Legend has been privileged to handle some of the major rarities in numismatics, including many Top 100 U.S. coins. We have also helped a number of collectors assemble the finest known sets of Barber Dimes, Morgan dollars, Trade dollars, $10 Indians, Saints and other series.
In 2017, we bought our 3rd top 1794 $1-Lord St Oswald PCGS MS64 CAC for $2,820,000.00. We have also purchased the Pogue PCGS MS66+ $5,000,000.00 and of course the Specimen 66 PCGS CAC piece for a world record $10,000,000.00!
We have owned:
We have owned and handled too many major gold rarities to list!
No active dealer in the business today has owned and or handled the amount of classic rarities as we have (auction companies NOT included)!
Legend Has Owned These Top 20 Coins:
#1 1804 Amon Carter Silver Dollar
#2 1913 Liberty Nickel PCGS PR-66, Eliasberg Specimen
#2 1913 Liberty Nickel PCGS PR-64, Hawaii 5-O Specimen
#6 1894-S Seated Dime NGC FR 3
#8 1894-S Barber Dime PCGS PR-64
#8 1943-S Lincoln Cent PCGS MS 62BN
#8 1943-S Lincoln Cent PCGS VF-35
#10 1885 Trade Dollar NGC PR-66 ex. ELIASBERG
#10 1885 Trade Dollar PCGS PR-62 ex. Rudolph
#10 1885 Trade Dollar NGC PR-62 ex. NORWEB
#14 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent PCGS MS-67 RD (we’ve owned 3)
#15 * 1793 Chain Cent PCGS SP-65 BN AMERI.
#15 1793 Chain Cent PCGS MS-65 BN
#18 1792 Half Dime PCGS MS-64
#19 1838-O Half Dollar PCGS PR-64 CAMEO
#20 1794 Silver Dollar NGC MS-61 ex. Bass
#20 1794 Silver Dollar PCGS SP 66 CAC
#20 1794 Silver Dollar PCGS MS64 CAC
*1793 Chain Cent PCGS SP-65 BN AMERI.
Very Likely the first Chain Cent ever Struck.
* 1C 1793 CHAIN PCGS MS65BN CAC
The Cardinal Collection coin that sold for nearly $1 million. This coin now resides in a world class first year set in another country!
* $1 THE 1794 CARTER PCGS SP 66. CAC
A 1794 Silver Dollar PCGS SP66. This is the coin Legend paid $10 million for in the January Cardinal Collection sale. It is the world’s most valuable coin and remains in the Legend Collection.
* 50C 1836 LETTERED EDGE PCGS PR66 CAC
What an awesome GEM Proof. It has mirrors like you’d see on a Barber Proof. Only 15 were minted. This is the finest.
* SET 25C 1856-1891 – THE GREENWICH COLLECTION
THE #1 PCGS REGISTRY SET. Legend purchased this amazing set intact and sold it to a collector.
* J-1 1792 1C PCGS MS67
The Garrett specimen. Legend bought this coin for a record $5 million. It is currently in a major world class collection.
$1 1893 PCGS PR69 DCAMThis 1893 Dollar PCGS PR69 DCAM sold for $250,000. This mindboggling GEM was from the “deal of the decade” we purchased in March. It is the finest PR Morgan in existence.
The David Hall Collection of $10 Liberty Gold pieces.
#1 on the PCGS registry.
This set has marvelous examples of the rarest dates: 1858 PCGS MS64, 1875 PCGS AU50, and 1883O PCGS AU58. The purchase price was $4 million.
$10 1907 NGC PR67
Satin Proof. Purchased by Legend for Bob R. Simpson at the Heritage FUN Sale. Price: $2,185,000. At $1,500,000 there were 3 bidders.
1C 1943-D PCGS MS64BNUNIQUE! This coin is a true GEM. It has now been placed with a 43P +43S to create the only known PDS Copper set! The purchase price was $1,700,000, making it the most valuable 1C on earth.
THE DENALI PATTERN COLLECTION
One of the finest groups of 1870 patterns ever assembled. There are more than 350 different GEM pieces. The value is $3 million.
$10 1804 NGC PR65 DCAMEO
Purchased outright. The finest of the 3 known. It is also known as J-33. This coin now resides in the Simpson Pattern Collection. The purchase price was $5 million.
50C 1797 PCGS MS65+. EX NORWEB
The finest known and tied grade-wise with one other. The outright purchase price was $1,350,000. This coin is now in a major Type set.
