December Regency Auction X to offer Simpson Barber Dime Collection & Sunset Hill Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars

$1 1893-CC PCGS PR64BM CAC Ex Amon Carter

$1 1893-CC PCGS PR64BM CAC Ex Amon Carter

LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to present their tenth sale, The Regency Auction X, which will be held Thursday, December 18th in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas. In addition to several prestigious collections, this sale includes a total of 338 lots, all carefully vetted by their world class numismatists. The Regency Auction X will be preceded by two full days of lot viewing, and one day of lot viewing by appointment, which the Legend Auctions staff has added for the sale.

“We would like to convey our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far, especially our buyers and consignors.” stated Legend Rare Coin Auctions president Julie Abrams. “Our tenth Regency sale boasts not just one, but two significant collections: The Sunset Hill Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars and The Bob Simpson MS Barber Dime Collection, ranked number one on the PCGS Registry. Additional rarities include the 50C 1873-CC Arrows Multi Strike & Brockage Error Coin and a breathtaking 1795 Draped Bust Dollar. This promises to be a truly memorable sale!“

Just a few of the breathtaking coins offered for sale in The Regency Auction X include:

  • H1C 1793 PCGS AU58BN Ex Troy Wiseman Collection
  • 10C 1894-O PCGS MS66 CAC Ex Eliasberg/Simpson
  • 10C 1895-O PCGS MS66 CAC Ex Simpson
  • 10C 1896-O PCGS MS66+ CAC Ex Pittman/Simpson
  • 10C 1910 PCGS MS68+ CAC Ex Simpson
  • 10C 1911 PCGS MS68+ CAC Ex Simpson
  • 25C 1898 PCGS PR69
  • 50C 1828 Square Base 2 Small 8 Large Letters PCGS MS65 CAC
  • 50C 1873-CC Arrows Mint Error Multi Strike & Brockage PCGS XF45
  • $1 1795 Off Center Draped Bust B-14, BB-51 PCGS MS64
  • T$1 1873 Trade PCGS PR65CAM
  • $1 1891 PCGS MS65DMPL
  • $1 1893 PCGS PR65DCAM CAC
  • $1 1935-S PCGS MS64 CAC
  • $1 1878 7TF Reverse of 1878 PCGS PR65 CAC
  • $1 1893-CC PCGS PR64BM CAC Ex Amon Carter
  • $5 1860-S PCGS AU58
  • $20 1924 PCGS MS66 CAC
  • 5C 1913 J-1950 PCGS PR63 Ex Farouk/Forsythe

Legend Rare Coin Auctions partner Laura Sperber has “handled many great coins and collections throughout my 40 year career, but I was like a kid in a candy store when we were putting this sale together. The Simpson MS Barber Dimes are awesome, the MTA Collection of Half Cents is very cool, and the Sunset Hill Collection of Proof Morgans is incredible. Not to mention the PCGS Bust Dollars, the 1828 Half Dollar, and so many other terrific coins! This really is one of our best sales yet!”

Bidding is now live on the Legend Rare Coin Auctions website. Register and place online pre-bids today at www.legendauctions.com. The Regency Auction X will return to The Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 18th at 5 PM PT / 8 PT ET in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. Lot viewing will also be available by appointment in their New Jersey office until December 11th.

For information about Legend Rare Coin Auctions or consigning to future sales, e-mail Julie Abrams at julie@legendauctions.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendauctions.com.

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The Sunnywood Simpson Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars brings record numbers, as The Regency Auction IX breaks $3 million

$1 1881-S PCGS MS68+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON
$1 1881-S PCGS MS68+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON

LAS VEGAS – Legend Rare Coin Auctions held its third solo sale last Thursday at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, its ninth as the official auctioneer of the PCGS Members Only Show. The Regency Auction IX, which featured the world famous Sunnywood Simpson Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars saw furious pre-bidding and a record number of live internet bidders, who battled with floor and phone bidders for several exciting hours. The 255 lot sale was split into Session I, featuring 123 diverse, high end non Sunnywood pieces, and Session II, which featured 232 Sunnywood Simpson coins and duplicates, all of which exhibited some of the most spectacular toning ever offered at auction.

