A superb collection of proof United States Trade Dollars, complete from 1873 through 1885, has been certified and encapsulated by NGC. Each coin carries the pedigree of the BRS Legacy Collection.
Trade Dollars are Superb
superb collection of proof United States Trade Dollars,
complete from 1873 through 1885, has been certified and
encapsulated by NGC. Each coin carries the pedigree of
the BRS Legacy Collection.
Comprising thirteen coins in all, this collection is outstanding
for both its completeness and the amazing overall quality
of the individual specimens. The average grade for this
collection is PF-66, an astonishing achievement given
that this collection includes the extremely rare trade
dollars of 1884 and 1885.
The highest graded piece is the proof-only date of 1879,
which achieved a whopping PF-68 certification from NGC.
It is also one of four entries from this collection bearing
the coveted NGC star designation for outstanding eye appeal.
Another stunning specimen from this collection is the
proof-only 1882 trade dollar, grading PF-67 Ultra Cameo.
the date sequence of proof Trade Dollars from 1873-1883
is considered a major achievement for any collector, but
the owner of the BRS Legacy Collection has also obtained
the exceedingly rare issues of 1884 and 1885, of which
just ten and five examples are known, respectively. Each
of these famed rarities has been certified as PF-63 Cameo.
His 1885 specimen, the rarest of all Trade Dollars and
among the rarest of United States coins, carries a dual
pedigree as a former entry in the legendary Amon Carter
Interested in coin collecting since childhood, the unnamed
owner of the BRS Legacy Collection set aside his hobby
during college and while establishing his business, which
is now a highly respected, national company. His passion
is primarily for 20th Century coins, with a major exception
being Trade Dollars. His passion is so strong that when
he sets out to build a collection, any old coins just
won't do; he insists on the finest and prettiest pieces
known. He will reject a coin if he feels it is even slightly
The BRS Legacy Collection was assembled under the guidance
of Laura Sperber, President of Legend Numismatics in Lincroft,
New Jersey. "Working with BRS has been a thrill," observed
Sperber. "His dedication to his sets and his eye for quality
are rivaled by few collectors and dealers."
NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg was likewise impressed with
the uniformly high quality of this collection. "This is
a very important collection," Salzberg stated. "You can
see that this was a labor of love and took a long time