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SERIES: Capped Bust $5 1820-1833
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1829 $5 Large Size (Proof)

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PCGS PR64
PCGS #:
8149
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$1,380,000 • PCGS PR64 • 1-3-2012 • Heritage
 
64
1,825,000
1
64
67
2,000,000
67
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade  

Proof obverse, Mint State reverse (a so-called "One-sided Proof").  Harry Bass Collection

2 PR64 PCGS grade Joseph J. Mickley - W. Elliot Woodward - William Sumner Appleton - W. Elliot Woodward, privately 1/1883) - T. Harrison Garrett - Robert Garrett - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:471 - Stack's 10/1988:82 - Bowers & Merena 8/1989:548 - Michael I. Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:120 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade  

Proof obverse, Mint State reverse (a so-called "One-sided Proof").  Harry Bass Collection

2 PR64 PCGS grade Joseph J. Mickley - W. Elliot Woodward - William Sumner Appleton - W. Elliot Woodward, privately 1/1883) - T. Harrison Garrett - Robert Garrett - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:471 - Stack's 10/1988:82 - Bowers & Merena 8/1989:548 - Michael I. Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:120 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012

David Hall: There is a unique one-sided proof in the Harry Bass collection.

 


P. Scott Rubin: The Proof 1829 Large Date Half Eagle is the first coin of this denomination to sell for over one million dollars at auction. The coin is the only full proof coin of the issue, one coin is known with a proof obverse and a circulation reverse. PCGS has graded this unique coin Proof-64. The coin sold for $1,380,000 at the January, 2012 FUN Sale by Heritage Auctions. The series of Half Eagles 1813 to 1829 struck on large planchets contains some of the most desired coins in the hobby. Such rarities as the 1815, 1819, 1822, 1825 over 4, 1828 over 7, 1828 and the 1829 Large Date are in this group. While the 1822 is the most famous and rarest of this group with only one known outside the Smithsonian it was the Proof 1829 Large Date specimen which will always be remembered as the coin that broke the million dollar mark. In the nineteenth century this coin’s pedigree included Joseph J. Mickley, W. Elliot Woodward, William Sumner Appleton and the Garrett Family of Baltimore.
David Akers: This is the Garrett coin. I purchased it from the person who bought it from the Garrett sale and sold it to Les Fox in 1987. He put it in his Amazing Gold Rarities sale that I cataloged for Stack's in 1988. The Elisaberg coin and the Bass coin (ex1976 ANA sale) are the two best business strikes and there is also the Virgil Brand one sided-proof now in the Bass reference collection. The Elisberg coin is definitely the finest overall quality.