“This sale was truly a benchmark of quality for the auction house,” stated Devin Healey, Director of Digital Marketing and Auction Operations. “Both the content of the sale, and the intensity of bidding showed that our business model is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Feedback has been glowing. To quote one of our customers: ‘Besides the greatest collection of toned Morgan Dollars in a complete date set…Legend runs the classiest auction possible. From the hotel to lot viewing to individual attention to their accomplished staff.’”

“The Sunnywood Collection was one of the most carefully, expertly, and enthusiastically assembled collections of its era. Individually, many of the coins were amazing, but as a group, they literally took your breath away. Nobody had ever seen a collection of Morgan Dollars that looked like this, and every bidder recognized that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Naturally, that was reflected in the prices realized,” said Julie Abrams, President of Legend Rare Coin Auctions.

Final prices realized were $3,001,455.64 with Buyer’s Premium, and the countless highlights include:

  • Lot 135 – $1 1880-CC PCGS MS66+ CAC EX SONNIER/SIMPSON, $34,075.00
  • Lot 138 – $1 1880-S PCGS MS68 CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $35,250.00
  • Lot 143 – $1 1881-S PCGS MS68+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $45,825.00
  • Lot 148 – $1 1882-S PCGS MS67+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $21,150.00
  • Lot 157 – $1 1885 PCGS MS66 CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $10,281.25
  • Lot 168 – $1 1888-O PCGS MS66+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $20,562.50
  • Lot 175 – $1 1890-CC PCGS MS65+ CAC EX SONNIER/SIMPSON, $27,025.00
  • Lot 180 – $1 1891-CC PCGS MS64+ CAC EX SONNIER/SIMPSON, $10,575.00
  • Lot 185 – $1 1892-O PCGS MS67 CAC EX ELIASBERG/SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $111,625.00
  • Lot 210 – $1 1900-O/CC PCGS MS65+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $10,281.25
  • Lot 216 – $1 1902-O PCGS MS66+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $8,812.50
  • Lot 220 – $1 1903-S PCGS MS67 CAC EX ELIASBERG/SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $73,437.50|
  • Lot 234 – $1 1881-S PCGS MS66+ CAC EX SUNNYWOOD/SIMPSON, $8,812.50

Even over her forty year career, Legend Rare Coin Auctions partner Laura Sperber had “never seen such a complete, colorful, quality oriented Morgan Collection. Both Sunnywood and Bob Simpson did a historically great job building this set and I can’t imagine anyone building anything similar. It blows my mind that an 1880-S PCGS MS68 sold for $23,500.00, and the spectacular $1 1881-S PCGS MS68+, which many people regard as the finest toned dollar on the planet, brought a dizzying $45,825.00!

My jaw hit the floor when I witnessed the 1888-O PCGS MS66+ sell for $21,150.00 in a fast and furious bidding war. There were so many price records either broken or made during the sale, I simply lost track! It’s hard to believe that out of everything I’ve done throughout my career, working on this sale is on the same plateau as buying the $1 1794 Specimen for $10 million!”

Auctioneer Brad Karloff returned to the podium, skillfully calling both auction sessions to the delight of collectors and dealers alike. All prices realized are now available on the Legend Rare Coin Auctions website: www.legendauctions.com.

he next Legend Rare Coin Auctions sale, The Regency Auction X, will return to The Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 18th at the PCGS Members Only Show. The consignment deadline for this sale is November 1st.

For information about Legend Rare Coin Auctions or consigning to future sales, e-mail Julie Abrams at julie@legendauctions.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendauctions.com.

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection and duplicates, boasts numerous other numismatic treasures

$20 1907 High Relief Wire Rim PCGS MS66

$20 1907 High Relief Wire Rim PCGS MS66

LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce The Regency Auction IX featuring The Sunnywood Collection, which will be held October 2nd at the PCGS Members Only Show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. This carefully selected, 255 lot sale will be split into two sessions, with Session I kicking off at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST, and Session II beginning at 6:15 PM PST / 9:15 PM EST. Session II will include both The Sunnywood/Simpson Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars, the world renowned collection that has been honored by PCGS as the “Best Exhibited Set” in 2009, as well as a collection of Sunnywood Duplicates, totaling 131 spectacular Morgan Dollars in all.

