One of only two 1822 Capped Bust half dollars in Proof highlights the Sept. 30 sale in New York City of Part II of the D. Brent Pogue Collection.
The auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in conjunction with Sotheby’s, is scheduled to be conducted at Sotheby’s galleries at 38 E. 61st St.
Other highlights of the auction include the finest known 1825 Capped Head gold $2.50 quarter eagle and a 1798 Capped Bust, Small Eagle $5 half eagle once owned by King Farouk I of Egypt.
The 105 lots offered will feature 19 Capped Bust half dollars from 1807 through 1822; seven Flowing hair silver dollars, one dated 1794 and six 1795; 21 quarter eagles from 1821 through 1839; 22 $5 half eagles 1795 through 1807; and 15 $10 eagles from 1795 through 1804.
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Proof 1822 Capped Bust half
Pogue’s 1822 Capped Bust half dollar is the only Proof Overton 103 variety according to Donald L. Parsley in United States Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794–1836, which classifies it as a Rarity 8 (one to three pieces known).
Professional Coin Grading Service graded and encapsulated the coin Proof 65+ Cameo.
The coin first appeared at public auction in December 1890 in S.H. and Henry Chapman’s sale of the Thomas Cleneay Collection.