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The 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Posted by on 18 August 2018

What an amazingly active ANA show! Thank you to everyone who came over to the table over the course of the week. While attendance seemed lighter, all the major collectors were there. We had such a great time meeting and talking with clients old and new about our upcoming auctions. No question the amazing Konsatine Set was a hit. 

 A REMINDER OUR PREMIER SESSIONS SALE CLOSES TOMORROW STARTING 9 PM. CHECK IT OUT NOW! 

 THE MARKET:

 First let us congratulate our parent company Legend  Numismatics  and our partner, Bruce Morelan (along with the long time Legend customer) on the purchase of the amazing Eliasberg 1913 nickel, which is the finest of the 5 minted, graded PCGS PR66 CAC.

The massive ANA auctions were mixed. Fresh, quality rare coins sold very well, bringing strong prices. But, coins that were off quality were very mixed and spotty. It also didn’t help that gold dropped over $20 an ounce earlier in the week. But collectors took advantage and added coins to their collections. For more info, you should check out our sister firm, Legend Numismatics’ market report.

REGENCY AUCTION 28.

 We had highlights of our September Regency Auction 28 on display, including highlights from the Konstantine Collection. Big crowds we standing around looking at the coins. The Konstantine coins were among the most talked about display at the show! Bust half dollar collectors from all over the country got their first chance to look at this historic offering. In fact we did have a special preview event that was very well attended on Wednesday evening. The Bust half collecting world is now waiting with restless anticipation until the auction on September 26.

 Today was the consignment deadline. We are coming home with over 150 hand selected rare coins for the sale. We screened over a hundred other coins that did not make the cut. We are very happy with the quality of the coins we will be offering and there are many really important and interesting coins in all series.

Just a few of the highlights  we picked up at the show include:

 1C 1794 Head of 1794, S-32. PCGS MS65+ RB

5C 1926-S PCGS MS65+ CAC

10C 1874-CC Arrows. PCGS XF45

10C 1923 PCGS MS68 FB CAC

50C 1830 O-101. Small 0. PCGS MS66 CAC Ex Eliasberg

50C 1929-D PCGS MS67+ CAC

$1 1903-S PCGS MS66+ CAC

$1 1892 PCGS PR67+ CAC

$2.50 1900 PCGS PR67+ CAM CAC

$5 1871-CC PCGS AU55

$20 1907 High Relief- Wire Edge. PCGS MS64 CAC

50C 1879 J-1529 PR67 CAM CAC

Stay tuned as we catalog and photograph all the coins and update the site with the coins. We should have everything posted, in sale order, by the end of the week. Be sure to start your watch list soon! 

AUGUST PREMIER SESSION.

 BID NOW! The sale closes tomorrow night beginning at 9pm. Despite being open during the massive ANA auctions, the bidding action has been intense! As we expected the Peace Dollar collection is being very actively bid on with strong prices already being attained on many of the coins. The fresh group of Toned Morgan dollars is also seeing lots of action. Be sure to get your bids in NOW! 

 SEPTEMBER PREMIER SESSION:

 You have only a few days left to consign! We need all coins in house by Wednesday. Talk to Julie or Jessica to get your coins included! If you have been participating in our Premier Sessions auctions, you know that the same numismatic experts that vet and describe the coins in the Regency Auctions, work on every coin in the Premier Sessions. If you have not consigned to one, September’s session has many great coins to consign along side. Julie and Jessica are there to work with you from start to finish, and the Premier Sessions are governed by some of the BEST terms in the business! See what makes Legend’s Premier Sessions different from EVERY OTHER internet auction!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Julie Abrams ([email protected]); Jessica Berkman ([email protected]), or Greg Cohen ([email protected]). 

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Pre-ANA Market Report.

Posted by on 10 August 2018

BANG! Out of the gate there was a rush of bidders registering for the August Premier Session within the first hour that the sale was posted. Featuring a total of 154 high power lots, including a great set of Peace dollars (all PCGS and mostly CAC) and lots of gold, there really will be something to delight any collector! Just take a look at this partial list of highlights:

 1C   1909 V.D.B. PCGS MS67+ RD CAC

H10C  1837 NO STARS PCGS MS66 CAC

25C  1887 PCGS MS66 CAC

50C  1938-D PCGS MS66+ CAC

$1   1860 PCGS PR64 CAMEO CAC

$2.50  1911-D STRONG D. PCGS  AU55 CAC

$5  1906  PCGS MS66 CAC

$10  1909-S PCGS MS64 CAC

$20  1897s PCGS MS64+ CAC

$20  1906-D PCGS MS64 CAC

$20  1906-S PCGS MS64 CAC

WOW! With highlights like that, you know the other coins are also going to be high end and very special, clearly DIFFERENT from what you usually see in internet based auctions! Every coin was personally vetted and approved by our expert, world class staff of numismatic experts. The sale is NOW OPEN and closes Sunday, August 19 starting at 9pm.

See highlights at the ANA auction next week. LRCA will be at tables 523, 525, 527.

Speaking of ANA—The biggest show of the year is next week already! It is also our LAST CALL for consignments to the Regency Auction 28. It is our second 2-day auction, with Half Dollars being the focus of the auction on Wednesday, September 26. If you have half dollars of any kind, you will want your coins to be a part of this important numismatic event! Anchored by the #1 PCGS Set of Red Book Variety Capped Bust half dollars, the Konstantine Set is a world class offering, the first time a COMPLETE set has been sold via public auction. Here is a selection of Konstantine Highlights:

  • 1807 O-111B. The Bearded Goddess. PCGS AU53 CAC
  • 1812/1 O-101A. Large 8. PCGS AU50
  • 1815/2 O-101A. PCGS MS63
  • 1817/4 O-102. PCGS VF35 Ex Pogue
  • 1830 O-114. Large Letters Reverse. PCGS XF45

 

There is also an amazing selection of MONSTER Commem halves, fresh to the market! Thursday, September 27 will feature the rest of the Regency Auction. Featuring the Legend Collection of Proof 2 Cent Pieces (all PCGS/CAC PR66 RB) being sold as a single lot and the #5 Mercury Dime Set, the Hallett Collection.

