Bowers and Merena - The June 2009 Baltimore Auction Lot #1071


  • PCGS
  • 64
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $80,500.00
Description

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

Here it is--the rarest classic gold Commemorative coin in the finer Mint State grades. The Pan-Pac Fifty in Round format has a net mintage of just 483 pieces, and the issue seldom comes Choice, let alone Gem. The typical piece exhibits noticeable detractions that tend to concentrate over and around Athena's cheek on the obverse. Many coins are also outright impaired from cleaning and other forms of mishandling, and it is obvious that the contemporary public lacked the skill and/or desire to care for this issue in the proper manner.
As a problem-free 64, the coin that we are offering here is a superior representative of the type that would grace the finest cabinet with its presence. The overall appearance is one of smooth surfaces that have had handsome orange-olive color and pleasing satin luster lavished upon them by the dies. We are unable to locate more than a couple of stray abrasions, and a bit of trivial haziness in the centers also confirms the near-Gem assessment from PCGS. Otherwise an MS-65, this coin offers solid technical quality and strong eye appeal in a survivor of this key-date Commemorative rarity.

PCGS#: 7451

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.