Louis Eliasberg

Retired
Rank
5
Set
Complete
88.89%
Set
Rating
43.185
GPA with
Top Bonuses
51.664
GPA
Weighted
51.568
%RD
2.08%
About This Set: From the Experts at PCGS
The Eliasberg “with varieties” half cent set was very high quality. Many of the coins were Choice to Gem uncirculated. The highlight is the incredible 1796 subsequently graded MS67RB by PCGS. It brought a record setting $506,000 at the 1996 Eliasberg sale. The set was not quite complete as some varieties we recognize today were not known to numismatists in Eliasberg’s day. Nonetheless, this is a very nice set.

About the Eliasberg Collection

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1793 35009 1793 1/2C MS63BN 0 4 00
PCGS grade. Ex. Clapp; to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $38,500. Lot #394. Image courtesy of the ESM Collection.
1794 Low Relief Head 35036 1794 1/2C AU58BN 1 3 312
Estimated grade. Ex. Alvord; Chapman (1924); Sears; Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $18,700. Lot #399.
1794 High Relief Head 35063 1794 1/2C MS63BN 0 1 00
PCGS grade. Ex. Alvord; Chapman (1924); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $15,400. Lot #400. Image courtesy of the ESM Collection.
1795 Plain Edge, No Pole 35086 1795 1/2C AU50BN 1 1 1634
Estimated grade. Ex. Wilson; Chapman; Clapp; Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $9,350. Lot #405.
1795 Lettered Edge 35067 1795 1/2C MS64BN 0 2 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Long; Steigerwalt (1897); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $19,800. Lot #401.
1795 PE Punctuated Date 35080 1795 1/2C VF20BN 2 5 721
Estimated grade. Ex. Schuyler; Green (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $440. Lot #403.
1795 LE Punctuated Date 35070 1795 1/2C MS63BN 0 2 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Brown; Chapman (1897); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $15,950. Lot #402.
1796 With Pole 35098 1796 1/2C AG3BN 0 2 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Morris; Chapman (1905); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $8,360. Lot #408.
1796 No Pole 35096 1796 1/2C MS67RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex. Winsor; Chapman (1895); Earle; Ellsworth; Raymond; Atwater; Mehl (1946). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $506,000. Lot #407. Pedigreed 3/3/15.
1797 Plain Edge 35104 1797 1/2C VF20BN 3 8 1671
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $880. Lot #410.
1797 Low Head, Plain Edge 35110 1797 1/2C VG8BN 0 8 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Stickney; Chapman (1907); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $1,430. Lot #412.
1797 1 above 1 1042 1797 1/2C MS64+ BN 1 0 12
PCGS grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $19,800. Lot #409. Pedigreed 11/7/18.
1797 Lettered Edge 35113 1797 1/2C VF35BN 1 1 11
Estimated grade. Ex. Alvord; Chapman (1924); "Barr"; Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $22,000. Lot #411.
1797 Gripped Edge 1797 1/2C 0 0 00
1800 35119 1800 1/2C MS64BN 0 1 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $13,750. Lot #413.
1802/O Reverse of 1802 35125 1802/0 1/2C F12BN 0 11 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $1,650. Lot #414.
1802/O Reverse of 1800 1802/0 1/2C 0 0 00
1803 35134 1803 1/2C MS62BN 1 4 614
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $4,620. Lot #416.
1804 Plain 4, No Stems 35176 1804 1/2C MS62BN 4 4 40113
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $2,970. Lot #422.
1804 Plain 4, Stems 35170 1804 1/2C VF35BN 2 8 636
Estimated grade. Ex. Bauer; Green (1905); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $467.50. Lot #424.
1804 Crosslet 4, Stems 35155 1804 1/2C MS63BN 1 2 2616
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,520. Lot #420.
1804 Crosslet 4, No Stems 35173 1804 1/2C AU58BN 1 8 1654
Estimated grade. Ex. Stickney; Chapman (1907); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $825. Lot #423.