Here is just a random selection of highlights of coins already consigned:

 50C 1928 HAWAIIAN PCGS MS66+

50C 1923-S MONROE PCGS MS64+ CAC

50C 1936 WISCONSIN PCGS MS68+ CAC

1/2C 1848 ORIGINAL PCGS PR65 RB CAC

L1C 1801 3 ERRORS PCGS AU53 CAC

10C 1823/2 SMALL E's PCGS MS64+ CAC

10C 1923-S PCGS MS66 FB

10C 1840 NO DRAPERY PCGS PR64 CAC Ex Eliasberg-Simpson

25C 1916 STANDING LIBERTY PCGS MS67FH

$1 1869 PCGS PR65 DCAM

$2.50 1890 PCGS PR66 DCAM CAC

$3 1879 PCGS MS66

50C 1877 J-1503. PCGS PR63 CAM

 

Come to the tables to discuss consigning with Julie, Greg, or Jessica. All three will be a the show to accept your consignments, and they all look forward to meeting with you and reviewing your coins. Let the LRCA team present your coins in our Regency 28 Auction! We offer a great boutique venue with the BEST coins anywhere! Let us show you why LRCA gets such great prices and what makes us different! We will be at the ANA tables 523, 525, 527.

 

 

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions' August 3rd Market Report

Posted by on 3 August 2018

Let us start by thanking everyone who made last week’s Regency Auction 27 a huge success, with 91% of the lots sold going directly to collectors! With a week passed, we have had a chance to review the results. The observations made here are generalizations of what we see happening in the overall market for U.S. rare coins.

First, PCGS/CAC coins are experiencing the highest amount of demand. The biggest buyers are demanding these, thus prices have remained strong and have gotten stronger. As these coins disappear into the “giant black hole” of collections, prices will keep going up when great examples come to the market. Coins that are not PCGS/CAC are seeing more mixed results. Quality and eye appeal is KEY. Legend Rare Coin Auctions strives to offer only the very best quality examples in our sales. That is why we vet, or perhaps a better term is “curate” the consignments to our sales. No other auction firm does that! That is what makes our boutique auctions (whether Regency or Premier Session) different, you know that the quality has been approved by a team of bourse floor trained experts—you really can bid with confidence!

When a great collection is consigned, the specialists flock! Take a look at the results of the RanJack Morgan dollars we just sold. The room was standing room only for those coins. Fierce bidding wars broke out over many of the coins, with collectors bidding beyond moon money for many coins. We noticed that collectors were actively bidding on patterns from the Steven Cook Collection. While not the highest grade coins, these were in the price range for many numismatists, and we had a record number of winning bidders for patterns, including first time buyers, and old timers we have not seen in a long time. When people who were active years ago come back into a market, you know that now is the time to start a collection.

 

Looking out over the next few weeks, the ANA show, the biggest and traditionally most important coin show of the year is coming up. We have reviewed the auction catalogs that are being put out for that one event. With the sheer volume of material coming out—U.S., World, Ancient Coins and U.S. and World Paper money auctions—how many acres of forest were cut just for the printing of those phone books. There are well over 16,000 lots being sold over the course of ANA week! How can anyone focus on the all of the auctions AND a bourse floor. Clearly coins will fall through the cracks. Not only that, but there are so many lower quality coins between the good coins. Who wants to sift through hundreds of coins to find the few ones to focus on?

 At the ANA, you will see the difference. Come to our table, we will have on display highlights of our September Regency Auction. Anchored by the Kontantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars (see press release below) and the Hallett Collection of Mercury Dimes, each of these sets was assembled by dedicated collectors. They were not just buying grades on plastic. Other great highlights will also be on display. Compare what is in our Regency Auction, to what is in your typical coin auction, let us say, there really is a difference!

 Consignments are still being accepted for the September Regency Auction, but space is limited and quickly filling up. See us at the ANA to consign, Julie, Greg, and Jessica will be at tables 523, 525, 527 and walking the floor accepting consignments. We will begin posting highlights shortly, so be prepared to be amazed!

 

August Premier Session is going to be posted on August 9 for bidding. This has a great selection of coins at all price points from around $500 to $12,000 and has a great selection of collector oriented coins. We are offering a complete set of Peace dollars, all graded by PCGS and most are CAC. Not only that, but quality and eye appeal wise, they are all there and then some. Every coin has been vetted by Laura Sperber and approved by her for inclusion in the sale. You know that even if a coin in the sale is not CAC it has passed muster by her. You know how tough she can be!

 

 Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Offer The Konstantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars, the #1 Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars with Major Varieties, 1807-1836 on the PCGS Set Registry.

Fabulous collection features many Condition Census and Finest Known examples.

(Lincroft, NJ—July 30, 2018)—Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announces with great honor and pride that the Kontantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars will be auctioned in Regency Auction 28, on September 26, 2018, the official auction of the PCGS Members Show. Anchoring the firm’s second two-day Regency Auction, this world class collection was very carefully assembled by a very astute specialist collector over several years. The Konstanine Collection includes many finest known or high Condition Census pieces, many pedigreed to some of the greatest collections ever assembled. The composition for the Registry Set is made up of the 73 major varieties of Capped Bust half dollar listed in A Guide Book of United States Coins, struck from 1807 to 1836 when the Lettered Edge type was discontinued.

 

In the Introduction to the Collection, Legend wrote of the Capped Bust series and the Konstantine Collection in particular:

 

In all of American Numismatics, the Capped Bust Half Dollar is one of the most popular series to collect and has delighted collectors for ages. Looking at the series, there is a lot to like. It combines a beautiful, charming design, large size, precious metal content, and a history that goes back to where America began to “grow up.” Because of their place in a larger economic sense, Capped Bust half dollars, perhaps more than any other 19th century type, is widely available to collectors in all qualities, making them a wonderful specialty whether your budget allows for six figure purchases, or a more modest three-figures. There are attractive coins in all ranges where you can build a collection that will be both meaningful to you as the collector, and impressive for even the unacquainted to enjoy.

The Konstantine Collection currently ranks as the #1 PCGS Registry Set of the Red Book listed varieties, an assemblage of 73 different coins, and is 100% complete. To be #1, you know that the coins are going to be high grade, and the collector was diligent in buying not just high-grade coins, but high quality for the grade as well. As you read the descriptions, you will find coins pedigreed to other great collections of the past: Eliasberg, Norweb, Pogue, Gardner, Newman, Link, and others. It becomes apparent as you review each of the coins in the collection, that the collector carefully selected coins that would appeal to a very wide range of collectors, with wonderful quality coins that will fit in nearly every budget. Once the hammer falls on the final lot, the Konstantine Collection will rightly join its place among the great collections of Capped Bust half dollars.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud and honored to offer this amazing collection in Regency Auction 28. It is the hope of the consignor and Legend Rare Coin Auctions that each of these 73 coins finds itself in another world-class collection. Whether you are interested in just a single, magnificent gem for a type set, an interesting representative of a date, or need that Condition Census Overton variety for your specialized die variety set, there is no doubt that the Konstatine Collection will have something for you.

