Regency Auction

Two important collections will anchor the May 2018 New Orleans Regency Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to have been selected to sell two outstanding collections in the firm’s 26th Regency Auction, the official auction of the PCGS May 2018 Members Only Show in New Orleans: The Oak Crest Collection of Carson City Half Eagles and the Crow River Collection of Peace Dollars.

The Oak Crest Collection

The Oak Crest Collection of Carson City Half Eagles was carefully assembled over the last two decades by a dedicated collector, whose eye for quality was exceptional. The collector sourced his coins from several of the biggest dealers and auction houses. The set is complete, save for an example of the 1870-CC, which he never found an example that suited his tastes (rather than include an inferior coin in his set, he left that hole open).

The coins are impressive on their own, but when viewed together, and seeing how they all match–not just in grades but in terms of eye appeal–you clearly can tell assembling the set was a labor of love for the Oak Crest collector. This is a very important opportunity for the collector of Carson City gold coins or Liberty half eagles in general to be able to add these important rarities to their cabinets.

The Oak Crest Collection of Carson City Half Eagles:

  • 1871-CC PCGS AU58 CAC Bean
  • 1872-CC PCGS AU55
  • 1873-CC PCGS AU50
  • 1874-CC PCGS AU58 CAC Bean
  • 1875-CC PCGS AU55 CAC Bean
  • 1876-CC PCGS AU58 CAC Bean
  • 1877-CC PCGS AU58 CAC Bean
  • 1878-CC NGC AU58
  • 1879-CC PCGS AU58 CAC Bean
  • 1880-CC PCGS AU58 CAC Bean
  • 1881-CC PCGS AU58 CAC Bean
  • 1882-CC PCGS MS62
  • 1883-CC NGC MS62
  • 1884-CC NGC MS61
  • 1890-CC PCGS MS64 CAC Bean
  • 1891-CC PCGS MS64 CAC Bean
  • 1892-CC PCGS MS62+ CAC Bean
  • 1893-CC PCGS MS64 CAC Bean

The Crow River Collection of Peace Dollars

On the heels of the record-breaking sale of his collection of Indian Head Eagles in their October 2017 Regency Auction, the Crow River collector has decided to auction his set of Peace dollars. This carefully assembled includes coins pedigreed back to Jack Lee and Bob Simpson. The offering of the Crow River Peace dollars presents a great opportunity for any advanced collector to upgrade their sets with these beautiful, high end examples. It should be noted that the vast majority of this set is white, and most coins are CAC-approved.

“We are honored to have been selected to present these two wonderful collections in our 26th Regency Auction,” declared Legend Auctions’ president, Julie Abrams. “With nearly two months before the consignment deadline, we know that an incredible selection of rare coins will be in the offing. These two collections will serve as the anchor to the sale, and the ground work has been laid for an amazing auction.”

“There is an almost mythological aura surrounding coins from the Carson City mint,” explains LRCA Senior Numismatist Greg Cohen. “Any specialized offering, especially of the gold coins, creates a stir in the collecting community. While the eagles and double eagles are more commonly offered, the half eagles are a very challenging series to collect, but unlike the other two series, none are cost prohibitive. The Oak Crest Collection will be remembered for years for its quality and eye appeal.”

“The Crow River Peace dollars were a fun side project for the collector,” explains LRCA Founder, Laura Sperber. “The collector grew impatient waiting for the coins needed to complete his collection of Indian Head eagles, so he put this set together in the meantime. Over the two sales since his eagles sold, Peace dollars in LRCA auctions have done very well, realizing in some cases, ‘moon money’ and beyond! He made the decision that now would be a great time to pass these beautiful GEMS to new homes.”

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is still accepting consignments for this important auction through March 23. Anyone interested in consigning should contact Julie (julie@legendauctions.com) or Greg (greg@legendauctions.com) to discuss their holdings. The office can be reached at (732) 935-1168. LRCA will be set up and accepting consignments at the Mid-Winter ANA, March 7-9; and at the Baltimore Convention, March 22-24. Legend’s boutique style auctions give your coins the attention they deserve from a truly international base of active buyers of rare U.S. Coins. We offer competitive consignment terms and generous cash advances at great rates.

Legend is currently accepting consignments for all other auctions in 2018, including Regency Auctions in July, September, and November, as well as the monthly Premier Sessions Internet Auctions. Contact us today for more information about consigning.

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA), founded in 2012 by Laura Sperber is a boutique auction firm that handles the finest in U.S. rare coins. Every coin offered is vetted by two world-class numismatists. As the official auctioneer of the PCGS Members Show, Regency Auctions are conducted four or five times a year and are limited to roughly 500 lots. A Premier Session Internet Only Auction is held monthly, featuring 150-200 hand selected lots. For more information, or to consign, contact Greg Cohen or Julie Abrams.

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