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Louis Eliasberg - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Retired Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

65.600
GPA Weighted

65.100
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

65.600

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

Louis Eliasberg

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1913 5C 3912 1913 5C PR66 1 0 10
PCGS 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 10C 4805 1894-S 10C PR66BM 1 0 10
PCGS 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. Pedigreed 3/26/15.
1876-CC 20C 5300 1876-CC 20C MS65 3 2 32
PCGS 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 50C 6226 1838-O 50C PR64BM 3 31
PCGS grade. Purchased by Louis Eliasberg in 1942 from Stack's. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $121,000. Lot #1911. Pedigreed 12/17/15.
1804 S$1 (Original or Restrike) 6907 1804 $1 PR65 2 2 22
PCGS 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$1 6965 1870-S $1 AU53 1 2 12
PCGS 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$1 87065 1885 T$1 PR65CA
Estimated 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) 8058 1879 $4 PR66 2 1 36
Estimated 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 $20 9131 1907 EX-HR $20 PR67 3 4 35
Estimated 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 $20 9187 1927-D $20 MS66 5 1 51
PCGS 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