 

 

“We are very excited to sell this world class collection,” exclaims senior numismatist, Greg Cohen, who cataloged the collection. “There are several varieties that are listed that are major rarities in the collection, difficult to locate in any grade; completing this set can be a Herculean task. While the majority of the coins are Mint State, there are a number of coins that are circulated, making this a true collector’s set”

 

Of the major varieties that are rarities in the series, regardless of condition, the following stand out:

 

1807 O-111B. The Bearded Goddess. PCGS AU53 CAC.

1812/1 O-101A. Large 8. PCGS AU50

1815/2 O-101A. PCGS MS63

1817/4 O-102. PCGS VF35 Ex Pogue

1830 O-114. Large Letters Reverse. PCGS XF45

 

“There are many coins that may be described as ‘irreplaceable,’” Cohen continued. “While some of the coins are known primarily to serious students of the series. There are many coins that are considered among the finest or the finest for the variety, those coins, while not necessarily rare in the absolute sense are extremely so in the condition that are contained in the Konstatine Collection and are fabulous coins for collectors of high grade type to include in their sets. The coins that fall into this category, you can clearly tell, were selected with care to include only very eye appealing coins.”

 

Among these highlights are:

 

1807 O-114. Large Stars. PCGS MS65 CAC

1808 O-103. PCGS MS67 CAC

1814 O-103. PCGS MS66+ CAC

1824/1 O-101. PCGS MS64+ CAC

1830 O-106. Small 0. PCGS MS65+ CAC

1836 O-104A. PCGS MS65 CAC

 

Highlights of the Konstantine Collection will be on display at Legend’s table at the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, August 13-18, tables 523, 525, 527. Highlights will also be on display at the September Long Beach Expo, September 5-8, table 601. The entire collection will be available for viewing in Legend’s offices by appointment only. For more information about this collection, call or email 732-935-1168, [email protected].

 

Consignments are still being sought for this important numismatic event, but space is limited. Contact a consignment specialist today.

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New Blog EntLegend Rare Coin Auctions Shatters Records Yet Again in Las Vegas Firm’s 27th Regency Auction sees fierce bidding throughout 604 lot auctionry

Posted by on 27 July 2018

(Lincroft, NJ—July 27, 2018)—Legend Rare Coin Auctions presented a powerful auction in conjunction with the July PCGS Members Only Show on Thursday, July 26, 2018. With a crowd of bidders in the room, large numbers of bidders online and on the phone, many records fell. With 604 lots, the Regency Auction 27 was the largest single day auction in the firm’s history and featured several important named collections but kept its boutique appeal. While the summer used to be considered a slower paced time of year, as the firm’s president, Julie Abrams, explained this year, the market really seems to have heated up in July:

“Despite the blistering 113 degrees heat outside - or perhaps to some extent because of it - the auction room filled up with so many bidders that auction staff had to scramble to find more chairs before the auction started. 

 

The RanJack Collection.

Like the May Regency Auction, the July Regency Auction was anchored by a world class collection of Morgan Dollars. The RanJack Collection began the auction with a very strong start. The premium quality of the coins in the collection, a nearly complete set of Morgan dollars, attracted fierce bidding from the moment the sale was posted online nearly at the end of June. As soon as bidding began on Lot 1, an 1878 7 Tail Feather, Reverse of 1878 in PCGS MS66+ CAC, the action was intense! After a bidding war that included no fewer than seven bidders, it ended up realizing a record shattering price of $43,475, nearly triple the previous record for the issue! This was not the only coin to bring strong to record prices during the RanJack Collection portion of the evening. Please note all prices reported include the 17.5% buyer’s premium.

“Leading off the sale was the RanJack collection of Morgan Dollars, which was extremely well received by enthusiastic bidders. As has become the norm at Legend, the collection proved that a masterfully assembled collection will attract all of the right bidders, especially when presented in a small, focused, high-quality sale. Buyers love not having to sort through thousands of second rate coins, and sellers love to see their collections given a well-deserved spotlight.” said Julie Abrams. “We are just ecstatic with the results of the RanJack Collection! The action started off with a real bang, and the momentum continued through the rest of the RanJack Collection with 95% of the coins selling to COLLECTORS! After the dust settled, the RanJack Collection surpassed our presale hammer expectations by nearly $100,000! Just take a look at these results”:

Lot 10. 1881 PCGS MS66+ CAC realized $4,700

Lot 14. 1882-S PCGS MS68 CAC realized $9,988

Lot 21. 1885 PCGS MS67+ CAC realized $5,875

Lot 29. 1887-S PCGS MS66+ CAC Ex Jack Lee II, realized $44,650

Lot 43. 1893 PCGS MS65+ CAC realized $9,988

Lot 44. 1893-O PCGS MS64 CAC Ex NFL Set, realized $35,250

Lot 56. 1898-O PCGS MS67+ CAC realized $12,338

Lot 68. 1902-S PCGS MS66+ CAC realized $22,325.

Silver dollars from other consignments continued after the RanJack Collection. The real star of was the record shattering realization of lot 95, the superb 1892-O PCGS MS66+ CAC that realized $79,313 after a heated round of bidding. Toned dollars, both Morgan and Peace issues continued to bring strong prices, especially lot 160, a 1927-S in PCGS MS65 CAC from the Liberty Sunrise Collection, brought $12,925.

The Balance of the Sale.

Type coins began at lot 171 with the South Texas Collection. The highest grossing lot in the sale was from this group of 18th century type coins when lot 174 the superb 1794 large cent, Ex. Lord St. Oswald, in PCGS MS66+ BN CAC realized $246,750. Also from that group was the GEM AU58+ 1796 dime that realized $29,375.

“Early U.S. type coins, especially high grade and premium quality coins always bring strong bidding from collectors. There are never enough to satisfy demand,” explained Greg Cohen, the senior numismatist for the firm. “When a small but powerful group comes out into the market, expect there to be strong prices. With every coin in the South Texas Collection PCGS/CAC, they attracted a lot of attention from bidders. It doesn’t hurt that every coin was hand selected by our founder, Laura Sperber, for their inclusion in the set.”

Following the South Texas coins was another select grouping of type coins from the Pharma Collection. Featuring some high end 19th and 20th century types, all hand selected again for this collection by Laura Sperber, the quality was exceptional, and the prices reflect that.

Lot 190. $1 1897 PCGS PR68 CAM CAC realized $58,750

Lot 191. $2.50 1871 PCGS MS65 CAC realized $43,475

Lot 193. $5 1904 PCGS MS67 CAC realized $34,075

 

The rest of the sale remained extremely strong. The Chester Roche Collection, an estate holding of gold coins put away 20-25 years ago, saw intense bidding, especially for PCGS-graded, CAC-approved specimens, a pattern that continued with the gold coins from other important consignments. Like Regency Auction 26, the sale closed with an extensive offering of patterns from the Stephen Cook Collection, that again saw intense bidding.