Highlighted by the amazing Eliasberg 1893-S and Norweb 1895-O dollars, the finest known 1892-O and 1903-S dollars (both ex Eliasberg), and a number of “monster-toned” MS67 and MS68 coins, the Sunnywood Collection includes this complete Registry set plus many equally beautiful duplicates. The goal of this endeavor was to show the numismatic community that Morgans can be collected with originality and color, and need not be dipped “blast white.” Specifically, the owner has sought to collect gem-quality Morgan dollars with colorful natural toning on the obverse.

Laura Sperber, Legend Auctions partner, “would like to thank our good friend and long time customer, Bob Simpson, for allowing Legend Rare Coin Auctions to sell his cherished Sunnywood/Simpson Collection of toned Morgan Dollars. It is with a heavy heart that Mr. Simpson decided to sell these magnificent coins. He has changed his numismatic collecting focus and believes these great coins should be in more deserving homes. It was at his request that we lot the duplicates after the main collection to make sure everyone had a chance to buy a piece of The Sunnywood Collection!”

The Regency Auction IX boasts numerous, top notch highlights:

  • 1C 1912-D PCGS MS66RD CAC
  • 3CS 1861 PCGS PR66+ Cameo CAC
  • 25C 1796 PCGS VF30 CAC
  • 50C 1897-S PCGS MS66 CAC Ex Duckor/Akers
  • T$1 1876 PCGS PR64 Cameo
  • $20 1907 High Relief Wire Rim PCGS MS66
  • $1 1880-CC PCGS MS66+ CAC Ex Sonnier/Simpson
  • $1 1880-S PCGS MS68 CAC Ex Sunnywood/Simpson
  • $1 1888-O PCGS MS66+ CAC Ex Sunnywood/Simpson
  • $1 1890-CC PCGS MS65 CAC Ex Sonnier/Simpson
  • $1 1892-S PCGS MS63 CAC Ex Sunnywood/Simpson
  • $1 1893-S PCGS MS65 CAC Ex Eliasberg/Sunnywood/Simpson
  • $1 1895-O PCGS MS65 CAC Ex Norweb/Sunnywood/Simpson
  • $1 1903-S PCGS MS67 CAC Ex Eliasberg/Sunnywood/Simpson

Legend Rare Coin Auctions president Julie Abrams is “proud to present an auction on par with excellence. We’ve dedicated this sale to the greatness of coin collecting, the passion of collectors, and of course, the great coins offered here.”

Bidding is now live on the Legend Rare Coin Auctions website. Register and place online pre-bids today at www.legendauctions.com. The Regency Auction IX will return to The Bellagio in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 2nd at the PCGS Members Only Show. Lot viewing will be available by appointment until September 25th.

For information about Legend Rare Coin Auctions or consigning to future sales, e-mail Julie Abrams at juliea@legendauctions.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendauctions.com.

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions to proud to announce the consignment of the world famous Sunnywood Collection to the October Regency Auction IX

LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce that they have been consigned The Simpson Sunnywood Collection of toned Morgan Dollars in their upcoming October 2nd Regency Auction IX. This world renowned collection was honored by PCGS as the “Best Exhibited Set” in 2009.

Highlighted by the amazing Eliasberg 1893-S and Norweb 1895-O dollars, the finest known 1892-O and 1903-S dollars (both ex Eliasberg), and a number of “monster-toned” MS67 and MS68 coins, the Sunnywood Collection includes this complete Registry set plus many equally beautiful duplicates. The goal of this endeavor was to show the numismatic community that Morgans can be collected with originality and color, and need not be dipped “blast white.” Specifically, the owner has sought to collect gem-quality Morgan dollars with colorful natural toning on the obverse.

The Sunnywood Collection has tried to strike a balance between color and technical grade; thus Registry ranking has sometimes been sacrificed for the sake of eye appeal. Each toned coin has a very distinctive appearance and personality that results from its decades of history. The result is a fascinating collection with great eye appeal that was highly challenging to assemble. Many common dates can be found with dramatic and vibrant multi-colored rainbow Mint bag toning. Among these, there are also coins that can be found with fascinating patterns acquired from contact with the burlap canvas of the Mint bags (“textile toners”), or with roll-paper toning acquired by coins at the ends of bank-wrapped rolls (“end rollers”). For many other dates, however, it becomes a challenge to find any attractive original examples. Some of the rarer dates are virtually unknown in mint state with nice natural color; in those cases original specimens from the great collections such as Eliasberg and Norweb are the Holy Grail. Sunnywood considers the “Basic Set” to be exactly 100 coins: the 97 included here by PCGS, plus the three significant hub varieties (1878 Rev. of ’79, 1879-S Rev. of ’78, and 1880/79-CC Rev. of ’78).

