10C 1894S PCGS PR64+BM
Sold on 11/2013
Legend Numismatics is proud to own and offer on of the top classic rarities that exists: The Daggett 1894S 10C PCGS PR64+ BM.
Only a small planchet flake on the reverse keeps this coin from being labeled a full GEM PROOF. Overall, the quality is all there. The mirrors are actually deep, clear, and do have bold reflectivity. A beautiful mix of ORIGINAL moderate olive/green/pale blue colors all swirl all over. Miss Liberty and the details are sharply struck. The eye appeal is fantastic!
This is the third finest known 1894S 10C. Even though it is believed 24 were stuck, LESS then a dozen still exist.
The history of piece is as good of a story as any coin ever minted. John Daggett, superintendent of the Mint had 24 pieces specially made to hand out to visiting VIPS. A small group ended up in his daughter Hallie’s possession. Not caring much for the rarity factor and seeing an ice cream stand, the rest is history on a few of the coins. This coin was believe to be the one she actually saved.
We can’t stress enough the great potential a major classic rarity like this offers. #1 Legend has been buying and selling classic rarities for the last 20 years-and we have NEVER lost ANY money on ANY that we have owned (nor have our customers). #2 Owning a classic rarity like this coin elevates you into the highest level of numismatic history. #3 The pride of ownership it brings is beyond any other coin you can own. #4 Adding a coin like this to your set or portfolio only creates additional value. #4 The 10C 1894S is not a contrived rarity. It is a forever famous-make that world famous rarity sought after by the most famous collectors since the turn of the 20th century!
NOTE: The worst 1913 Nickel sold this year for over $3,000,000.00 and a marginal 1804 $1 PCGS PR62 will sell for more than we are asking for the dime at the PRE ANA Auction. We can not stress enough how much of a better deal this coin is. Plus, this coin last appeared in 2007, where it was bought buy us out of a Stacks Auction for $1,557,500.00. You see more 1913 5C and 1804 $1 offered than 94S 10!
10C 1892-1916 PCGS MS66-68+ SIMPSON SET
Sold on 9/2014
Legend Numismatics is honored to offer our friends and all collectors this amazing collection: Yes, this is the Ex Law, now Simpson MS Barber Dime Collection (#1 on the PCGS registry). Due to changing taste and believe it or not, lack of space, Mr Simpson has asked us to find this special collection a new home. This set could not be duplicated today.
Legend has exclusively built this set over a period of 20 years (we would hope the new owner would allow us to continue to be its exclusive supplier)! The very first coin we purchased for it (when it was the Law Collection) was a 1902S PCGS MS66-that is now in Legends “memories” collection. The 02S was replaced by a killer MS67. All through this sets life, we have been constantly searching for the very finest MS Barber Dimes. We have rejected pieces if we thought they were just plastic grades. EVERY coin in the Law/Simpson Dime set not only is all there and then some, but has spectacular eye appeal. Saying “WOW” is light when starting to describe the quality. Listed below are just a few random highlights (really EVERY coin in this set is a highlight):
1892O PCGS MS66+
1893 PCGS MS67+
1896O PCGS MS66+
1902O PCGS MS66+
1903S PCGS MS67
1906D PCGS MS67
1910 PCGS MS68+
1911 PCGS MS68+
1914S PCGS MS67+
ALL the coins listed above are POP 1 with NONE higher. Of course there are MANY more Pop 1’s that are the finest graded. Again, EVERY coin WILL blow you away with their superior quality and eye appeal.
You may visit the complete collection on the PCGS Registry at: http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=71629.
Do note, the majority of coins have NOT traded in many years. While researching pricing, for the most part there are NO reliable up to date sources. So you really have to estimate what a pop 1 coin purchased in 2005 would sell for today. We are offering the set at $1,350,000.00. For $3,250,000.00 (total) we would make it a wicked cool set and add the 1894S PCGS PR64 Cameo CAC. With or without the 1894S, this collection offers one heck of a once in a lifetime opportunity. Over the long term, there have been no smarter purchases in numismatics then the VERY finest with awesome eye appeal-this collection for sure has all that and then some!
Please feel free to email or call to discuss this remarkable set. We will have it on display at the ANA Show.
1C 1793 CHAIN AMERICA S-2 PCGS MS65BN EX CARDINAL CAC
Sold on 4/2016
Legend Numismatics is proud to have acquired the marvelous Cardinal Collection 1793 Chain Cent, AMERICA, PCGS MS65 BN CAC! One of the absolute finest graded examples of the first federally issued cent, displaying outstanding quality throughout. The quality of the currently offered gem is virtually unheard of in this state of preservation.
This gem has an exceptional strike for the type and variety, showing bold definition of the hair strands and the chain. For an early large cent, the planchet was of high quality to begin with (not often the case), and it was carefully preserved since the moment it fell from the dies. Both sides are an even original mellow brown with highlights of gold. Miss Liberty and the details are beyond amazing in strike. You do not need a glass to see all the fine points. The surfaces display a satiny sheen that when caught at the right angles in the light possess a subtle cartwheel effect, which is surprising for this type. There is no question this coin has NEVER been messed with in any way.