“Collectors really came out for the patterns,” Laura Sperber said. “We saw a record number of bidders for patterns come out for this selection, including a bidder who was ‘a blast from the past,’ someone we have not seen in some 20 years! Collectors are finally realizing what a great value they are at today’s levels. Like the dollars, 95% of the lots went right into collections! Who knows if they will ever come out again.”

Further highlights of Regency Auction 27 are:

Lot 218. 1C 1914 PCGS PR67+ RB CAC realized $14,100

Lot 233 3CS 1857 PCGS MS66 CAC realized $10,281

Lot 239. 3CS 1863/2 PCGS PR67 CAM realized $64,625

Lot 272. 10C 1860-S PCGS MS65 CAC realized $42,300

Lot 289. 25C 1847 PCGS PR66 CAC realized $64,625

Lot 320. 50C 1845-O PCGS MS64 CAC realized $8,519

Lot 345. 50C 1937-D PCGS MS67+ CAC realized $19,975

Lot 362. 50C 1959 PCGS MS66+ FBL CAC realized $14,688

Lot 375. T$1 1881 PCGS PR65 DCAM CAC realized $19,388

Lot 399. G$1 1922 Grant, Star. PCGS MS68 realized $11,163

Lot 419. G$1 1870-S PCGS MS64 CAC from the Chester Roche Collection, realized $11,750

Lot 430. $2.50 1835 PCGS MS63 CAC from the Chester Roche Collection, realized $17,625

Lot 437. $2.50 1876-S PCGS MS63 CAC from the Chester Roche Collection, realized $21,738

Lot 454. G$1 1854 Type 2. PCGS MS65 CAC realized $29,375

Lot 465. $3 1887 PCGS PR65+ DCAM CAC realized $44,650

Lot 473. $5 1854-C PCGS MS62 CAC realized $34,075

Lot 499. $20 1910 NGC MS65 CAC realized $9,400

Lot 505. 50C 1838 J-77. NGC PR65 BN CAC from the Stephen Cook Collection, realized $12,338

Lot 519. $5 1860 J-272. PCGS PR65 BN CAC from the Stephen Cook Collection, realized $9,988

Lot 532. 5C 1866 J-461. PCGS PR66 CAM CAC from the Stephen Cook Collection, realized $5,522

Lot 554. $2.50 1869 J-770. PCGS PR64+ CAM CAC from the Stephen Cook Collection, realized $8,813

Lot 573. 50C 1870 J-937. PCGS PR65 CAM CAC from the Stephen Cook Collection, realized $9,694

Lot 585. $1 1879 J-1616. PCGS PR66 RB from the Stephen Cook Collection realized $11,750

Lot 602. $10 1875 J-1444. PCGS PR63 RB realized $15,863.

 

“After our huge auction in May, we were blown away by the number of consignments that came in for the July Auction,” Laura Sperber continued. “We do not want to ever lose the boutique feel of our auctions, so we worked very hard vetting consignments. In the end we had to pass on close to 150 coins that just would not fit our auction, either in terms of value or quality. Having proven that Legend’s quality over quantity, boutique approach results is very strong prices for our consignors. Know that we will never stray from that. We set a very high bar.”

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ next Regency Auction is going to be a two-day event on September 26 and 27 at the Cosmo in Las Vegas, as always as the official auctioneer for the PCGS Members Only Show. Two major collections have already been consigned to Regency Auction 28. Consignments are now being accepted for that important event, and will be accepted until the end of the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 13-18. Whether you have a single rarity, a few duplicates, or an entire collection, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will present your coins to their finest advantage, resulting in the highest possible prices. For more information about consigning, contact one of the firm’s consignment specialists: Julie Abrams (845-430-4378 or [email protected]); Greg Cohen (732-935-1168 or [email protected]); or Jessica Berkman (214-909-7732 or [email protected]).

 

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is a boutique auction company specializing in the finest and rarest U.S. coins. Founded in 2012 by Laura Sperber, the owner and president of Legend Numismatics, the premier rare coin retail firm, LRCA was, from the outset designed to be a different kind of rare coin auction firm. LRCA’s staff of numismatic auction industry veterans includes Julie Abrams, president; Greg Cohen, senior numismatist; and Jessica Berkman, consignment coordinator. The firm’s Regency Auctions serve as the official auction for the PCGS Members’ Shows, held 4-5 times per year; the firm also conducts monthly Premier Sessions auctions. Since its founding, LRCA has sold many important collections, resulting in world-record prices, including the Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars (#1 all time PCGS set); the David Hall—Bob Simpson Collection of Liberty Head Eagles; the Sunnywood-Simpson Collection of Morgan Dollars; the Phil Flannagan Collection of Territorial Gold, Toned Dollars, and 1795 coins; duplicates from the Gerald Forsythe Collections of Buffalo Nickels and Mercury Dimes; the Bob Simpson Collection of Standard Silver Patterns; the Northern Lights Collection of Monster Toned Morgan Dollars; the Crow River Collections of Indian Head $10s and Peace Dollars; the P.F.M Collection (former #6 PCGS Set of Morgan Dollars with varieties); and the Oak Crest Collection of Carson City $5 gold. The firm also set the record for #2 highest APR in 2016 with the sale of Bob Simpson’s duplicate 1879 $20 “Quintuple Stella” which realized $1,880,000.

To consign to an upcoming auction, contact Julie Abrams ([email protected]), Greg Cohen ([email protected]), or Jessica Berkman ([email protected]).

 

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The July 20, 2018 Market Report--July Premier Sessions

Posted by on 20 July 2018

The July Premier Session closed last night. Thank you to the hundreds of people who viewed lots, registered to bid, and participated in the sale. And a hearty thank you to all the consignors for entrusting their coins to us!

It was a record breaker in several facets for us: it was our largest, not only by lot count but also by value. One statistic that is a record is the % of active bidders. While we talk every sale about how many registrants we have, there are times where folks register and do not bid. This time around 82+% of registrants placed bids, which is a large percentage.  We had lots of people watching the auction live, and bidding while the auction was going off. Numerous lots saw drawn out bidding wars, as multiple bidders went nuts over a good number of lots. Lots of this activity took place in the final 24 hours of bidding, with nearly 100 registrants placing bids in the last day before the sale closed. This prolonged bidding activity was wide spread in the session, from Morgan dollars, gold coins in the Sig and Louise Collection, and even some of the “value lots” toward the end, the auction took over two hours to conclude.

