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Sale 25

Lot 2358

1836 Gobrecht Dollar. Designer's name on base. Circulation issue. PCGS graded Proof 63. Beautiful, olive-gray toning. This is a very lovely example of this immensely popular issue and possibly one of the finest known (depending on how it grades today). You see, this is in a second-generation, green-label PCGS holder, so it could very easily grade Proof-64 today. As a Proof-63 it's one of the top 31 examples known of the variety. However, if it grades Proof-64 today, it would be tied with six others for top honors. Thus, you can expect some serious bidding for this coin and the final price will be determined by the most optomistic bidder.

This type was designed by Christian Gobrecht and issued only from 1836 to 1839, with a hiatus in 1837. The obverse went on to become the theme for the Seated Liberty Silver Dollar, while the reverse was the inspiration for the Flying Eagle Cents of two decades later. Many of the Gobrecht Dollars were struck (and/or restruck) in Proof format for sale to collectors, but the Judd-60's are considered to be Originals (PCGS # 11225) .
Estimated Value $15,000 - 18,000.
Superior Stamp & Coin "Gainsborough II", February 17-18, 1997, Lot 1323.

Realized $26,450

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