Michael F. Higgy Collection - Numismatic Gallery 9/1943:390 - Harold S. Bareford Collection - Stack's 10/1981:323, $23,500 - Superior 1/1995:486 - Dr. Gene Sherman, sold privately on 3/6/2001 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1052
Stack's 7/2008:1458, $253,000
Colonel E.H.R Green Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1945 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:1385 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Stack's 2/1965:1620 - H. Philip Speir estate - Stack's 3/1974:2, $16,500 - Superior 8/1975:352 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:405, $184,000 - Heritage 4/2008:2274, $310,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5507, $345,000
Superior 2/1994:1242 - Craig M. Morgan, MD Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:99, $34,500 - Heritage 5/2005:6841, $92,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7303, $184,000
A.H. Baldwin & Son 3/1954, approximately $60 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1265, $30,800 - Heritage 1/1999:6584, $28,750 - Superior 8/2002:847, $43,700 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:258, $63,250 - Heritage 12/2005:572, $69,000 - Heritage 1/2012:3170, $149,500 - Heritage 8/2014:5567, $129,250
Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1513, $24,200 - Bowers & Merena 8/1995:102, not sold - Dr. Richard Ariagno Collection - Goldbergs 5/1999:287 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98340, $152,750
Stack's 10/2005:1725, $36,800
The following is reprinted with permission from “The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838” by A.W. Browning, completely updated by Walter Breen, copyright 1992 by Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc.:
Obverse: Date not equally spaced, 4 is low, about twice as far below bust as in [Browning] 2. Lower right star is nearer drapery than in [Browning] 2; upper left star points to almost the bottom of L. In LIBERTY, bottom space between B and E, is almost double that in [Browning] 2. A small mark in relief, caused by a cut or a flaw in the die, is found between the two upper stars at right, touching one point of next to upper star.
Reverse: In UNITED, D touches end of third from upper feather in eagle’s wing at left.
Dies perfect in early impressions; in later pieces obverse is cracked as follows: (a) Cracked in two places; from edge to bust through 0 in date; from right edge toward bust between second and third star from bottom; (b) A third crack on bust and in field, beginning on the drapery near hair, extending over neck to chin, and appearing in field just below lower lip. This variety is scarce in common condition and rare if sharp.
Date spaced 1 8 04, the 4 low; die cut between eighth and ninth stars.
Browning-1; Clapp-1; Duphorne-3; included in Breen-3883; Haseltine-1; Hilt 1 (obverse 3).
Date punches as on cents; obverse letter punches match some on reverse.
Die states:I. Perfect. Least scarce.II. Clash marks from wing near neck and bust.III. First crack in Browning’s state A.IV. Crack described in Browning’s state B.V. Second crack in Browning’s state A. Rare.
Numerical Condition Census (RWM, Sr. [circa 1992]): 66, 63, 62, 60, 60, 60
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