$20 1927D PCGS MS66
A 1927-D Saint Gaudens PCGS MS66 that was purchased via private treaty for $1.9 million. This coin resides in a complete southwestern Saint Collection.
THE McCLAREN COLLECTION
This is a massive 35,000-coin collection of Saints, Liberty $20 Gold, Peace dollars, Morgans, Walkers, Mercs, and some Buffalo Nickels. The value is in excess of $4 million.
25C 1807 PCGS MS67 EX ELIASBERG
Universally regarded as the finest piece to survive for the Type. Legend paid $750,000 for this coin via private treaty.
1880 $4 COILED HAIR STELLA PCGS PR64 CAMEO. CAC.
Not the 63 that’s now in a 64 holder. This coin is beautiful! One of fewer than 6 known. Legend outright purchased this coin and placed it in a major private collection which now has a complete gold Stella set. The value of this coin is $1.3 million.
1792 J-2 PCGS VF30
Purchased this for a record $603,750 out of the Heritage FUN Sale. It is believed to be the second finest known. It is now placed in the Simpson Pattern Collection.
1C 1944-S PCGS MS66. The Finer of 2 Known.
Legend purchased this piece out of the ANA sale for $373,750. It is now in a major collection.
The Brandon Pattern Collection
Purchased outright. This superb set was assembled from 1988-1998. Highlights include 1863, 1864, 1865 transitional dollars in GEM PR. Value $1 million.
$1 1893S PCGS MS67 EX VERMULLE
Finest known example of the famous date known as the king of Morgans. Legend is proud to have purchased it outright and then placed it in a major Morgan collection. The price was in excess of $1 million.
G$2.5 1854-S PCGS XF45-THE RIO RANCHO SPECIMEN
We’ve been waiting 20 years to own this GEM XF piece. It is the second finest known. Only 12 pieces can be traced—the great rarity of this date is undisputed. Our cost was $345,000 out of the Heritage FUN Auction.
1907 ULTRA HIGH RELIIEF PCGS PR-68
1907 Ultra High Relief PCGS PR68. Purchased out of the Heritage 2007 FUN Auction for $1,840,000. This completes the BRS Legacy Saint Collection, currently the second finest assembled (all PCGS).
THE THIRD FINEST MS SEATED DOLLAR COLLECTION
This set was purchased outright and intact by us for nearly 3/4 of a million dollars. The set is comprised of PCGS/NGC graded coins. The grades are 58-66. The only two finer sets were totally built by Legend and are in strong collectors’ hands.
$10 1920-S PCGS MS-67
This amazing coin is universally acknowledged to be the finest $10 Indian known (yes, it surpasses even the MS68’s that are graded). Others even feel it is the finest 20th century gold coin in existence! It has as full of a strike as you’ll ever see and mind-boggling original colors. Some experts even think it is a specimen. The coin was the final piece added to the BRS Legacy Collection, clearly the all-time finest $10 Indian set ever assembled. The coin was purchased for a world record $1,725,000.
THE FINEST PROOF 3CS SET
We purchased outright the JEU PR 3CS-the #1 all-time finest (since 2002). The value of this set: over $250,000. Most of the coins are wonderfully colored. Only the best coins are in this set. The highlight is the 1854 PCGS PR66-a pop 1 coin. GEM PR 3CS pieces are far rarer than most people realize.
THE ALUMINUM AMAZONIAN SET
Wow, wow, wow! These coins are all pristine and have monster eye appeal. This set is by far the finer of the 2 known. This was placed in what is quickly becoming the greatest Pattern set EVER. The value of this set: $675,000.
10C 1894-S PCGS PR-64
This beautiful coin is really a PR65. It has full flashy mirrors and is totally original. This is probably the 3rd finest of the 12 specimens known. We purchased this coin outright at the Stacks 72nd Anniversary sale. The value of this coin is $1,552,500.
The “Simpson Pattern Collection”
We purchased an amazing collection of more than 1,000 patterns for a sum in excess of $30 million. Included were: The Amazonian Gold Set, the finest Quintuple Stella, Half Union in Copper and Gilt, 1879 Coiled Hair Stella, 1880 Aluminum Stella NGC PR68, etc. to name just a few.
THE JEU/CISCO KID PROOF 2C Collection
ALL TIME FINEST!
