Stack's Bowers - The January 2013 New York Americana Sale Lot #13255


  • PCGS
  • 63
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $74,025.00
Description

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

Appealing Select Mint State Octagonal Pan-Pac $50

The Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 gold coins, struck in both Octagonal and Round formats, are the largest and, arguably, the most beautiful commemorative issues of the Classic Commemorative era (1892- 1954). In terms of artistic merit, the Robert Aitken design would be difficult to challenge, and it has been compared favorably to the aesthetically outstanding 1907 High Relief double eagle design of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, among contemporary coinage designs. This example is fully struck, with the usual orange-peel texture in the fields, and gorgeous, vibrant rose-gold toning. Wispy die striations, found on the reverse under low magnification, should not be mistaken for hairlines. There are no abrasions or noticeable surface distractions on either side of this scarce, eminently desirable Octagonal Pan-Pac $50.          

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.