From the three-piece 1839 gold proof set purchased by Marc Emory in 1982 on behalf of New England Rare Coin Galleries - Bowers & Merena 5/1993 - Heritage 8/2012:5393, $282,000
David Hall: There are three known proofs for the 1839 $10 Liberty. One is a lower grade (PCGS PR61) example. And there are two gem examples. The Smithsonian has a gemmy Deep Cameo specimen. But the finest example is probably the Eliasberg coin. It has sold at auction three times since 1982. In the 1982 Eliasberg sale it brought $121,000. Seventeen years later, in the September, 1999 Goldberg auction, it brought $690,000. And then it sold in the January, 2007 Heritage sale for $1,610,000.
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