Pre-bidding is now open for Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV, which will be held October 15 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas as part of the October PCGS Members Only Show (running the 13th through the 16th). The live auction will start at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) / 7:30 Eastern Time (ET) and take place in Ballroom 3.
The Bellagio is located at 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Earlier this month, Legend’s Regency XIII auction realized over $3.3 million at another Members Only Show. Add to that the fact that Regency XIV features Part II of the Coronet Collection of Mint State Morgan Dollars, and the October 15 sale stands to be another successful event for Legend Rare Coins Auctions.
You can visit www.legendauctions.com to view and bid on all 355 hand-picked lots (registration is required to bid), but if you’re in the Vegas area, public lot viewings are taking place at the PCGS show on Wednesday, October 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT, and Thursday, October 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Special appointment-only viewings are available on Tuesday, October 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday the 14th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All viewings are held in Raphael 2 and 3 of the Bellagio. Lot settlement and pickup takes place in the same rooms on Friday the 16th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.
- : 1900-O/CC Morgan $1 PCGS MS67+ CAC, Ex: Jack Lee 1, 2; Coronet Collection
A favorite of both the Coronet Collector and Jack Lee, this coin may well be the finest known 1900-O/CC. Both PCGS and NGC list this as the only 67+ in their population reports, and CAC says that it’s strong for that grade. The sole PCGS MS67 CAC example sold for $37,375 in 2011; this coin’s flawless and fully-lustrous appearance should help it do even better.
Estimate : US$45,000 – $50,000 (No Reserve)
- : 1900-P Morgan $1 PCGS MS66, Ex: Jack Lee, Coronet Collection
Speaking of finest-knowns, this specimen is the finest known 1900-P (with a top pop of 1) according to PCGS. There is no available auction record for this particular piece, but the Coronet Collector bought it for $575,000 five years ago. A clean and satiny surface, together with a nice strike, gives this coin its excellent eye appeal.
Estimate: US$500,000 – $550,000 (No Reserve)
- : 1864 Seated Liberty 25c, PCGS PR67
But it’s not only about the Morgans of the Coronet Collection. For instance, here’s a beautifully understated Proof 67 Seated Liberty toner. Besides being richly toned with deep cobalt, azure and red violet coloration, this coin is part of one of the smallest mintages of Proof Seated Liberty coins in history–only 470 were minted in 1864. This example sold for $11,750 in July of 2014.
Estimate: US$12,500 – $15,000 (No Reserve)
- : 1915-S Panama-Pacific Round $50, PCGS MS65+ CAC
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific commemorative coin series honoring the opening of the Panama Canal. Any one of the five designs and denominations in the Pan-Pac series is a gorgeous example of coin art. But Robert Aitken’s $50 round and octagonal gold coins have always been the highly coveted stars of the show.
This specimen is one of the top five graded by PCGS, with a mere half-grade’s difference between it and the finest known by that company. Another example at this grade sold for $176,250 in August of this year, but since it was a non-CAC coin, there are high expectations for this piece.
Estimate: US$175,000 – $200,000 (No Reserve)
There will be no cut bids for either live or online bidding during Regency XIV. For more information about the Regency Auction XIV, or if you have any questions, please visit www.legendauctions.com or contact Julie Abrams at (845) 430-4378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.