Stack's Bowers - The November 2012 Baltimore Auction Lot #3204


  • PCGS
  • 61
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $57,500.00
Description

1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50. Octagonal. MS-61 (PCGS).

Frosty Mint State 1915-S Pan-Pac $50 Gold in Octagonal Format

Bright and lustrous throughout with the usual faint die polish lines on both sides best seen in the open fields. The strike is sharp and the corners are intact and not dented as is often seen on the large gold coins. Rich coppery-gold color throughout. Examination of the surfaces finds a thin scratch down Minerva's cheek into the field below and shallow wipe lines in areas, perhaps this is the reason for the modest grade assigned by PCGS. The eye appeal and luster is intact otherwise. Mintage of a mere 645 pieces for the year, as these were generally too expensive for most collectors at the time they were struck, so many languished and were later melted. Today these are highly sought out and remain on of the most popular and recognized issues of the Commemorative series.

PCGS#: 7452

Pedigree: From the Ernest E. Keusch Collection.

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
61 $63,000.00 $0.00 $61,000.00 $41,333.33
62 $0.00 $0.00 $71,500.00 $23,833.33
62 $79,380.00 $0.00 $68,500.00 $49,293.33
63 $95,630.00 $80,000.00 $95,000.00 $90,210.00
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
61 NGC 33 397 456
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.