While the entire Sunnywood Collection is something to behold, it includes several gorgeous, top notch highlights:

  • $1 1893-S PCGS MS65 CAC Ex Eliasberg
  • $1 1879 PCGS MS66 CAC
  • $1 1880-CC PCGS MS66+ CAC Ex Sonnier
  • $1 1880-S PCGS MS68 CAC
  • $1 1888-O PCGS MS66+ CAC
  • $1 1890-CC PCGS MS65 CAC Ex Sonnier
  • $1 1894 PCGS MS65 CAC
  • $1 1898 PCGS MS65 CAC
  • $1 1902-O PCGS MS66+ CAC
  • $1 1903-S PCGS MS67 CAC Ex Eliasberg

 

$1 1893-S PCGS MS65 CAC Ex Eliasberg

$1 1893-S PCGS MS65 CAC Ex Eliasberg

 

Legend Rare Coin Auctions partner Laura Sperber was “honored when Mr. Simpson told me he was consigning The Sunnywood Collection to our next sale. This is no ordinary set. These coins offer both breathtaking color and the utmost quality. Personally, I haven’t even been able to look at other Morgans since I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this collection in our office! If you love toned Morgans, you can’t miss this sale!”

Starting today, you can preview The Sunnywood Collection highlights on the Legend Rare Coin Auctions website: www.legendauctions.com. Keep checking back for more highlights and the full sale to be posted in the coming weeks.

The Regency Auction IX will return to The Bellagio in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 2nd at the PCGS Members Only Show. Lot viewing will be available at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo, and by appointment. For information about Legend Rare Coin Auctions or consigning to future sales, e-mail Julie Abrams at juliea@legendauctions.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendauctions.com.

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ first solo sale excites with over $2.25 million, as gold and the Simpson Collections bring big numbers

LAS VEGAS – Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up The Regency Auction VIII in Las Vegas last Thursday, their first since parting ways with Morphy Auctions. Veteran auctioneer Brad Karloff joined the Legend Auctions team for the first time, calling 232 lots in just under two hours. A packed house battled with enthusiastic phone and internet bidders, with buyers taking home nearly all of the Regency offering.

Julie Abrams, Legend Rare Coin Auctions President, “could not have been happier with the results of this auction, our most spectacular to date in terms of prestige and quality. With the first auction under our new company, we have hit our stride of what I think is the perfect formula: small boutique auctions with the highest quality coins and personalized customer service at every level. Both our buyers and consignors were very vocal about the quality of the presentation, our new auction platform, and most importantly, how pleased they were with the results.”

Prices realized were $2,259,072.66 with Buyer’s Premium, including a number of fantastic highlights:

  • Lot 64 – 10C 1837 NO STARS PCGS PR64 CAC EX SIMPSON, $20,562.50
  • Lot 67 – 10C 1844 PCGS PR65 CAC EX SIMPSON, $55, 812.50
  • Lot 80 – 10C 1860 PCGS PR68 CAMEO CAC EX SIMPSON, $18,212.50
  • Lot 92 – 10C 1873 NO ARROWS CLOSED 3 NGC PR66 CAMEO, $6,462.50
  • Lot 110 – 10C 1891 PCGS PR67+ CAMEO CAC EX SIMPSON, $8,812.50
  • Lot 173 – 1856 H1C-$1 NGC PR65-68 CAMEO PROOF SET EX SIMPSON, $499,375.00
  • Lot 174 – 1857 H1C-$1 NGC PR64-PR67 PROOF SET EX SIMPSON, $217,355.00
  • Lot 178 – G$1 1903 LOUISIANA PURCHASE MCKINLEY PCGS MS67 CAC, $7,050.00
  • Lot 186 – $3 1858 NGC AU55 CAC, $5,875.00
  • Lot 192 – $5 1908 INDIAN PCGS MS67, $66,975.00
  • Lot 212 – 50C 1920 MAINE PCGS MS67+ CAC, $17,625.00
  • Lot 217 – 25C 1870 J-895 PCGS PR67 CAMEO CAC, $9,400.00

Legend Auctions partner Laura Sperber was “thrilled to see so many record prices set on the Simpson Proof Seated Dimes. Watching the bidding war that drove the 1860 Seated Dime to a record $18,812.00 was exciting to say the least, and seeing the 1856 Proof Set sell for nearly $500,000.00 was a dream come true for me. Overall, the prices realized exceeded my expectations and there is no question that the market for quality rare coins is alive and well.” In addition, Sperber said she was “humbled by the intense collector participation in the sale, with over 85% was sold direct to collectors.”

“We were ecstatic with how the new platform performed throughout the entire Regency Auction VIII process,” remarked Devin Healey, Director of Digital Marketing & Auction Operations. “AuctionFlex and Bidopia have all but eliminated any of the issues some bidders experienced in previous sales. Hundreds of new registrations and unique bidders combined for a really terrific sale. We’re looking forward to improving the user experience even further in subsequent sales.”

All prices realized are posted on the Legend Rare Coin Auctions website: www.legendauctions.com.

The next Legend Rare Coin Auctions sale, The Regency Auction IX, will return to The Bellagio in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 2nd at the PCGS Members Only Show. Lot viewing will be available at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo, and by appointment.

For information about Legend Rare Coin Auctions or consigning to future sales, e-mail Julie Abrams at juliea@legendauctions.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendauctions.com.

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions presents a legendary offering with The Regency Auction VIII

LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is prepping for their first sale since dropping the “-Morphy” and returns to the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian/The Palazzo in Las Vegas for The Regency Auction VIII. This sale boasts 232 lots and some of Bob Simpson’s most sought after sets and collections. The auction will be preceded by two days of lot viewing, with live bidding starting at 5 p.m. PT on July 17th.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions president Julie Abrams is “proud to present our finest sale ever, complete with 232 exciting, high quality lots. We rejected over sixty coins for this auction, proving our commitment to offering you only the most exclusive, top caliber sales, so you’ll never have to think twice about bidding. Our boutique style auctions, offering less than 500 lots per sale, have definitely captured the collecting public’s interest. In our May Regency Auction VII, we sold 87% of lots to collectors. We know you’ll be impressed with this sale!”

THE SIMPSON COLLECTIONS

Long time Legend friend and customer Bob Simpson is cleaning house and has chosen Legend Rare Coin Auctions to sell his extras and duplicates.

Even as duplicates, The Simpson Proof Seated Dime Collection rivals any ever built. Mr. Simpson is keeping his primary set of 1860-1891 Proof Dimes and the unquestionable star of this fantastic collection is the 10C 1876-CC PCGS SP66+ BM CAC. Other highlights of the collection include:

  • 10C 1840 No Drapery PCGS PR64 CAC Ex Eliasberg
  • 10C 1842 PCGS PR65 CAC
  • 10C 1860 PCGS PR68 CAMEO CAC
  • 10C 1889 PCGS PR67+ CAMEO CAC

It’s clear that the Simpson 1856-1859 Matched Original Proof Set Collection is a world-class numismatic treasure. Each set was purchased directly from the Mint and remained with the same family until 2000. This is the first time these sets have ever been publicly offered. LRCA partner Laura Sperber claims that “even if you aren’t planning to bid on them, you should make every effort to see them in person. They’re that special.”

A number of other spectacular offerings include:

  • 1C 1798 S-179 2nd Hair Style PCGS MS64BN CAC Ex Ralls Collection
  • H10C 1865 PCGS PR67 CAC
  • $10 1907 Indian No Motto PCGS MS67 CAC
  • 50C 1920 Maine PCGS MS67+ CAC

Laura Sperber “wishes we could list all 232 lots here, but urges interested bidders to browse our online catalog, as there are coins to fit every taste and budget.”

The 232 lot sale will be live on the Legend Rare Coin Auctions website within the next week, with the auction commencing at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, June 17th in the Delfino # 4003 room of The Venetian/The Palazzo, 3255 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Additional bidding methods include absentee, phone and live internet bidding via the LRCA website, www.legendauctions.com.

For more information, including information on consigning to upcoming sales, please e-mail Julie Abrams at julie@legendauctions.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendauctions.com.

