Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to offer this MONSTER Chapman Proof for our November Regency Sale. LOT #266 We all unhesitatingly pronounce this coin to be unquestionably the FINEST EVER Chapman Proof that exists.
Full proof mirrors beam endlessly from all over. The mirrors enjoy great clarity and cleanliness. In fact the only mark we can find-is on the holder. All the die polishing marks are as light as we have ever seen (you really need a strong glass to see them). The contrast on this coin is amazing and here too we don’t see why it is not called cameo.
Miss Liberty and every detail are sharply struck. These features also have silvery white frost. The eye appeal is amazing, and your jaw will drop and lock!
It is estimated only 40 were minted by special request by the Chapman Brothers, coin dealers in Philadelphia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like Farran Zerbe, who also had specially issued Morgan dollars in 1921, they had connections in the Philadelphia mint, and they were obliged.
The Chapman Proofs look more like the Proofs that were struck in 1878-1904, while the Zerbe Proofs (which are more “common” have more of a “Specimen” finish.
PCGS 1, NGC 1. We believe this is the same coin as the NGC PR67. And get this-the LAST PR66 to sell, sold for $60,375 in 2000! Think these are incredibly rare or what?
If you are building a top or #1 Proof set, this is your only chance at a great Chapman Proof.
The current Collector Universe Value is $275,000. We can see this coin easily reaching that number. Even if you offered $500,000, you have zero chance of another appearing.
Good luck and be prepared! Cert. Number 35745144 PCGS # 7342
Estimate: 225,000.00 – 275,000.00 USD
Regency Auction 29 – Live Bidding November 15th
Online Bidding Open