Laibstain. Eliasberg from Clapp Estate. The coin was obtained directly from the San Francisco Mint by Mr. Clapp in 1912. The coin was then purchased by Louis Elisaberg as part of the Clapp Estate; he purchased the Clapp collection to fill out many holes his collection at that time. This is a very nice coin with underlying luster, strong strike and nice toning. This is one of four Clapp/Eliasberg coins in the set and there is no better pedigree, in our opinion. We feel priviledged to own and hold these historical coins as part of our set. Originally we purchased the coin without the pedigree, but Ron Guth of PCGS recognized this coin, and let us know it is from the Eliasberg Collection.
David Akers: Although often available in the lower Uncirculated grades, in Gem condition the 1912-S is both rare and somewhat underrated. It is not quite as rare as the 1911-S, but it is more rare in Gem than the 1909-S, 1910-S and the S Mint issues from 1913 to 1915.
Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:188 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3237, $6,325
Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2128, $16,500 - Ray Cassano - Heritage 1/2000:6875, $8,050 - Heritage 8/2007:885, $6,325 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman