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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Exclusively Legend Regency Auction Draws Strong Bidding

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Exclusively Legend Regency Auction Draws Strong Bidding

Five important, high-quality collections, assembled by collectors with the exclusive assistance and mentoring of Laura Sperber and George Huang of Legend Numismatics were sold on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in New Orleans, held in conjunction with the October 2019 PCGS Members Only Show.

The special auction, consisting of 184 lots, brought five very special consignments to the market.

The CC Collection That Should Not Exist was a carefully assembled set of Carson City Mint Morgan dollars with vivid, brilliant toning that rank among the very finest toned CC mint dollars. The AMG Collection was a set of Proof Barber Dimes, all PCGS/CAC, and very high end for their assigned grades (a minimum of PR66). Two classic rarities from the Bruce Morelan Collection; Part II of the Young-Dakota Collection; and the Coronet Gold Collection drew bidders to the Big Easy.

Taking top honors at the sale was a GEM PR66 CAM PCGS/CAC 1879 Flowing Hair Stella, which realized a total of $270,250 USD. This coin, a highlight of the Coronet Collection, drew serious presale bidding activity. This price and all others reported include the 17.5% buyers premium.

Several of the other highest-grossing lots came from the world-class Coronet Collection, including lot 173, an 1852 half eagle graded MS66+ by PCGS and approved by CAC, which realized $123,375 on an estimate of $67,500-$75,000. This was a world record price! Also beating its estimate was lot 181, an “ultra-high-end monster” 1850 double eagle, which brought $199,750 to a top Legend Numismatics customer. This amazing piece stayed in the Legend family of collectors and brought a world record price!

“What I envisioned with this sale was to showcase some of the world-class collections that George and I have exclusively helped build over the years,” said Laura Sperber, founder of Legend Rare Coin Auctions, and President of Legend Numismatics. “While the public might only associate me and my firm as building multi-million dollar collections, we have helped collectors with all budgets build great sets (like the AMG PR Barber Dime set). I think that this sale, featuring only coins that we placed with our collector clients, proves that. When we work with you to build your collection, we become your partner in the project, providing advice and sourcing coins that no one else can. Each coin placed into these collections was carefully selected for its high quality and outstanding visual appeal.”

“While our sister firm built these collections with the owners,” Sperber continued, “when the time came to sell, these collectors took advantage of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. Each coin got the care and attention that they deserve, and I think the results speak for themselves. Our customer’s success is our success”

Stay tuned for the watch list from our amazing December Auction to posted shortly.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions
Legend Rare Coin Auctions
Founded in 2012 by Laura Sperber, Owner and President of Legend Numismatics, Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) was a boutique numismatic auction company specializing in the finest and rarest U.S. coins. LRCA’s staff of numismatic auction industry veterans included Julie Abrams, President; Greg Cohen, Senior Numismatist; and Jessica Berkman, Consignment Coordinator. The firm’s Regency Auctions served as the official auction for the PCGS Members’ Shows, held six times per year. LRCA sold many important collections for 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); the Oak Crest Collection of Carson City $5 gold; and the Konstantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars, the #1 PCGS Set of Red Book varieties, 1807-1836. The firm recorded the second-highest APR in 2016 with the sale of Bob Simpson’s duplicate 1879 $20 “Quintuple Stella”, which realized $1,880,000.

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