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Legend-Morphy drops the “Morphy”, as The Regency Auction VII realizes just over $1.6 million, with rare gold and the GSA Morgan Dollar Collection garnering strong bids

LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions ended their partnership with Morphy Auctions last Thursday in Las Vegas, rolling out both their largest sale to date and the first of many scheduled programming upgrades. The 487 lot Regency Auction VII saw feverish floor, phone, absentee, and internet bidding, with pre-bids pouring in all the way up til the start of the exciting three and a half hour sale. Dan Morphy returned to the podium to call the sale.

“This auction marks our seventh Regency Auction as the official auctioneer of the PCGS Members Only Show” said Legend-Morphy president Julie Abrams. “The results and reactions from bidders, buyers, and consignors make it clear that we’ve been able to create the premiere boutique auction company with sales that contain only the freshest, highest quality coins. Our July 17th auction will prove to be even more exciting in this regard. I encourage everyone to go to our website for details, it will not disappoint.”

Total prices realized were $1,644,216.36 with Buyer’s Premium, including numerous highlights:

  • Lot 12 – 1C 1943 BRONZE MINT ERROR PCGS AU55 CAC, $329,000.00

  • Lot 151 – 20C 1875 PCGS PR66 CAM EX COL GREEN/NEWMAN, $18,800.00

  • Lot 172 – 25C 1901 PCGS PR66+CAM CAC EX NEWMAN, $7,050.00

  • Lot 190 – 50C 1862 PCGS PR67 CAM, $35,250.00

  • Lot 207 – 50C 1921 PCGS MS65+ CAC, $28,200.00

  • Lot 264 – $1 1892-O PCGS MS65+ CAC, $17,625.00

  • Lot 276 – $1 1878-CC GSA FLAT PACK RAW, $4,406.25

  • Lot 377 – $1 1890-CC GSA NGC MS64, $11,750.00

  • Lot 384 – G$1 1853 PCGS MS67 CAC EX SIMPSON, $22,325.00

  • Lot 399 – $3 1882 PCGS MS67 EX SIMPSON, $94,000.00

  • Lot 402 – $5 1818 PCGS AU55 CAC HARRY BASS, $30,550.00

  • Lot 428 – $10 1844 PCGS AU55, $19,975.00

  • Lot 435 – $10 1905 PCGS MS67 CAC EX SIMPSON/HALL, $58,750.00

Legend-Morphy partner Laura Sperber was “very pleased with the results of the sale. Bidding was very active in all areas, and we saw a huge number of unique bidders. Legend Rare Coin Auctions would like to congratulate the new owner to the famous 1943 Bronze Cent Mint Error PCGS AU55 CAC, which brought $329,000.00, as they now own one of the rarest, most famous U.S. rarities in existence!

The $5 1818 PCGS AU55 CAC Harry Bass realized $30,550.00 after an absolute bidding war, and deservedly so. Nice Early Gold pieces like that do not appear very frequently. The GSA Morgan Dollar Collection also didn’t disappoint. Most pieces went for strong numbers and had numerous aggressive internet bidders.”

All prices realized are posted on the Legend-Morphy website: www.legendauctions.com.

Additionally,  this was the first sale to utilize AuctionFlex’s Bidopia, a new and improved online bidding platform from Legend-Morphy’s last several sales. “We were really pleased with the results. Not only were we able to put on our largest sale to date, the programming upgrades helped make this sale as problem free and seamless as we could have hoped for,” stated Devin Healey, Legend-Morphy Director of Digital Marketing & Auction Operations. “We’re confident that not only the content, but also the technical aspects of our sales, will continue to improve for bidders.”

The Regency Auction VII will be the final sale under the “Legend-Morphy” banner. Beginning with the July 17 Regency Auction VIII, the auction house will officially be known as “Legend Rare Coin Auctions.” The entire Legend-Morphy team “would like to thank Morphy Auctions for all their hard work and dedication over the past two years, as we could never have grown such a successful auction house without them. It’s just time for us to move in a new direction.”The Regency Auction VIII, the first offered by Legend Rare Coin Auctions, will be held Thursday, July 17 at the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Lot viewing will be held June 25 – 27 at the Spring Baltimore Expo.

For information about Legend Rare Coin Auctions or consigning to future sales, e-mail Julie Abrams at juliea@legendmorphy.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendauctions.com.

