PCGS Set Registry®
Ten Most Famous United States Ultra Rarities: Louis Eliasberg

Louis Eliasberg - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Retired Statistics
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 64.600
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.600
Louis Eliasberg's Sets
  Louis Eliasberg's Coin Album

About this set: From the Experts at PCGS
Louis Eliasberg did what many collectors have tried to do and failed – he built a complete collection of United States coins that included every date and mintmark combination known to exist at the time. As a result, he also owned every one of the Top Ten Most Famous U.S. rarities. No one else has come even close – not Norweb, not Neil, not even our own National Collection! Plus, many of Eliasberg’s coins were exceptionally nice. What an accomplishment! What a role model!

About the Eliasberg Collection

View comments left by other users, or add your own. (1 comments)

Louis Eliasberg
ImageItemPCGS No.DateDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
1913 5C391219135CPR6610PCGS grade. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg from Eric Newman, through dealer, Abe Kosoff, in 1948. Sold to Jay Parino at the Bowers & Merena May '96 Eliasberg auction for $1,485,000. Lot #807.
1894-S 10C48051894-S10CPR65BM11PCGS grade. Acquired by Louis Eliasberg when he purchased the Clapp collection in 1942. Acquired by J.M. Clapp at or near the turn of the century. Brought $451,000 at the Bowers & Merena May '96 Eliasberg sale. Lot #1250.
1876-CC 20C53001876-CC20CMS6532PCGS grade. Acquired by Louis Eliasberg when he purchased the Clapp collection in 1942. Purchased by J.M. Clapp at the J.W. Scott & Co. sale of the S.L. Lee collection in 1899. Sold by Bowers & Merena April '97 price realized $148,500. Lot #1353.
1838-O 50C62261838-O50CSP60BM03Estimated grade. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg in 1942 from Stack's. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $121,000. Lot #1911.
1804 S$1 (Original or Restrike)69071804$1PR6512PCGS grade. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg at the B. Max Mehl sale of the William Atwater collection in 1946. Earlier owners include J. W. Garrett, James Ellsworth, Matthew Stickney, and Adam Eckfeldt. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $1,815,000. Lot #2199.
1870-S S$169651870-S$1AU5312PCGS grade. From the B. Max Mehl sale of the Will Neil collection in 1947. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg from Stack's. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $264,000. Lot #2243. Pedigreed 9/12/06.
1885 T$1870651885T$1PR65CA00Estimated grade. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg at the B. Max Mehl sale of the William Atwater collection in 1946. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $907,500. Lot #2354.
Coiled Hair $4 (1879 or 1880)80581879$4PR6621Estimated grade. Purchased at the Bowers & Ruddy Oct '82 Eliasberg sale by Hugh Sconyers for $101,750. Eliasberg also owned an 1880 Coiled Hair Stella (PCGS PR65). Lot #317.
Ultra High Relief $2091311907 EX-HR$20PR6734Estimated grade. Believed to have been purchased by Louis Eliasberg when he aquired the Clapp collection in 1942. Purchased by John Clapp from the Thomas Elder sale in 1920. Sold at the Bowers & Ruddy Oct '82 Eliasberg sale to Harry Bass for $242,000. Lot #1021.
1927-D $2091871927-D$20MS6641PCGS grade. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg from the F.C.C. Boyd collection, auctioned by Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg in 1946. Purchased at the Bowers & Ruddy Oct '82 Eliasberg sale by Don Kagin for $176,000. Lot #1067. Pedigreed 8/18/05.
Comments
As a coin collector for over 40 of my 50 years, one can only aspire to complete such an extraorinary collection of u.S. coins. Truly a great man and advid coin collector. Bravo !
Posted @ 6/20/2009 9:09 AM By rutherl
© Collectors Universe, Inc. All Rights Reserved.