1885 Trade Dollar

Top 3 Heritage Auction Results at the 2019 FUN Coin Show

By Patrick Ian Perez, Editor

As always, the Heritage Platinum Night U.S. coin auction offered plenty of rarities and famous pieces at the 2019 FUN coin show. Of the 516 lots offered in the sale, the two most talked about in the leadup to the event were certainly the 1884 and 1885 proof Trade dollars. Unsurprisingly, the 1885 was the top lot, selling for $3.96 million. One of just five known, this was the finestknown example, graded by NGC as PR66. Interestingly, this coin, which was previously owned by Louis Eliasberg, had not seen an auction block since the landmark Eliasberg sale in 1997; it has been traded privately since then. Coming in second place in the sale was a PCGS/CAC MS64+ 1793 Chain cent, the AMERI. variety, at $1.5 million, and rounding out the top three was the 1884 proof Trade Dollar, also graded NGC PR66.