Bass – Dannreuther 2 : Crosslet 4 in date. Reverse with lowest feather tip over right side of 5 in denomination.

This is likely the third finest 1834 Capped Head, Crosslet 4 Half Eagle, behind only the unique and near Gem BD-4 in the Harry Bass Core Collection (HBCC #3168), followed by the likely finest BD-2, currently certified NGC MS65, ex Stack’s 1/2005: 3361 and Stack’s 10/2005:1237.

When this 1834 Crosslet 4 Half Eagle sold as part of the Jung Collection in 2004, it was the only example certified by PCGS as MS63.



E.H.R. Green; purchased by Stack’s, privately in 1943, together with Green’s 800+ Early Half Eagles; then to Jacob Shapiro (aka J.F. Bell), privately in 1943; Stack’s “J.F. Bell Collection of United States and Pioneer Gold Coins”, December 1944, lot 357; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Bowers and Ruddy “United States Gold Coin Collection”, October 1982, lot 397 @ $17,600; Michael I. Keston; Superior “Michael I. Keston”, January 1996, lot 127 @ $25,300; later James Swan (U.S. Type); Oliver Jung (U.S. Type); American Numismatic Rarities “Oliver Jung Collection”, July 2004, lot 94 @ $86,250 as PCGS MS63; Brent Pogue; Stack’s Bowers “D. Brent Pogue, Part IV”, May 2016, lot 4048 @ $129,250 as PCGS MS63+.

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