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Legendary 1884 and 1885 Trade Dollars From E. Horatio Morgan Collection to be Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to continue their tradition of presenting world-class rarities at auction by featuring 1884 and 1885 Proof Trade dollars in their March 18-20, 2020 Baltimore Auction. The 1884 and 1885 trade dollars are legendary U.S. Mint rarities, ranking #78 and #15 respectively among the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins (Garrett & Guth, […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Reports Hundreds of Rare Coin Record Prices in 2019

The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin […]

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Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 3: 1885 Trade Dollar, 1652 Pine Tree Shilling, and more!

  CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! returns with our third episode of 2019. In this episode, we talk with Russ Augustin of AU Capital Management about a wonderfully struck 1652 Pine Tree Shilling. John Brush, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins shows off the fantastically rare 1885 Trade dollar that he and mega-collector Dell Loy Hansen bought […]

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FUN is Serious Business: US Coin Market

Elite icons and superb collector coins spark action   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. 2019 is making its presence known in a big way in numismatic circles. A famous major dealer asserted that “FUN was serious business. Demand for high quality and rarities was extremely strong. I am having to stretch my bids at […]

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Community Voice (February 12, 2019)

From the Jan. 18 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:
Would you prefer the bronze 1943 cent as a gift to the 1885 Trade dollar?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.
 
Having sold a 1943-P “BRONZE” Lincoln Head cent in MS-61 RB (PCGS) in December of 1999, I would rather own an additional example for a “gift” as opposed to an 1885 Trade Dollar even though only FIVE are known to exist

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Heritage Numismatic Signature Auctions January 6-16 Exceed $71 Million

FUN and NYINC U.S. & World Coin & Currency auctions register price records, 97% sell-through rate   Heritage Auctions has announced that its early January numismatic auctions surpassed $71 million for the fourth consecutive year. In just three short weeks, high-dollar bids for U.S. Coins, World & Ancient Coins and World Paper Money reached seven […]

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Finest Known 1885 Trade Dollar Now In PCGS Holder

The finest-known 1885 U.S. Trade Dollar that recently sold for a record $3.96 million has been crossed over and now is in a Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) holder. Within a few hours after placing the winning bid during the Heritage Auctions Platinum Night auction at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Orlando on […]

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Finest-Known 1885 Trade Dollar Brings $3.96 Million: Heritage Auctions

White hot market for rarest coins, great American rarity tops U.S. auction The finest-known 1885 Trade dollar – among the rarest and most enigmatic issues in all of American coinage – sold for $3,960,000 through Heritage Auctions Thursday evening, January 10, following a winning bid cast by collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah. The […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen Obtain Another Great Rarity: 1885 Trade Dollar NGC Proof 66

On the evening of Thursday January 10, 2019, at the Heritage Platinum Night Auction hosted by the F.U.N. Show, John Brush, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins, and D.L. Hansen, the owner of the “Greatest U.S. Coin Collection of All-Time”, acquired the famous and rare 1885 Trade Dollar, graded by NGC as Proof 66 for […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Eliasberg 1885 Trade Dollar

The 1885 Trade dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues in all of American coinage. The coins were almost certainly struck in the first half of 1885, but they only began appearing publicly early in the 20th century, 25 years after they were minted. Only five examples are known, making them just […]

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Rare Trade dollar in auction

Appearing at public auction for the first time since 1997 is one of five examples of the 1885 Trade dollar that will be offered by Heritage Auctions Jan. 11, 2019, at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando.
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Did Louis Eliasberg Understand and Pursue Gem Quality Coins?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #384 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds ….. An often repeated viewpoint asserts that, since the vast majority of the the gem quality pre-1900 U.S. coins in the Eliasberg Collection came from the Clapp Collection, Eliasberg does not deserve much credit […]

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