1804 Spiked Chin 35167 1804 1/2C MS62BN 0 8 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $2,640. Lot #419.
1805 Small 5, No Stems 35179 1805 1/2C MS60BN 0 6 00
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $715. Lot #425.
1805 Small 5, Stems 1805 1/2C 0 0 00
1805 Large 5, Stems 1805 1/2C 0 0 00
1806 Small 6, No Stems 35191 1806 1/2C MS64BN 2 3 1349
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,190. Lot #426.
1806 Small 6, Stems 1806 1/2C 0 0 00
1806 Large 6, Stems 35201 1806 1/2C MS63RB 0 2 00
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $2,640. Lot #427.
1807 35203 1807 1/2C XF45BN 1 15 35162
Estimated grade. Ex. Wetmore; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $495. Lot #428.
1808 35206 1808 1/2C AU58BN 1 4 1911
Estimated grade. Ex. Stickney; Chapman (1907); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,410. Lot #431.
1808/7 35212 1808/7 1/2C XF40BN 5 5 610
Estimated grade. Ex. Alvord; Chapman (1924); unknown; Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,300. Lot #429.
1809 Normal Date 35227 1809 1/2C MS65BN 2 2 414
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $1,320. Lot #433.
1809 Circle in 0 1809 1/2C 0 0 00
1809/6 9 over inverted 9 35233 1809/6 1/2C AU50BN 4 13 51143
Estimated grade. Ex. Blair; Steigerwalt (1896); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $495. Lot #432.
1810 35236 1810 1/2C MS65BN 1 2 13
Estimated grade. Ex. Brown; Chapman (1897); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,080. Lot #434.
1811 35239 1811 1/2C MS63BN 0 0 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Alvord; Chapman (1924); Sears; Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $9,900. Lot #435.
1825 35249 1825 1/2C MS65+ BN 1 0 24
PCGS grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,960. Lot #438. Pedigreed 7/23/14.
1826 35253 1826 1/2C MS66RB 0 0 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Blair; Steigerwalt (1896); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $1,540. Lot #439.
1828 13 Stars 35263 1828 1/2C MS65RD 1 0 20
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $4,840. Lot #440.
1828 12 Stars 35264 1828 1/2C MS63BN 2 2 2222
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $4,840. Lot #441.
1829 35267 1829 1/2C MS64BN 4 3 3959
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,960. Lot #442.
1832 35274 1832 1/2C MS64RB 0 0 00
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $6,820. Lot #446.
1833 35282 1833 1/2C MS64BN 7 4 89190
Assumed grade. Eliasberg actually had a Choice Proof. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $3,740. Lot #447.
1834 35286 1834 1/2C MS65RB 2 0 54
Estimated grade. Ex. Wilson; Chapman; Clapp; Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $2,640. Lot #448.
1835 35289 1835 1/2C MS64RB 2 3 12689
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $1,980. Lot #449.
1849 35318 1849 1/2C AU50BN 1 14 39389
Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $467.50. Lot #472.
1850 35322 1850 1/2C MS64RB 0 0 00
PCGS grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $1,430. Lot #473.
1851 35325 1851 1/2C MS65RB 1 0 329
PCGS grade. Ex. Blair; Steigerwalt (1896); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $2,310. Lot #474. Pedigree 9/27/06.
1853 35327 1853 1/2C MS66BN 1 0 1467
Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $2,200. Lot #477.
1854 35331 1854 1/2C MS64RB 3 2 8654
Assumed grade. Eliasberg actually had a Choice Proof. Ex. Blair; Steigerwalt (1896); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $9,680. Lot #478.
1855 35334 1855 1/2C MS64RB 2 0 147315
Assumed grade. Eliasberg actually had a Gem Proof. Ex. Wetmore; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $6,380. Lot #479.
1856 35337 1856 1/2C MS64RB 4 1 3618
Assumed grade. Eliasberg actually had a Gem Proof. Ex. Smith; Chapman (1906); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $8,580. Lot #480.
1857 35340 1857 1/2C MS64RB 2 1 5623
Estimated grade. Ex. Blair; Steigerwalt (1896); Clapp to LE (1942). Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $1,430. Lot #481.