|Legend Rare Coin Auctions||Auction||The Regency Auction 28||Sep-2018||Ex. Eliasberg/Link, as noted on the insert. The FINEST O-104 known, and boasting a provenance that goes back to the Harlan P. Smith Collection, auctioned by the Chapmans in May 1906. This GEM has the classic "Clapp-Eliasberg" look that is instantly recognizable by those who attended the Eliasberg auctions. Sparsely described in the Eliasberg Collection catalog as: "Condition Census. Sharply detailed with nice centering. Frosty cream lustre with traces of orange toning. A few minor marks. Very attractive overall." Today, we marvel at the GEM quality surfaces. They are essentially flawless and the satiny luster really glows and radiates from all over bringing out the superb, iridescent toning. The eye appeal is amazing! PCGS 13, NGC 18, CAC 7. Most recently sold as part of the "MHS" Collection (Stack's Bowers), November 2011, lot 2274, where it realized $12,650. Its earlier provenance as noted was Harlan P. Smith (Chapman Brothers), May 1906; John Clapp; Clapp Estate to Louis Eliasberg, Sr., en bloc, via Stack's in 1942. Louis Eliasberg Collection, Part 2 (Bowers and Merena), April 1997, lot 1801; intermediaries to Mike Printz; "MHS" Collection. More recently a PCGS MS65 CAC sold in May 2013 for $17,625. For the date, there are only 10 coins finer. With such a great pedigree, this remarkable GEM will delight any advanced type or Bust half collector. Cert. Number 28524409 PCGS # 6137|
This coin is currently in the Set Registry inventory of [email protected] and is featured in one or more sets, including The Link Early American Silver Overton Variety Set of Lettered Edge Half Dollars.