F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 3/1945:147 - Numismatic Gallery, sold privately in 7/1947 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1298, $132,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2375, $517,400 - Heritage 4/2013:4216, $411,250 - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98392, $270,250
The 1839 No Drapery Quarter Dollar is one of the greatest Proof rarities of the entire United States series. It is believed to be unique, and it is known by only the Boyd-Pittman-Kaufman-Gardner coin in NGC PR65 (see complete pedigree above). According to Akers, Pittman considered this singular coin one of the highlights of his collection.
At its peak in the sale of the Kaufmann collection, this coin sold for over half a million dollars. Subsequent sales have seen a downward trend and in the 2014 sale of the Gardner collection, this coin realized just over $270,000, barely more than half its peak price.
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