 

There were some interesting takeaways about the market that we can see. First and foremost, PCGS/CAC coins performed the best. Collectors demand quality and the assurance that the CAC bean gives them really does result in strong prices. Know that we submit all fresh coins consigned to our sales to CAC for approval. Another important point, FRESHNESS counts! Bidders appreciate seeing coins that were not just in an auction six months ago, and focus on those coins that are fresh. From a consignor’s point of view, you should know that most bidding takes place during the last minute. We can cite several examples of coins that the consignor was nervous about how their coins were doing a few days before the sale, in one case, a coin valued at $2,000-$2,200 was only bid to $1,500. During the auction a bidding war broke out between three collectors, and the lot hammered at $3,700! This happened, as said, at multiple points during the session.

 Some highlights include:

Lot 22 3CS 1865 PCGS AU58 realized $2,145 on a $1,000-$1,200 estimate

Lot 54 25C 1895-S PCGS MS65 realized $4,400

Lot 62 25C 1927-S PCGS AU58 CAC realized $4,180

Lot 94 $1 1867 PCGS MS62 realized $3,990

Lot 98 $1 1878 8 TF. VAM-23 CRAZY LIPS. PCGS MS65 PL realized $4,070 on a $2,000-$2,200 estimate

Lot 122 $1 1881 PCGS PR64 CAM CAC realized $5,170 on a $3,700-$4,000 estimate

Lot 141 $2.50 1846-D PCGS XF45 CAC realized $3,410 on a $2,300-$2,600 estimate

Lot 151 $5 1798 LARGE EAGLE. PCGS G06 CAC realized $5,170

Lot 173 $20 1907 HIGH RELIEF-WIRE RIM. NGC MS63+ CAC realized $22,000

 

July Regency Auction is quickly approaching. We are now in the last week of bidding before Regency Auction 27 hits the floor in Las Vegas. NOW is the time to finalize any phone bidding requests, arrange special payment plans, etc. DO NOT WAIT until the day of the sale! Lots will be in Vegas on Tuesday for lot viewing. We know the PCGS show will be busy, with lots of collectors telling us they plan to attend in person. If you have never attended a PCGS Member’s show, it is an experience totally different to any other coin show. A small bourse with about 25-30 tables featuring only the top dealers, the dealers you would almost never be able to see at a major show. PCGS is a great host, providing meals every day, in a warm intimate setting. We invite you to come by, view lots, and come bid on Thursday night.

 

Last call for consignments! Our next Premier Session is closing for consignments on August 3. We already have some very neat coins consigned, including a $1 1860 PCGS PR64 CAM CAC and a nice group of PCGS/CAC Peace dollars.

 

Regency Auction 28.

Regency 28 will feature the Hallett Collection of Mercury Dimes, the current #5 PCGS Registry Set. Every coin is high grade and offers only Full Split Band examples, carefully selected for their eye appeal by a fastidious collector. This will present a major opportunity for any advanced collector of Mercury Dimes, so you will definitely want to keep your eyes out for updates to our website for a full listing and images.

 Stay tuned for a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT regarding another WORLD CLASS COLLECTION to be sold in the Regency Auction.

 There is still time to consign alongside these two amazing collections. Contact Julie Abrams, Greg Cohen, or Jessica Berkman for more information about consigning. They will work with you from start to finish and help get you TOP DOLLAR for your rare coins. Space is limited, so contact us ASAP. We will be accepting consignments through Thursday at the ANA show, but the sooner we have the coins in house the better.

 

 

 

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LRCA's Mid-July Market Report--July 13, 2018

Posted by on 13 July 2018

Demand for rare coins right now is white hot! Unlike other strong markets, this one is being fueled by COLLECTOR DEMAND, not investors or dealers buying on speck. That means that unlike in past bull markets, you will not see coins reentering the market in a few months. Coins are being absorbed into that deep, dark hole of numismatics. If you are buying high end, quality, RARE coins that are infrequently offered at auction or on the bourse floor, do not be afraid to step up and bid an extra increment or two to bring home your prize.

With that in mind, the July Premier Session blasted off to a huge start this week! Despite being 260+ lots, we were finished cataloging and photographing early, so we were able to start the bidding early, giving every bidder a chance to bid early on. What a start its gotten! In just a few days, we have had very active bidding from COLLECTORS ONLY! This speaks volumes to the depth of LRCA’s client base. Action is strong so far with well in excess of $340,000 already bid, with six full days of bidding left! It is highly unusual to see such fierce bidding so far out, but the DEMAND is just that strong right now! 

With this Premier Session, we are offering a selection of great quality, FRESH, but somewhat lower value collector coins toward the end of the session. Each of these coins comes from much larger consignments (typically six-figure deals) that would otherwise have been sold privately via our sister firm Legend Numismatics’ world-famous “Stealth Selling Team.” We decided to try offering some in the June Premier Session, and it was a much larger success than we anticipated, so now whenever we have deals like this, we will be offering them in a similar fashion. NOTE: We are not actively soliciting these lower valued coins, but as everyone knows, these coins are always a part of collections. Do note that the vast majority of the coins from the July Premier Session are FRESH! This includes the Sig and Louise Collection, these coins were just recently graded after having been discovered in a tool box! There really are a lot of very cool coins!

Take a look at these highlights!

 Lot 1-- 1/2C 1794 C-1A, LG. EDGE LETTERS. PCGS XF45 CAC

Lot 34-- 5C 1918/7-D PCGS XF40 CAC

Lot 46-- 25C 1796 PCGS AG03 CAC

Lot 54-- 25C 1895-S PCGS MS65 EX FRIEND/R.D.S COLLECTION

Lot 72-- 50C 1841 PCGS MS64 CAC

Lot 93-- $1 1836 J-60 ORIGINAL. PCGS PR45 CAC

Lot 95-- $1 1871-CC PCGS F12 From the Sig and Louise Collection

Lot 113-- $1 1890-CC PCGS MS64 DMPL CAC

Lot 142-- $2.50 1848-D PCGS AU53 CAC From the Sig and Louise Collection.

Lot 146-- $2.50 1903 PCGS PR63+ CAC

Lot 151-- $5 1798 LARGE EAGLE. PCGS G06 CAC From the Sig and Louise Collection.

Lot 169-- $20 1897-S PCGS MS65

Lot 173-- $20 1907 HIGH RELIEF-WIRE RIM. NGC MS63+ CAC

If there are any coins you have questions about, do not hesitate to call or email. We will give you a completely honest, unbiased opinion of the coin and advice on bidding from the team that has built more #1 and Hall of Fame PCGS Registry Sets than any other firm! Take advantage of that! REMEMBER: The Premier Sessions are subject to a Buyer's Premium of only 10%!

Summer FUN. Our team is still there, showing auction highlights and accepting consignments until the end of the day Friday, July 13. Come by table 822 to discuss your coins with Julie Abrams or Jessica Berkman. From what they report, the show, so far has been surprisingly active with many collectors coming by to look at highlights.

