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Legend Numismatics is pleased to own and offer one of the most exciting numismatic treasures that exists-a complete SUPERB GEM matched original 1856 Proof Set that ranks as the FINEST in existence! Every coin is graded by PCGS and has been CAC approved.
This set has been intact since the day each coin was handpicked at the Mint-in 1856. The set has remained with the sale family until 2000 or so when a major dealer bought the families entire PR Set holdings 1856-1867. Legend was fortunate enough to have acquired the bulk of the sets and placed them immediately into great homes. This set was sold to a collector/investor who held on to it for 3 years. When we were re-offered the set, we immediately turned to Bob Simpson who bought it and 3 others (1857-1859). Now that Mr Simpson is overloaded with coins and is cleaning house, we sold this set along with the others (1857-1859) in our July 2014 Regency sale. This set brought $499,375.00. It is important to note, this set was in all NGC holders-with the Dollar grading PR67 and the Dime grading PR68 (we have the inserts). Of all the sets in that deal, this has always been our favorite.
We actually had $500,000.00 hammer to bid on it. You can not find ANY accurate values for this set. These are coins that have no equals! We can easily see this set selling for $1 million dollars in a strong market. If you seek something completely different-and NOT esoteric-here it is. Its highly unlikely that ANY other GEM PR 1856 sets exist-let alone one in such an incredible state of preservation!
Legend loves matched original proof sets. We would never allow a set like this to be broken up. Its just too great a treasure. H.01 PCGS PR66RB. CAC. (NGC PR66RB). Amazing everything! Strong mirrors have totally original colors. Every detail is needle sharp and really stands out. The eye appeal is phenomenal!
1C PCGS PR66RB SLANTED 6 CAC. (NGC PR66*RB) WOW! Why is this monster not a PR67? Killer mirrors are more red then brown.
1C FE PCGS PR64+ CAC. (NGC PR65). The ONLY reason we can see as to why this is a 64+-pure spite by PCGS. This coin is perfect!
3CS PCGS PR66 CAC. (NGC PR67 CAMEO). Pristine mirrors do contrast with sharply struck features. the mirrors are super bold! We grade this coin 66+ CA.
H.10 PCGS PR66 CAMEO GOLD CAC (NGC PR67 CAMEO). Deeply mirrored. a just a few die lines probably spooked PCGS. We grade the coin PR67 Cameo.
10C PCGS PR66 CAMEO SM DT CAC. (NGC PR68 CAMEO). Only w/a strong glass can you see some die polishing lines. Awesome mirrors. We grade the coin PR67 CA.
25C PCGS PR67 CAMEO CAC. (NGC PR68 CAMEO). PCGS was clearly spiteful here too! An amazing SUPERB GEM w/deep mirrors! We grade this coin PR67+ Cameo at the very least! 50C PCGS PR66 CAMEO CAC. (NGC PR67 CAMEO). Incredible mirrors are nearly blinding! We fully grade this coin PR67 Cameo.
$1 PCGS PR66+ CAMEO GOLD CAC (NGC PR67 CAMEO). We fought hard w/PCGS about calling it a PR67 Cameo. They had to stick to their guns. they are absolutely wrong here-even CAC backs that up. This is one of the most amazing No Motto PR Dollars that exists-and thats not including the fact it is an 1856!
It can not be stressed enough the HIGH END qualities each coin has, the matched totally ORIGINAL colors, and how deep and incredibly flashy EVERY coins mirrors are! Rarely does anyone see sets in the 1900’s anymore with this kind of quality or eye appeal.
Valuation was not a problem for this set even though no accurate numbers exist. Keep in mind, even in PCGS holders, each coin is pretty much still the finest known. A coin like the dollar we easily value at $150,000.00. Plus, its a PR66+ which even CAC agrees with was harsh (it had been an NGC PR67). Non Cameo PR65’s trade for $60,000.00 (we’ve seen one that is dark and ugly). Here you have a coin that should a PR67 with gorgeous moderate original toning and killer mirrors. Plus, we did figure 5% for the total set value. This set definitely has serious upside potential. Opportunity knocks loud here! Call or email us to discuss how we can help you own this once in a life time set.
Back in July 2014, this set did sell in our auction. At the time it was all NGC and sold for $499,000.00 to Legend (a real sale, no games) Our hope is to find the perfect home that will cherish this amazing set as much as we have through the years its been in our zone.
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