Stack's 8/1976:816 - Allen F. Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:184 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2374, $74,750 - Greensboro Collection, Part I - Heritage 10/2012:3938, $35,250 - Heritage 4/2013:4187, $36,718.75
Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1114, $13,750 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:103, $13,800 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1234, $17,250 - Stack's 11/2008:3336 $50,000 - Stack's 7/2009:382, $60,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98261, $28,200
Kamal Ahwash Estate - Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:3546, $10,450 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:102, $40,250
Heritage 7/2008:1613, $8,050
Only five or six different 1839 No Drapery Dimes are known in Proof. Of those, two or three sit at the PR62 level and the best is the NGC PR66 from the Lovejoy and Kaufman collections. No Cameo or Deep Cameo examples are known.
Researcher Jerry Fortin noted that two die pairs (Fortin 105 and Fortin 106) were used to strike Proofs. Purported Proofs from any other die pair should be suspect (for instance, the Fortin-109 attribution in the Heritage 5/2008 auction, lot 102 was an error). According to Fortin, the die pairs used to strike the Proofs were later used to strike coins for circulation, which is a rather rare situation for these early Proof coins. Usually, the Proof dies were reserved only for striking Proof coins.
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