Stack's Bowers - The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale Lot #5760


  • PCGS
  • 63
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $74,750.00
Description

1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50. Octagonal. MS-63 (PCGS).

Popular 1915-S Pan-Pac Gold $50

Highly lustrous warm honey gold surfaces with rich mint frost in the protected areas. Basically mark-free and choice for the grade as such. Obverse head of Athena, goddess and protector of Athens, to left in plumed battle helmet within beaded circle, shield at shoulder adorned with the date MCMXV, IN GOD WE TRUST on two lines above her portrait, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FIFTY DOLLARS around, a dolphin in each of the eight angles formed by the octagonal rims represents freedom of the seas and the new passage through the Panama Canal. Reverse with Athena's familiar, the wise old owl of antiquity and the symbol of ancient Athens, perched on a branch with pine cones, all within a beaded circle, tiny S mintmark near four o'clock, E PLURIBUS UNUM on three lines immediately behind the owl, PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION SAN FRANCISCO around, dolphins in the angles as on the obverse. From a mintage of 1,509 pieces, nine of those reserved for assay purposes, the balance offered at the Exposition. The novelty of the octagonal issue made for greater sales than that of the "mundane" round issue, the end result being a total number of 645 octagonal pieces sold, the balance later melted. Here is a grand opportunity to own this unusual format large gold commemorative, a coin that is a landmark in any collection, but be forewarned -- bidding here will be serious business and only one fortunate bidder goes home with the prize!

PCGS#: 7452

Coin Specifications
Category Commemorative Gold $50
Mint Location N/A
Mintage 645.00
Designer N/A
Composition UNK
Weight N/A
Melt Value N/A
Diameter 0.00mm
Market Price Guide
Grade NumisMedia Coin World Collector's Universe Average Market Price
63 $0.00 $0.00 $100,000.00 $33,333.33
63 $95,630.00 $80,000.00 $95,000.00 $90,210.00
64 $0.00 $0.00 $130,000.00 $43,333.33
64 $110,630.00 $95,000.00 $125,000.00 $110,210.00
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
63 NGC 109 225 456
63 NGC 1 224 456
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.