Headliners: The Simpson Seated Quarter Duplicates, 1860 Matched Original Proof Set
Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions started off 2014 strong with their sixth Regency Sale held on February 13 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 , $22,325.00
● Lot 66 – 10c 1880 PCGS PR67 Cameo , $7,050.00
● Lot 95 – 25c 1863 PCGS PR66+ , $21,150.00
● Lot 123 – 25c 1896 PCGS PR67 DCameo , $9,987.50
● Lot 174 – 50c 1938 PCGS PR67+ , $4,406.25
● Lot 201 – $1 1880-S PCGS MS66 Ex Sonnier, $5,875.00
● Lot 306 – 1c – $1 1860 Proof Set PCGS , $61,687.50
● Lot 315 – $2 1/2 1796 No Stars PCGS AU58, $182,125.00
● Lot 330 – $5 1853-C PCGS MS64 , $64,625.00
● Lot 339 – $10 1900 PCGS MS65, $11,162.50
● Lot 340 – $10 1904-O PCGS MS65 , $28,200.00
● Lot 381 – 50c 1879 J-1597 PCGS PR66 Cameo , $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.
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 [email protected], call (845) 430-4378, or visit www.legendmorphy.com.
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