Category Archives: Louis Eliasberg

CoinWeek Podcast #138: Rare Coin Battle: The 1822 $5 Gold Coin vs. the 1870-S $3 Gold Coin

 CoinWeek Podcast #138: Rare Coin Battle: The 1822 $5 Gold Coin vs. the 1870-S $3 Gold Coin Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   It’s a battle of epic proportions. Today on the CoinWeek Podcast, noted gold coin expert and author Doug […]

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CoinWeek Stream: 20th Century Coin Masterpieces – The Pogue Collection: Part VII

  On March 20, Stack’s Bowers will conduct the seventh session of sales of the historic collection of D. Brent Pogue. In this streaming segment, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down some of his favorite 20th coins from the sale. Discussed in this stream: Lot 7015: 1919 Lincoln Cent. MS-68 RD (PCGS). Lot 7019: 1960 […]

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CoinWeek Stream: 20th Century Coin Masterpieces – The Pogue Collection: Part VII

  On March 20, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will conduct the seventh session of sales of the historic collection of D. Brent Pogue. In this streaming segment, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down some of his favorite 20th-century coins from the sale. Discussed in this stream: Lot 7015: 1919 Lincoln Cent. MS-68 RD (PCGS). Lot 7019: […]

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5 Iconic Unique US Coins You Can’t Own

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… As many numismatists know, several extremely rare United States coins are worth millions of dollars apiece and can ever only be owned by a tiny handful of collectors at any single time. These include famous trophy coins such as the 1913 Liberty nickel, the 1894-S Barber dime, and the […]

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Eliasberg Noe-16 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2019 ANA Auction

Pine Tree Shilling By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Among the significant Early American coins featured in our August 2019 ANA Auction is an EF-45 (PCGS) Noe-16 Pine Tree shilling in lot 477 that once belonged to famed numismatist Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. In general, the Noe-16 Small Planchet Pine Tree shillings […]

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Ron Guth: Five Big Ones: Legend Rare Coin Auctions – January 27, 2019

By Ron Guth ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions styles itself as a boutique auction house, specializing in high-end certified coins, especially Top Pop and Finest Known coins. Their auctions are smaller than most, but they are highly focused on coins with superior eye appeal, color, and quality. Their January 2019 sale was no exception. Highlights […]

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Who’s Who: Iconic Coin Collections You Should Know

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Newman. Ford. Eliasberg. King Farouk. We see their names on slabs, on organizations, and in books, but how much do we know about them? It’s easy to never dive into who they were beyond “important collectors”, but each has an interesting story and a lifetime of unique achievements. Presented […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 30 Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 30th in its series of Regency Auction sales. The series, which has been built on the premise that auctions featuring only curated, high-quality coins provide discriminating clients a better way to build collections, has taken off and landed the […]

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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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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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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1974

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A Great Year and a Great Challenge The year 1974 became another great year for Stack’s. We sold a few major collections at public auction and our over-the-counter business was strong as new collectors seemed to be entering the field. We opened several new accounts: from […]

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Doug Winter: Eight Great U.S. Coin Collections

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… Editor’s Note: Over the years, Doug Winter has written extensively about many of the greatest coin collections of the 20th century. In this piece, we draw from the archives, Doug’s writing on eight key collections. 1. The Ed Milas Collection of No Motto Half Eagles One of the most ambitious collecting […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing Up in a Numismatic Family – The Early Days of Stack’s – 1972

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The Nixon Shock The year 1972 followed closely some of the events and happenings in the earlier years in the hobby. It was in this year of economic inflation that the hobby experienced strong growth. Many collectors new to the hobby joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG) continued […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report on Gold and Silver – August 2, 2018

Gold and Silver Report by Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Goldman Sachs Stands By its $1,450 Gold Target for 2019 Standing firm against the mainstream’s bearish views on gold, Goldman Sachs is sticking with its $1,450 gold price projection for 2019 – a price level not seen since May 9, 2013. Goldman is also taking a […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Gold Metal Report: The Time of the Year

By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion ……   This is the Time of Year to Buy Gold (and Sell Stocks) Gold and stocks tend to move in opposite directions – one zigs while the other zags. Stocks tend to rise in the first half of the year and gold in the second half. […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1957

  By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 An Important Year in My Development By 1957 I had some 10 years of full-time experience at Stack’s, which exposed me to an active retail trade in coins. I also […]

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Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Three Dollar Gold Pieces …

  By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… The odd denomination Three Dollar gold piece was introduced in 1854, ostensibly to facilitate large purchases on three cent stamps. This denomination proved cumbersome almost immediately and it soon lost popularity. It somehow limped along until it was abolished in 1889. Amongst collectors, this […]

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The Greatest U.S. Coin Collections Ever Auctioned, Part 1: Rarity Over Quality

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #387 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This series is about comprehensive collections of classic U.S coins (1793-1934) that were offered, at least in large part, in public auctions. World coins, ancient coins, paper money and medals are all different […]