At the Denver ANA Show Legend outright purchased the JEU Collection of PR PCGS 2C pieces. It has ranked #1 on the PCGS Registry since 2002. We have since merged it with another collection we exclusively built to create a monster #1 all-time finest set. The new collection is called the “Cisco Kid”. The highlights are the 1864 Small Motto PCGS PR65 RD (JEU was PR64RD) and the 1868 and 1872 PCGS PR67RD pieces.
THE FINEST 1943 COPPER CENT NGC MS-63 BN
We are pleased to have purchased outright by private treaty one of the most famous coins in existence. This coin is unquestionably genuine and looks every bit as good as any other Copper Cent. It is estimated that fewer than a dozen pieces exist. The piece is valued at $250,000.
NAPLES III COLLECTION 1793-1800
This complete “GEM” VF-MS64 Pre-1800 collection was assembled exclusively by us over an 8 year period. We purchased the coins outright and sold the collection intact for a sum close to $2 million. All coins were PCGS graded. Many monster pedigreed coins such as the 1793 Garrett H.01C PCGS AU53, the Norweb 1793 Chain Cent PCGS AU55, and the finest known 1798 SE $1 Ex Cardinal PCGS AU58 were included. It would be virtually impossible to recreate this set today.
$5 1908-S PCGS MS-68 THE FINEST $5 INDIAN ON THE PLANET!
There are NO other $5 Indians like this magnificent GEM! Both PCGS and NGC have fully agreed this is the single finest specimen known for the series. Rich in two-tone orange-gold color, this coin has an intense luster and displays no marks. The current value of the coin is $200,000. It was sold via private treaty.
1913 LIBERTY NICKEL PCGS PR-66
This is the world famous Eliasberg coin. It is the finest of the 5 known. Legend outright purchased this coin via private treaty for $4,150,000. This is the second highest price ever paid for a US coin. This piece also was the first coin to sell for over $1 million. At the Eliasberg sale in 1996, it sold for $1,485,000.
THE 1866 $1 NGC PR-63 NO MOTTO
One of only 2 known! This is the ONLY collectable specimen. The other (The DuPont Specimen) is permanently impounded in the ANA Museum. Legend purchased this coin at the ANR auction prior to the 2005 Fun Show on behalf of a customer who is building one of the finest PR Seated Dollar collections. Purchase price: $1,207,500.
10C 1894-S NGC PR-66 THE FINEST!One of the most famous rarities that exists. We’ve upgraded a few points from the fair coin we handled in 1988. This is considered among experts to be the finest, and certainly is the prettiest. It now resides in one of the all-time finest PR Barber Collections. Purchase price: $1,035,000 from the FUN auction (where it was a PCGS PR65).
$20 1927-D PCGS MS-66 THE DALLAS BANK COIN
Quite possibly the finest 1927D! From the world class Dallas Bank Collection (auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2001). This piece is totally original and looks phenomenal. Legend purchased it outright via private treaty for $1,650. We had regretted not buying at the sale. It is now in one of the finest Saint Collections ever formed.
THE FIRST PAN PAC SET MINTED
Legend paid a record $368,000 at the 2005 ANA Auction for this set, the very first Pan Pac set ever minted. The set comes with a large assortment of important plaques and memorabilia. The set has since been placed in an important collection.
THE ALL TIME FINEST MS 3CN COLLECTION
Legend purchased this collection intact at the Heritage February Long Beach Sale. It is the all-time finest MS set graded by PCGS. There are many pop. ones including the ultra-rare 1884 which is a PCGS MS66. The quality of each coin is phenomenal. The price paid for this set was $258,750. We feel this set can never be duplicated and we are proud to own it.
$20 1907 NGC PR-68* SMALL LETTERS
A wonder coin! By far the finest of three known. We purchased this coin at the Heritage Morse Auction of Saints. This coin is universally agreed to be one of the finest Saints on the planet. We paid $920,000. Nothing was going to stop us from buying it! The coin now rests in the BRS Legacy Collection of Saints, a complete and finest run of PR Saints 1907-1915.
THE FINEST QUINTUPPLE STELLA
NGC PR 64 Cameo*. Ex-Amon Carter (one of the few gold coins he owned). This piece is superior to all others. There are only 4 known specimens. The value of this piece is $1 million. This coin was purchased outright by Legend via private treaty. It now resides in one of the greatest Pattern collections ever formed.