David Hall: There are seven known Brasher Doubloons. Six have the intials "EB" punched on the eagle's wing and one has the "EB" punched on the eagle's breast. This unique coin pedigrees to the Bushnell and Garrett collections. When it sold at the March, 1981 Garrett auction it was called "VF" and it brought $625,000. It subsequently sold in a January, 2005 Heritage auction for $2,990,000 where it was called "EF45." It has since been graded by PCGS and we think the coin is nicer than that. It's close enough to mint state for our grade to be "AU50."
Ron Guth: On December 12, 2011, an exclusive AP news story reported that Blanchard and Co. of New Orleans brokered the sale of the unique "EB on Breast" Brasher Doubloon for $7.4 million, making it one of the most valuable of all United States Coins. The seller was anonymous; the buyer was an unnamed Wall Street Investment firm.
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