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Back again: The Regency Auction VII is Legend-Morphy’s largest, most diverse sale to date

LINCROFT, NJ – Legend-Morphy returns to the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian/The Palazzo in Las Vegas for its Regency Auction VII, with 487 spectacular lots and numerous high end collections. As usual, the auction will be preceded by two days of lot viewing, with live bidding starting at 5 p.m. PT on May 22nd.

“This sale also marks the first phase of our programming upgrades. As promised, we have been working diligently to improve our software in order to bring you the most seamless, bidder friendly auction experience possible,” stated Devin Healey, Legend-Morphy’s Director of Digital Marketing & Auction Operations. “Be sure to browse both the catalog and our website, as we have plenty of great coins for you to bid on!”

Julie Abrams, president of Legend-Morphy, is “very pleased with the makeup of this sale, which is our largest ever. This sale offers 487 handpicked lots, including the GSA Morgan Dollar Collection, The Little Silver Collection, Wild West Buffalo Nickel Collection, RYK Collection, and a group of breathtaking gold nuggets.”

This auction is packed with outstanding coins. Here are a few of the collections we are offering:

  • The Wild West Buffalo Nickel Collection – Assembled by an eagle eyed Buffalo Nickel collector, these coins are all housed in old PCGS holders and have never been resubmitted to PCGS or submitted to CAC. Duplicates are included.
  • The Little Silver Collection – Ranked number two on the PCGS Registry, this Three Cent Silver collection was assembled exclusively with the assistance of Legend Numismatics’ Laura Sperber. This is the ultimate in quality and eye appeal and is being offered as a set only.
  • The GSA Collection – This amazing 106 lot collection of Carson City Morgan Dollars exhibits amazing, original color! The consignor painstakingly assembled the collection over a period of twenty years, and each coin was handpicked for its color and quality.

Other highlights include:

  • 1794 H1C PCGS MS65BN CAC
  • 1943 1C Bronze PCGS AU55 CAC
  • 1805 10C 4 Berries JR-2 PCGS MS66
  • 1864 25C PCGS PR67
  • 1887-O $1 PCGS MS65+ CAC
  • 1905 $10 PCGS MS67 CAC Ex Simpson / Hall

Legend-Morphy partner Laura Sperber believes that “our auctions have come a long way since our premiere sale in 2012. The last sale drew several hundred aggressive bidders and thousands of followers, with results equaling that of any of any major auction house.” Sperber goes on to say that this “sale is balanced with exciting rarities in a range of different denominations and values for all collectors to enjoy. We strongly suggest you or your representative contact us to view the coins prior to the auction.”

The 487 lot sale is now live on the Legend-Morphy website, with the auction commencing at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, May 22nd in the Sands Expo Meeting Room # 405 room of The Venetian/The Palazzo, 3255 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Additional bidding methods include absentee, phone and live internet bidding via the Legend-Morphy website, www.legendmorphy.com.

For more information on our upcoming Regency Auction VIII, including information on consigning, please e-mail Julie Abrams at juliea@legendmorphy.com, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendmorphy.com.

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Legend-Morphy’s sixth Regency sale excites with over $2.5 million, brings big numbers on gold

LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions started off 2014 strong, with their sixth Regency Sale wrapping up last Thursday night at the PCGS Members Only Show in Las Vegas. Online pre-bidding drove up prices, resulting in stellar numbers across the board. A packed house, frenzied phone bidding, and live online bidding made for an exciting 3+ hour sale. Auctioneer Ron Guth returned to the podium and did a dutiful job setting the pace.

Julie Abrams, president of Legend-Morphy, was thrilled with the sale. “We’re excited to have been able to start off the new year with such an impressive offering and outstanding results. We can only hope that the rest of 2014 brings as much success as The Regency Auction VI.”

Total prices realized were $2,546,571.63, with numerous stand outs:


  • Lot 1 – 1c 1793 Wreath Vine/Bars PCGS XF40 CAC, $22,325.00
  • Lot 66 – 10c 1880 PCGS PR67 Cameo CAC, $7,050.00
  • Lot 95 – 25c 1863 PCGS PR66+ CAC, $21,150.00
  • Lot 123 – 25c 1896 PCGS PR67 DCameo CAC, $9,987.50
  • Lot 174 – 50c 1938 PCGS PR67+ CAC, $4,406.25
  • Lot 201 – $1 1880-S PCGS MS66 CAC Ex Sonnier, $5,875.00
  • Lot 306 – 1c – $1 1860 Proof Set PCGS CAC, $61,687.50
  • Lot 315 – $2 1/2 1796 No Stars PCGS AU58, $182,125.00
  • Lot 330 – $5 1853-C PCGS MS64 CAC, $64,625.00
  • Lot 339 – $10 1900 PCGS MS65, $11,162.50
  • Lot 340 – $10 1904-O PCGS MS65 CAC, $28,200.00
  • Lot 381 – 50c 1879 J-1597 PCGS PR66 Cameo CAC, $30,550.00

