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Hidden Treasures Unveiled: The Henry Chapman Collection of $1 Gold Coins

In a thrilling revelation for numismatists and collectors alike, Matador Rare Coins has unveiled The Henry Chapman Collection of $1 Gold Coins, previously stored away for over a century in Philadelphia bank vaults and safe deposit boxes. This exceptional collection, assembled by the legendary Philadelphia dealer Henry Chapman, comprises 51 Liberty Head and Indian Princess Head dollars struck between 1849 and 1889, along with eight U.S. commemorative gold dollars from the early 20th century.

The collection, now described as a national treasure, has been securely held by a Philadelphia area family for generations. What the current owners initially thought might be worth $50,000 is now insured for a staggering $2 million, according to Luis Martinez, founder and president of Matador Rare Coins.

Henry Chapman himself began assembling this extraordinary collection in 1899 for a banking family, and the coins have remained in their possession ever since. The set includes several coins considered among the finest known examples of their kind today, boasting specimens from various U.S. mints, including Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Martinez expressed his awe and excitement upon reviewing the coins, noting their remarkable eye appeal and historical significance. Each coin is now certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), with the Chapman pedigree indicated on the encapsulated insert label.

Stephanie Sabin, President of PCGS, highlighted the historic significance of uniting these coins with their impressive pedigree, emphasizing the importance of preserving both the coins themselves and their rich history.

Among the highlights of the collection are several coins graded at the finest known tier, including an 1863 gold dollar graded PCGS MS68 CAC, an 1881 graded PCGS PR66 Deep Cameo, an 1884 graded PCGS PR67+ Cameo CAC, and an 1887 gold dollar graded PCGS MS67+ CAC.

The commemorative gold coins within the collection also add to its allure, with notable examples such as the 1903 Louisiana Purchase McKinley and the 1915-S Panama-Pacific, both graded at the finest known tier.

This unveiling has left even seasoned experts astounded, with John Albanese, founder of CAC, expressing his surprise and delight at encountering these long-concealed treasures.

The Chapman brothers, Henry and Samuel Hudson (S.H.), were pivotal figures in the numismatic world, and this collection stands as a testament to their legacy and influence.

For those eager to learn more about The Henry Chapman Collection of $1 Gold Coins, additional information will be released soon by Matador Rare Coins. In the meantime, interested parties can contact Matador Rare Coins or visit their website for further details.

Prepare to be captivated by the allure of these hidden treasures, as the story of The Henry Chapman Collection of $1 Gold Coins continues to unfold.

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