July Regency Auction 27. Contact us NOW to discuss any special arrangements regarding bidding or payment. Every Regency Auction, we offer special payment terms for collectors to help them stretch their bids. These terms are available under our terms of sale, but we must know ahead of time if you plan on using extended payment terms. Contact Julie today if you have any questions about extended payment.

Bidding activity continues to be strong. With such a great selection of high-end quality coins from many different consignments, and knowing that each coin was personally vetted by Laura Sperber, you can bid with confidence!

September Regency Auction 28. We have a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! September’s Regency Auction will be another two-day event! Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to have been chosen to sell the Konstantine Collection, the #1- Capped Bust Half Dollars Major Variety Set without Reeded Edges, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836) Set on the PCGS Registry! More details about this and the major Mercury Dime Registry Set to come next week! NOW is the time to start thinking about consigning! If you have a single rarity, a group of duplicates, or a complete set, we are here to work with you. Julie, Greg, or Jessica will be there to work with you from the first contact until you receive your consignment check. Julie can be reached at [email protected]; Greg at [email protected]; Jessica at [email protected]

Happy collecting!

 

 

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LRCA Market Report Week of July 4

Posted by on 6 July 2018

First off, we hope that you enjoyed celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday and took a few moments to reflect on the wonderful freedoms, rights, and privileges we enjoy in this country. This of course includes being able to participate in our wonderful hobby of numismatics! While much of the country was sweltering with the hot temperatures, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ office was also white hot with activity! We are not at all feeling the summer doldrums!

 

Before talking about upcoming highlights and bidding action taking place in our current sale (already July is off to an AMAZING start!), we want to take a minute to review the first half of the year. By every measure, LRCA is growing and is on track to have a record shattering year! However, we do not rest on our laurels, we are constantly looking to improve. While many of the improvements we are working on are in the office, and are not visible directly, there are some changes that you can see:

           Beginning this year we have instituted an auction preview where you can now watch the auction get built. As coins come in, they are being uploaded on the website, so you can track the auction as it is taking shape. This is great for both the consignor and the buyer, as more exposure means higher bids for coins, and the extra time knowing what is coming up gives the bidder more time to make plans for bidding, payment, etc.

                 In May, we welcomed Jessica Berkman to the LRCA family. Jessica worked for many years as a consignment director at Heritage, and is another great person to talk to about consigning coins. Our consignment team is made up of numismatic industry veterans who all have been involved in numismatics for a collective 100 years or so!

                 The May Regency Auction, our 26th Regency, was our largest sale ever, requiring a two night schedule. When the dust settled, it was also our most successful sale, shattering price records, as well as record numbers of lot viewers, total bidders, and successful bidders. What else is great—the vast majority of these successful bidders were COLLECTORS, or dealers representing collector clients.

 

The LRCA Difference:

               As a boutique auction firm, we vet every consignment that comes in. Over the course of the consignment solicitation period, we do reject consignments that either do not stand up to our quality standards or the reserves are too high. By keeping our auctions smaller (our largest sale had 858 lots total vs. up to 12,000 for some other auctions), our bidders are able to focus, and far fewer coins can fall through the cracks (see how many coins sell cheap at 1am at a larger auction).

               

LRCA has the flexibility to work out any type of deal. By being a smaller firm, we are able to act nimbly. We can offer some of the best rates to consignors in the industry, while still maintaining our standard that makes up the LRCA brand. While all the other firms have moved to a 20% or higher buyer’s fee, our Regency Auctions remain at 17.5% for the Regency Auctions (10% for the Premier Sessions Internet Only Auctions—more on these below).  

Consigning to an LRCA auction is easy, and from start to finish, you will work directly with your consignment person—you will not start with one person and then get pushed to someone else once the coins are in house. Your consignment specialist is there to answer any of your questions.

 

We offer different types of deals and two distinct auction types. Our famous Regency Auctions are the official auction for the PCGS Members Show. For each of theses sales we produce a beautiful, hardbound catalog. Unless consigned as part of a $50,000+ consignment, individual coins should be valued no less than $2,500 with a total consignment value no less than $10,000. Our commission rates are very competitive, and are commensurate with the value of the consignment. We will say this outright, no one ever receives less than 100% of the hammer price.

In addition, we offer the monthly Premier Session Internet Only Auction. Like a Regency Auction, the coins are vetted and must adhere to LRCA’s standards. Generally offering coins in the $1,000-$20,000 range, the Premier Sessions originally had only 100-125 lots, like the Regency Sales, they have grown tremendously in the first half of 2018 and the July Premier Session has 260+ lots. With only a 10% Buyers fee, and consignors receiving 100% of the hammer price, LRCA’s Premier Session has some of the lowest consignment fees in the industry, AND, payout is in 5 business days!

We also offer hybrid style deals, where lower value coins are placed in a Premier Session, higher value coins are placed in a Regency Sale, and coins that do not meet the quality standards for auction are offered via our sister firm Legend Numismatics, through their extensive wholesale network. These hybrid style deals have worked wonders for our consignors—especially if they have been long time collectors who have purchased large numbers of coins over the years.

 

We never rest on our laurels. Founded by Laura Sperber, one of the top dealers in the world for top quality U.S. coins and builder of more Hall of Fame collections, rarely do we talk about what we have done years ago. We are a forward thinking firm, always striving to make our auctions better for the seller and buyer. We have the experience and expertise to handle ANY collection of U.S. Coins, and our catalog will be uniquely designed to showcase your rarities.

 

 Visit us at the Summer FUN show in Orlando this week! Julie, Jessica, and Laura will be at TABLE 822, accepting consignments for our August Premier Sessions and September Regency Auction 28. We will also have highlights from the July Regency and Premier Sessions auctions on display and available for viewing. Be sure to stop by Thursday or Friday if you want to take a look.

 

July Premier Sessions will be live for bidding next week, and closes on Thursday, July 19, beginning at 9pm eastern. We have added a “value” section to the end of the Premier Sale, that offers some lower value coins (sub-$1,000 in general) that were consigned. We began this in our June Premier Session, and it was hugely successful! The Premier Session features the Sig and Louise Collection, which was recently discovered in a bag at the bottom of a tool box—coins that were put away back in the 1930s and forgotten about—found some 40 years after the main collection was auctioned off in the late 70s! Other consignments include selections from a large Midwestern collection that we have been offering over the course of the last few sales. There really is something for everyone here!

 

July Regency Auction. Bidding continues at a very strong clip. There are hundreds of bidders registered—a large number coming in this week as the catalogs have begun to hit mail boxes. We have had so many clients contact us just to say how beautiful the catalog is! With less than three weeks to go before the auction on July 26, NOW is the time to begin making any phone or absentee bidding arrangements. We offer extended payment terms, but these must be discussed prior to the sale, so if you find coins of interest and you need some extra time to pay, let us know now! The sooner we make these plans the better!

