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The Finest Known Proof 1825/4/1 Capped Head Half Eagle: A Landmark Rarity

Since 1973, the location of this 1825/4/1 Capped Head half eagle Proof has been unknown to most numismatists. Previously sold in the Parmelee, Eliasberg, and King Farouk collections, this coin’s whereabouts became a mystery that the numismatic community nearly forgot. The Dannreuther guide book provided an accurate provenance for a privately owned Proof 1825/4/1 half eagle, but there was never an actual coin assigned to that pedigree. The National Numismatic Collection’s coin did not fit the description, as it was a single sided Proof. The Bass Collection’s coin was also a single sided Proof. But, after half a century, the Dannreuther guide book’s coin has resurfaced. We recently had this coin certified by PCGS, who assigned it a grade of Proof-67 Cameo. CAC also added their approval. This is a rare opportunity to own an incredibly rare coin. Don’t let the chance pass without bidding!

Coins in Motion seeks to enable collectors, bidders, and consignors to accurately appreciate how Stack’s Bowers Galleries coins look in hand. Ultra-high resolution animations depict how luster moves over the coin’s surfaces, while the rotating motion allows for any possible imperfections to be revealed. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to have acquired Coins in Motion. To view our YouTube Playlist dedicated to Coins in Motion, click here. Videos are added weekly. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more updates here.

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