Catherine Bullowa’s Personal Collection - Coinhunter 12/2005:397, $253,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1123, $381,875
Baldwin’s 1/2008:921 - Eric Streiner, sold privately - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1124, $129,250
The 1805 Quarter Eagle has turned out to be just a trifle more scarce than David Akers anticipated. The PCGS Population Report shows the 1805 as the fourth most common datre of the type, after 1802, 1804, and 1807. If all the major varieties are added together, then the 1798 becomes more common than the 1805. In Mint State, the 1805 is one of the rarest DATES in the series and it is also one of the most difficult to find in high grade.
Fortunately for die variety collectors, there is only one variety for the year.
The finest 1805 Quarter Eagle known today is the PCGS MS64+ from the D. Brent Pogue Collection (see the PCGS Coinfacts Condition Census listed above).
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