallery 3/1948:97 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1720, $110,000 - Lucien M. LaRiviere Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/2001:171 - Heritage 4/2012:5214, $195,500

4 PR64CAM estimated grade  

Lorin Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/1890:1055 - John Mills Collection - Henry & S.H. Chapman 4/1904:530 - William Woodin Collection - Thomas Elder 3/1911:956 - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:103 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/2000:92 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:1007, $247,250

6 PR63CAM estimated grade