Legend Numismatics is proud to announce the completion of the S.L.R. Collection of Proof Liberty Nickels. Not only is this set the #1 All-Time PCGS Registry Set, but with the addition of the finest known 1913 that the collector recently purchased for $4,560,000, it is now the only set that can be called truly the finest complete Proof Liberty Nickel set. History has been made!
Since the creation of the Set Registry at PCGS, the client, who wishes to remain private, has dreamed about assembling this set. The first step became possible at the 2018 ANA when the Eliasberg-Legend-Smith 1913 nickel, graded PCGS PR66 CAC, came up for sale. The final piece came together recently after Legend Numismatics was able to negotiate the purchase of the former #1 PCGS Registry Set and obtained it for the collector, making this the greatest set of Proof Liberty nickels ever assembled.
“Never in my lifetime did I think I think I could be involved in the building of such an amazing set,” declared Laura Sperber, President, and Owner of Legend Numismatics. “I was thrilled to see the extreme excitement that my collector client had when we were able to complete this deal. It is so refreshing to see such enthusiasm. We have been working with this collector for many, many years on different projects, but we have never seen him as happy and as proud as he was when we told him the deal was done!”
“I have been involved in collecting coins for decades and have built many different collections over the years,” said the proud owner. “Being able to own the finest set of Proof Liberty nickels really is a dream come true! I have been working with Laura Sperber for many years, and I am so proud of this important accomplishment we have done together. Without her help and support, I am not sure we would have been able to make this happen.”
Planning is in the works to have this important collection put on display sometime later this year. See the PCGS Set Registry, 1883-1913 for the coins in the set and images, note that we are working on updating all images and coins.
Translated, “I’m extremely wealthy and I have others seek out coins on my behalf and then when found I cut the check and BOOM! I’ve got a world-class coin collection.”
While I never begrudge anyone for wealth and success, please forgive me if I don’t get overly excited about a story like this. For me, and I assume many (or at least some) others, the thrill of coin collecting is the hunt IN COMBINATION WITH working within your means. When your means are unlimited and say, no auction is unwinnable or no coin is out of reach, it’s like B.B. said, the thrill is gone. Just my $0.02.