With regard to the 1844-O Eagle, the coin was offered in Elder's sale of the Woodin collection.
It was listed as lot 1263 and sold to Virgil Brand for only $50 and was entered into the Brand journal as #57068. The coin was not appreciated then as other gold proof eagles purchased at the time brought the prices shown below:
1838 proof $10 lot 1201 $200 Journal id - 57063
1843 proof $10 lot 1203 $100 Journal id - 57065
1848 proof $10 lot 1213 $100 Journal id - 57066 later to Pittman
1858 proof $10 lot 1223 $102.50 Journal id - 57067 same price as Jewett coin (this could also be the Jewett coin)
As most bibliophiles know, Woodin kept his half eagles which I believe were sold to Newcomer in the mid-1920s thus the 1844-O half eagle has a different pedigree.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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