 

CONSIGN NOW FOR REGENCY AUCTION 28! By now you have seen the astounding results from the May Regency—let us do for you what we did for the owners of the PFM, Crow River, Oak Crest, and Steven Cook Collections! Our expert cataloging, amazing photography, and beautifully presented catalogs helped yield record prices for them, why not let us do the same for you?! Contact us today! We will be taking last minute consignments at the ANA show, but if you are looking to sell let us know NOW! The sooner we have your coins in house, the sooner we can get working!

 

From all of us at LRCA, have a great weekend!

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End of June Market Report

Posted by on 29 June 2018

This past week was anything but the summer doldrums here! Between the June Sessions closing, final preparations for the July Premier Session, and the opening of bidding of our Regency Auction 27, the action was NON STOP all week. Seems our phones never stopped ringing.  

The June Sessions Sale: Was a blockbuster! In every measure the sale was a runaway success! There was a near record number of registered bidders; essentially a record number of several hundred active bidders; a large number of first time registrants; and for a sessions sale, a very large number of winning bidders (mostly collectors). There were many standout prices, including a SUPERB CAMEO J-192 1858 1C in PCGS PR66 CAM CAC which brought a RECORD $16,500 inclusive of the 10% BP.  

This success of the June Premier Session yet again shows that Legend’s Internet Only Auctions are totally different than ANY OTHER Internet auction in the numismatic industry! If you were participating in the June Session, just wait until you see our July Premier Session!  

The July Premier Session will be our BIGGEST and BEST yet, both in terms of selection of coins, quality, and value! There are over 260 lots, valued well in excess of $500,000! Anchored by great consignments from our largest number of consignors yet, the sale includes the Sig and Louise Collection. This FRESH to the market consignment was recently discovered in a tool box belonging to our consignor’s grandfather. The grandfather was a buyer at a jewelry store in Chicago during the Great Depression. When coins came in, he purchased them, amassing a great collection. The majority of the collection was sold soon after his death in the 1970s in numerous Bowers and Ruddy auctions. The coins featured in the July Premier Session are mostly small gold, including quarter eagles, $3 gold, and half eagles. The highlight of this collection is a 1798 Large Eagle, 13 Star Reverse in PCGS G06 CAC, another highlight is a $1 1871-CC in PCGS F12. Every coin in this collection has been off the market since the 1930s! This collection is as FRESH as can be!  

There lots of other highlights including some Proof gold, high grade type, and of course, many great Morgan and Peace dollars. A full listing of lots will be available early next week. One look and you will clearly see what we mean when we say we make our Premier Sessions out to be mini-REGENCY auctions! Know that each and every coin was personally vetted by Laura Sperber for quality and value. 

Do not ever hesitate to call or email us with any questions you might have about any coin in our Premier Sessions. We will never over hype a coin to you just to make a sale. Our motto has always been that a “happy buyer will make a happy seller.” Our staff of industry veterans are here to help! 

Regency Auction 27 is NOW OPEN for bidding! In just a week since posting, over $2 million in bids have already been placed with several hundred bidders registered. Get your bids in early as we know that competition will be intense! Just take a look at these highlights!  

Lot 20 $1 1884-S PCGS MS63 From the RanJack Collection 

Lot 25 $1 1886-O PCGS MS64+ CAC From the RanJack Collection 

Lot 48 $1 1894-S PCGS MS65+ CAC From the RanJack Collection 

Lot 71 $1 1903-S PCGS MS66 CAC From the RanJack Collection 

Lot 95 $1 1892-O PCGS MS66+ CAC 

Lot 106 $1 1904-O PCGS MS66+ DMPL CAC  

Lot 160 $1 1927-S PCGS MS65 CAC From the Liberty Sunrise Collection 

Lot 174 1C 1794 Head of ’94. PCGS MS66+ BN CAC Ex Lord St. Oswald. From the South Texas Collection 

Lot 218 1C 1909 V.D.B. Matte Proof. PCGS PR66 RB CAC 

Lot 239 3CS 1863/2 PCGS PR67 CAM 

Lot 264 H10C 1803 Small 8. PCGS AU55 

Lot 295 25C 1911-S PCGS MS67+ CAC Ex Eliasberg 

Lot 300 25C 1916 Standing Liberty. PCGS MS66 FH CAC 

Lot 319 50C 1829 NGC PR63 CAC 

Lot 367 $1 1851 Restrike over O-mint Seated Dollar. PCGS PR63 

Lot 405 G$1 1849-C Open Wreath. PCGS MS63 From the Chester Roche Collection 

Lot 417 G$1 1862 PCGS MS67 CAC From the Chester Roche Collection 

Lot 430 $2.50 1835 PCGS MS63 CAC From the Chester Roche Collection 

Lot 436 $2.50 1856-O PCGS MS60 From the Chester Roche Collection 

Lot 459 $2.50 1900 PCGS PR67 DCAM CAC 

Lot 465 $3 1887 PCGS PR65+ DCAM CAC 

Lot 466 $4 1879 Flowing Hair Stella. PCGS PR64 CAC 

Lot 473 $5 1854-C PCGS MS62 CAC—a new discovery 

Lot 484 $10 1900 PCGS PR66+ DCAM CAC 

Lot 498 $20 1908-S PCGS MS66 CAC 

Lot 532 5C 1866 J-461. PCGS PR66 CAM CAC From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2 

Lot 540 $10 1868 J-663. PCGS PR64 From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2 

Lot 554 $2.50 1869 J-770. PCGS PR64+ CAM CAC From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2 

Lot 585 $1 1879 J-1616. PCGS PR66 RB From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2 

 

Make plans to see us at the SUMMER FUN show! We will have highlights from the July Regency and July Premier Session on display. If there are specific coins you would like to see, please contact us ASAP so we can make sure they go. Julie, Jessica, Laura will be there to accept consignments for our August Premier Sessions, as well as September Regency Auction 28. We hope to see you there!  

 

Attention: the auction coins will only be at the show Thursday and Friday! 

 

 


From: Greg Cohen <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:17 PM
To: laura sperber
Subject: MR

 

 

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LRCA Market Report--June 22, 2018--The June Premier Sessions Sale Closes SUNDAY

Posted by on 22 June 2018

Legend Rare Coin Auctions has had overwhelming growth with our Premier Sessions Monthly Internet only sales since January. We thank everyone who has participated (both consignors and bidders) for the massive success. Our plans are still the same, to make these auctions mini Regency Auctions (no catalog). We want it so you never have to question the quality or anything about these sales. Sometimes we are swamped when we have a consignment deadline the same time as a Regency and we don't vet the sales as well as we should. We have changed that. Consignment deadlines will not happen at or near the same time. Its been nearly a full year and we can clearly see the confidence of consignors (many people dislike consigning to monthlys because most are slop sales) growing with each sale we hold. We absolutely have gotten our consignors top dollar-including setting many record prices. In the end, what we are promising you is to make these sales unlike ANY others in the market and to provide you with the BEST coins available and a safe envoirnment to bid on them. Our work on improving these sales will never end! 