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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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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   Benjamin and Norman Visit Stack’s Benjamin and Norman Stack, brothers and my first cousins, were the sons of Joseph B. Stack, my father’s brother. Like me they were constant visitors to our store on Sixth Avenue. Benjamin was Norman’s older brother by less than two […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   Benjamin and Norman Visit Stack’s Benjamin and Norman Stack, brothers and my first cousins, were the sons of Joseph B. Stack, my father’s brother. Like me they were constant visitors to our store on Sixth Avenue. Benjamin was Norman’s older brother by less than two […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 12

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and 20, […]

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Heritage NYINC World, Ancient Coin Auctions Now Open for Bidding

Heritage’s January NYINC auctions are now open for bidding! Going by the pre-sale estimate, this could very well be the highest-grossing World and Ancient Coin auction that Heritage has ever presented. In total, between the January 8-9 Signature Floor Auction and January 17-18 Internet Sessions, we have over 6,000 lots on offer. With so many […]

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Heritage NYINC World, Ancient Coin Auctions Now Open for Bidding

Heritage’s January NYINC auctions are now open for bidding! Going by the pre-sale estimate, this could very well be the highest-grossing World and Ancient Coin auction that Heritage has ever presented. In total, between the January 8-9 Signature Floor Auction and January 17-18 Internet Sessions, we have over 6,000 lots on offer. With so many […]

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US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

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Gold Coins of the Central American Republic: Costa Rica & Guatemala

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The CAR gold coins of the independent societies of Costa Rica and Guatemala were first minted while these nations were part of a loose federation called the Central American Republic (CAR for […]

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U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 3: Three Cent Pieces

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #351 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This is the third in a series on collecting U.S. patterns without spending as much as $5,000 USD on any one piece. Although patterns are not coins, some did circulate as coins and patterns are often collected along with […]

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Market Whimsy: The Rational Collector, Part 1 – Making a Monster

Imagine that you could have every coin you wanted. What could possibly go wrong? By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …. Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. “Making a Monster” was […]

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Strong Hammer Prices at Goldberg Auction Reflect Early American Copper Market Strength

CoinWeek Auction Analysis ….. Led by the Fred Iskra Collection of Large Cents, copper coins made up more than 600 of the 2,600 lots offered by Goldberg Auctioneers in their September 4-7 Pre-Long Beach Auction. With prices realized ranging from strong to superior, the results are yet another indicator of what CoinWeek’s price analysts have […]

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Eliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction

Even three-and-a-half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible gold coin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stack’s Bowers August 2016 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money United States coins realized over US$13.1 million as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction, which in total […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection What was it like to study the famous Eliasberg Collection before it went up for sale? Louis Eliasberg assembled the first-ever complete collection of U.S. coins by date and mintmark. His collection made national headlines and captured the imagination of generations of coin collectors. […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection What was it like to study the famous Eliasberg Collection before it went up for sale? Louis Eliasberg assembled the first-ever complete collection of U.S. coins by date and mintmark. His collection made national headlines and captured the imagination of generations of coin collectors. […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #27: Q. David Bowers discusses the Famous Eliasberg Collection What was it like to study the famous Eliasberg Collection before it went up for sale? Louis Eliasberg assembled the first-ever complete collection of U.S. coins by date and mintmark. His collection made national headlines and captured the imagination of generations of coin collectors. […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 13: Probable Finest Known ‘Broken 3’ 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar

LOT 3047 – 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar  Broken 3  Mint State-65+ (PCGS) Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #317 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… On Tuesday, February 9, Stack’s Bowers, in cooperation with Sotheby’s, will conduct the third in […]

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Shireman’s Finest Known, Intact Set of Gem Quality, Barber Half Dollars To Be Auctioned

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #307 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The Barber half dollar collection assembled by Dr. Peter Shireman is, by far, the finest intact set that is known to the coin community and was built during a period of more than […]

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Shireman Finest Known Set of Gem Barber Half Dollars To Be Auctioned

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #307 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…..   The Barber half dollar collection assembled by Dr. Peter Shireman is, by far, the finest intact set that is known to the coin community and was built during a period of more than […]

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Exceptional 19th century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #272…. A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds….   In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention will be held from April 22 to 25. In the official auction, which will be […]

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Exceptional 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #272…. A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention will be held from April 22 to 25. In the official auction, which will be conducted […]

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Gem Quality Shield Earring Quarter Pattern Coin to be auctioned at the Central States Coin Convention

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #268 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Broadly defined, a wide variety of items fall into the category of pattern, experimental and trial pieces. Patterns, narrowly defined, are design concepts that should logically have been considered, […]

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First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity, and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy by Q. David Bowers   Q. David […]

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CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. The key business strike in the series is the 1893 San Francisco Mint issue. On Oct. 2, in Las Vegas, Legend […]

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