Stack's Bowers - The January 2013 New York Americana Sale Lot #13253


  • PCGS
  • 64
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $94,000.00
Description

1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50. Round. MS-64 (PCGS).

Impressive Near-Gem 1915-S Panama-Pacific $50 Round

The highly symbolic design of the Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 gold coins, executed by Robert Aitken, shows a helmeted head of Roman goddess Minerva (counterpart of Greek goddess Athena) on the obverse, and an owl, symbolic of wisdom and frequently depicted in association with Minerva, on the reverse. With a slightly lower mintage than its Octagonal companion, the $50 Round is slightly scarcer and modestly higher in average prices realized. 

The current offering represents an alluring example with satiny, matte-like surfaces and few of the nicks or abrasions that can sometimes occur on these large, heavy gold coins; even when they are carefully stored and handled. This piece also exhibits lovely khaki-gold toning, with faint accents of rose, and exceptional eye appeal in an example of this conditionally challenging type.

PCGS#: 7451

Pedigree: Paper envelope included.

Coin Specifications
Category Commemorative Gold $50
Mint Location N/A
Mintage 483.00
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
64 $0.00 $0.00 $137,500.00 $45,833.33
64 $115,630.00 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 $115,210.00
65 $0.00 $0.00 $215,000.00 $71,666.67
65 $160,630.00 $150,000.00 $190,000.00 $166,876.70
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
64 NGC 152 89 417
64 NGC 5 84 417
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.