 Today's market place certainly demands quality-especially CAC coins. The current June Premier Sessions sale has about 100 CAC coins. You can feel secure in knowing the other 186 were all 100% vetted by TWO bourse floor proven world class numismatists. Most Internet only companies do not have even one! Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to present the June Premier Sessions sale. 

Who ever said that things slow down in the summer? They certainly do NOT at LRCA—they are just getting as hot as the temperature outside!

The June Premier Sessions is closing Sunday night, beginning at 9pm eastern. The sale includes 184 lots, each hand selected for their quality, value, and eye appeal, with over 100 being CAC-approved. There really is something for everyone, including many beautifully toned coins. For the first time, we are offering a select group of gorgeous ancient coins, that were consigned as part of a very large collection that will be offered in upcoming Premier Sessions and Regency Auctions. Since the Premier Sessions opened last week for bidding, well over 100 people have registered to bid, and we have record bidding activity taking place. Be sure to get your bids in now!

Highlights include:

Lot 1 1787 New Jersey Copper. Large Planchet, Plain Shield. PCGS XF45

Lot 11 1C 1909-S/Horizontal S. PCGS MS66+ RD CAC

Lot 14 1C 1941 Doubled Die Obverse. PCGS MS66 RD CAC

Lot 31 5C 1918/7-D PCGS XF40 CAC

Lot 38 H10C 1833 PCGS MS65 CAC

Lot 50 10C 1916-D Mercury. PCGS AU58 FB CAC

Lot 56 25C 1821 PCGS AU58+ CAC

Lot 76 50C 1897 PCGS MS65 CAC

Lot 90 T$1 1876 PCGS PR64 CAM CAC

Lot 112 G$1 1857-C PCGS AU53 Ex Bass Collection

Lot 120 $3 1879 NGC MS63 CAC

Lot 137 $20 1907 High Relief Wire Edge. PCGS MS62

Lot 142 1C 1858 J-192. PCGS PR66 CAM CAC

Bidding closes LIVE beginning at 9pm eastern on Sunday, June 24.

 If you have questions please call us now! We will work with you to get you into the coins of our desires. 

Final call for consignments to our July Premier Sessions. We already have some AMAZING coins consigned-some that would make the big auctions houses jealous! Stay tuned.

Contact Greg Cohen: [email protected], Julie Abrams: [email protected], or Jessica Berkman: [email protected]

 

Good luck! 

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June 15 2018 Market Report

Posted by on 15 June 2018

June Premier Session is NOW POSTED and open for bidding!

 Yet again Legend Rare Coin Auctions presents an outstanding Sessions sale. Every coin is hand picked with dozens being rejected.  We are proud of he quality of this sale-55% of the coins are also CAC beaned.  We give all the information needed from numismatist written descriptions and professional imaging. 

 This sale closes Sunday night June 24th starting at 9 PM. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 

The offering is large and features many important KEY issues like:

a GEM 1909-S VDB,

a CHOICE XF 1918/7-D nickel,

two wonderful AU 1916-D dimes,

the BASS 1857-C gold dollar,

a lovely MS63 NGC/CAC 1879 $3,

and count them, three different grade 1907 High Relief double eagles!

For the first time, we are also offering a handful of ancient coins, which came in as part of a large collection of U.S. coins. Rounding out the sale are a selection of lower priced but beautifully toned coins.

In all 186 lots will be sold, with the closing on Sunday, June 24. We will have all lots available at our table at the June Baltimore show June 21 and June 22. Get your bids in early!

 

Regency Auction 27—July 26, 2018

 After our amazing May Sale, we did not think we would ever come close to topping it. We just may have with our July Sale. 

 The catalog for the July Regency Auction is now in order, and you can create your watch list now before the sale goes live for bidding. There are 604 lots coming from the following collections:

 The RanJack Morgan Dollar Collection—a very high end quality collection of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New Orleans mint Morgans. Many of these are among the FINEST known and all were hand selected by a very picky collector over the course of more than two decades.

 The Aurora Borealis Collection—a few more select duplicates from this monster collection of amazing toned dollars.

 The Liberty Sunrise Collection—a complete set of Peace dollars offering original toning. The degree of toning varies from light gold to superb bag toning. Many pieces were purchased at previous Legend Auctions.

 The South Texas Collection—a partial 18th century U.S. type set assembled by a very fastidious collector client of Legend Numismatics. Each coin was hand selected for the client by Laura Sperber, and every coin is PCGS-graded and CAC-approved. Each coin in this collection is a highlight! The collector is now moving on to another area of numismatics.

 The Pharma Collection—a selection of coins from a Legend Numismatics collector client who sold the majority of his collection previously. The coins in RA27 were retained as his favorites. He is now retiring and decided to sell of these remaining highlights. What a great group of 19th century type coins! Again, since every coin was purchased from Legend, and hand selected by Laura Sperber, each coin is PCGS/CAC and has awesome quality and outrageous eye appeal.

 The Huron Hills Collection—selections from a collection that is now being refocused. Each coin is PCGS/CAC and very high end! This group’s focus is Morgan dollars, Walkers, and commems.

The Chester Roche Collection—fresh to the market, this collection of 49 pieces is a wonderful holding of gold dollars and quarter eagles. The collector was active back in the mid to late 1990s and many of the coins are housed in old green tag PCGS holders.

 The Steven Cook Collection of Patterns, Part 2—the final installment of this very extensive collection of pattern coins. A very diverse offering of issues, including many R-7 Judd numbers. Part 1 was sold in our May Regency Auction and was very well received. This second part has a neat offering of off-metal gold patterns and some GEM silver dollar patterns in copper.

 Other important consignments—as always there are hundreds of other very high end, hand selected, quality rare coins in all series.

 The Regency Auction 27 will be open for bidding this coming week. In the meantime, take a look and make your watchlist today!

 Upcoming events: June Baltimore: Thursday to Saturday, June 21-23. We will have all lots from the June Premier Session and July Regency Auction available at our table for lot viewing.

 Now is the time to think about consigning to an upcoming Legend Auction. Our team will be out in force at the June Baltimore Show stop by and say hello and drop off a consignment. We already have some amazing consignments in house, including a Registry Set of Mercury Dimes (more details to follow soon). Legend’s boutique style auction venue has proven to be wildly successful and popular for both consignors and bidders alike. Be a part of our success!

 Again, do not hesitate to call or email us with any questions. 

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