Legend-Morphy partner Laura Sperber “would like to thank everyone who helped make The Regency Auction VI such a success. For a smaller, 381 lot sale, we had 119 successful winning bidders plus hundreds more watching live during the sale. Prices realized were not only impressive, but met or exceeded prices realized by similar coins at any major auction house!”

Sperber went on the say that “the Proof Sets really did well in this sale and there was some very exciting bidding on the 1860 Matched Original Proof Set. In addition, a number of gold pieces met or exceeded our already lofty expectations. This sale was a promising start to 2014, and it bodes well for ushering Legend-Morphy into its second full year.”

All prices realized are posted on the Legend-Morphy website: www.legendmorphy.com.

The next Legend-Morphy sale, The Regency Auction VII will be held Thursday, May 22 at the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian in Las Vegas. They will be accepting consignments through mid-March.

For information about Legend-Morphy, e-mail Julie Abrams at
juliea@legendmorphy.com
, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendmorphy.com

Starting off strong: Legend-Morphy begins 2014 with a stellar offering for their February Regency Auction VI

DENVER, PA – Legend-Morphy begins 2014 with its first of five scheduled Regency Auctions, once again being held during the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian/The Palazzo in Las Vegas. The auction will be preceded by two days of lot viewing, with live bidding starting at 6 p.m. PT on February 13th.

Julie Abrams, president of Legend-Morphy, states that “The Regency Auction VI offers 381 handpicked coins. In keeping with our high standards, we rejected well over 100 coins, which only goes to show that we are committed to avoiding inferior items and keeping our sales at a boutique size, so you can bid with complete confidence.”

This impressive sale includes many noteworthy lots, including the following collections:

The Simpson Seated Quarter Duplicates: Many of which are duplicates from the Greenwich Collection, the #1 PCGS Registry Set.

The Blazing Peace Dollar Collection: A group of 52 Peace Dollars all graded between MS64 and MS66+. Each is high end, lustrous, sharply struck, and has only been submitted to PCGS once.

The Abe “Bear” Grundstein Partial Box: All high quality, eye appealing coins from his famed “Box of 20.”

A number of gorgeous Proof Sets:


  • 1/2C – $1 1857 Proof Set PCGS CAC
  • 1C – $1 1860 Proof Set PCGS CAC
  • 1C – $1 1867 Proof Set PCGS CAC
  • 1C – 50C 1937 Proof Set PCGS CAC
  • 1C – 50C 1942 Proof Set PCGS CAC


Just a few additional highlights include:


  • 25C 1822 PCGS PR65 CAC Ex Pittman
  • 25C 1827/3 Restrike PCGS PR66 CAC
  • $1 1853 PCGS MS65+ CAC
  • $1 1873 Motto PCGS MS66 CAC
  • G$1 1859 PCGS PR66 DCAM
  • $2.5 1796 PCGS AU58
  • $5 1853-C PCGS MS64 CAC

Legend-Morphy partner Laura Sperber assures that “these are just a few of the special coins we are offering in The Regency Auction VI, and that there are many more spectacular coins for all tastes and budgets!” Sperber went on to suggest that “you or your representative view the coins either in Legend-Morphy’s Denver, PA offices at your earliest convenience, or during lot viewing in Las Vegas prior to the sale.”

The 381 lot sale is now live on the Legend-Morphy website, with the auction commencing at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, February 13th in the Veronese #2401A room of The Venetian/The Palazzo, 3255 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Additional bidding methods include absentee, phone and live internet bidding via the Legend-Morphy website, www.legendmorphy.com. The Buyer’s Fee for The Regency Auctions is 17.5%.

For information about Legend-Morphy or on any lot in the sale, e-mail Julie Abrams at
juliea@legendmorphy.com
, call 845-430-4378, or visit www.legendmorphy.com