This is the Sheldon-2 variety, which is listed as an R-4+, the scarcest of the “collectible” varieties. In Gem as here, every Chain Cent is extremely rare, and is a true historic treasure that transcends numismatics. This impressive coin has a provenance that is equally impressive, that includes such large cent luminaries as Henry Beckwith, Dr. George Frech, Dr. Henry Sternberg, B. Max Mehl (personal collection), T. James Clarke, Dr. William Sheldon, R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Herman Halpern, Gilbert Steinberg, Walter Husak, and finally the Cardinal Foundation Collection. In between, some of the most noted professional numismatists acted as intermediaries.
PCGS 1, NGC 2, CAC 1. PCGS has graded NONE higher. This coin last sold at the Cardinal Sale for $998,500.00 (January 2013). The only other GEM MS65 Chain (with Periods) sold for $1,350,000.00 in January 2012; while the PCGS MS66BN sold for $2,350,000.00 in January 2015. This coin has been with a Legend customer ever since the Cardinal Sale. The customer has actually upgraded to something else recently (yeah, wow). This coin is now only available again because it is a duplicate!
Legend Numismatics is proud and honored to present this once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the most famous and historic rarities in all of numismatics-a GEM MS65BN Chain Cent.
1C 1793 CHAIN AMERICA S-2 PCGS MS65BN EX CARDINAL
Sold on 1/1970
Legend Numismatics is proud to have acquired the marvelous 1C 1793 Chain America PCGS MS65BN CAC. It defies reality the fact this coin even exists in its unheard of state of preservation. If you seek an unmessed with TRUE GEM Chain cent, THIS COIN IS IT!
Most important, this coin was struck on a pretty much problem free planchet. Only with a strong glass can you see some very minor pin point size ticks. To the naked eye, the surfaces appear smooth and clean. A surprisingly strong luster adds a little gloss to the unquestionable ORIGINAL surfaces. Both sides are an even mellow brown with highlights of gold. Miss Liberty and the details are beyond amazing in strike. You do not need a glass to see all the fine points. We can’t stress enough that this coin really does have a jaw dropping killer eye appeal!
PCGS 1, NGC 2, CAC 1. PCGS has graded NONE higher. This coin last sold in 01/2013 at the Cardinal Sale for $998,500.00. It has been off the market with a non US based collector ever since. The only other GEM MS65 Chain (with Periods) sold for $1,350,000.00 01/2012. While the PCGS MS66BN sold for $2,350,000.00 01/2015. This coin has been with a Legend Customer ever since the Cardinal Sale. The t. customer has actually upgraded to something else recently (yeah, wow). Do know this coin is not being sold for any other reason then it is now a duplicate!
Legend Numismatics is proud and honored to present this once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the most famous rarities in all of numismatics-a GEM MS65BN Chain Cent.
H.10 1794-1805 PCGS AU58-MS64
Sold on 7/2014
Legend Numismatics is pleased to offer the opportunity for a collectors to add a very special group of coins to their collection-a complete choice Early Bust Half Dime set formerly in the collection of the greatest coin collector ever-Bob Simpson!
No question each coin was hand selected and is of super quality and eye appeal. All but 2 coins have been designated worthy of CAC beans.
1794 PCGS MS62. Possibly dipped long ago-coming back with light gold. Semi-prooflike and incredibly struck. NO CAC.
1795 PCGS MS64 CAC. Outstanding. Semi-prooflike. Nice original toning. needle sharp strike!
1796/5 PCGS MS64 CAC. Ex Whitney. Proolike. Mild pewter color. Sharp strikes!
1796 LIKERTY PCGS MS63 CAC. VERY high end. Just a few wispy lines can be seen w/a glass. Incredible album colors. Awesome strike!
1797 13 Stars PCGS AU58 CAC. A borderline MS. No real wear visible. The surfaces are clean do have luster. Nice color too!
1797 15 Stars PCGS MS62 CAC. Typical center softness. Super clean. Good luster and color.
1797 16 Stars PCGS MS62 CAC. Outrageous album toning. The reverse is typical soft, other wise this coin is a MS63!
1800 Liberky PCGS MS63 CAC. Only some slight softness on the high portion of the eagle could be keeping this from a MS64. Ultra clean. Gorgeous color!
1800 PCGS MS63 CAC. Exceptionally struck. Strong luster. Pretty light gold color.
1801 PCGS MS62 CAC. Mostly silvery white. SUPER HIGH END. Not sure why its just a MS62.
1802 PCGS X 45 CAC. The classic rarity of the series! This coin is outstanding! Its ultra clean and even has a hint of luster. The details are crisply struck. We do value this coin at $300,000.00!
1803 LG 8 PCGS AU58 CAC. A GEM AU. Crisp, clean, and nicely colored.
1803 SM 8 PCGS MS63. We think not only should it have been CAC’d-but the quality is VERY high end. Its semi-prooflike and has a needle sharp strike! NO CAC.
1805 PCGS AU58 CAC. The details are sharp in strike. Nice color and light luster. A very choice AU for sure!
Several of the coins are finest graded by PCGS. We highly doubt another set could be built. A special set like this deserves a special home. We have no intentions of breaking it up. Legend is pleased to offer collectors this set-the opportunity of lifetime!