Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 23

press UP arrow key to increase the zoom ratio.
press DOWN arrow key to decrease the zoom ratio.
press RIGHT arrow key to increase the zoom window size.
press LEFT arrow key to decrease the zoom window size.

Lot 3074

1838 Pattern Dollar. Silver, reeded edge. Restrike. J-84, Rarity-5. PCGS graded Proof 63. PQ. Die Alignment III (eagle flies level; Liberty's head is opposite the N of ONE). Reflective Proof fields and bright, shimmering surfaces overlaid with a lovely, gun-metal gray toning. Lightly hairlined, mostly on the reverse; hence the PR-63 grade. Of the three dates in the Gobrecht series (1836, 1838, and 1839), the 1838 is believed to be the rarest. PCGS reports 9 at this level; 4 in PR-64, and 1 in PR-65, thus making this one of the better-preserved examples.
Restrikes of the 1838 Gobrecht Dllar were made in the 1850's (one is known struck over an 1859 Silver Dollar!) to satisfy collector demand. While ethical questions can be raised about such activities, the 1838 Gobrecht Dollar would be an extreme rarity today if no Restrikes were made at all! (PCGS # 11352) Estimated Value $40,000 - 45,000

Realized $46,000

Go to lot:  

Home | Current Sale | Calendar of Events | Bidding | Consign | About Us | Contact | Archives | Log In

US Coins & Currency | World & Ancient Coins | Manuscripts & Collectibles | Bonded CA Auctioneers No. 3S9543300
11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90064 | 310. 551.2646 ph | 310.551.2626 fx | 800.978.2646 toll free

© 2011 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, All Rights Reserved