Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) has just put the finishing touches on the cataloging of the Regency Auction XXIII to be held on the evening of October 26, 2017 at the Philadelphia PCGS Members Only Show. This sale quickly became the most impressive and valuable offering yet! Anchoring the sale are the D.W. and Crow River Collections, along with impressive Morgan dollars, including the most valuable of all: the Vermeule-Coronet 1893-S (PCGS MS67 CAC). Totaling 548 hand selected lots, this sale will be remembered as one of the major numismatic events of 2017!
The sale begins with the D.W. Collection, an offering of 55 coins focusing on 19th-century type and gold assembled over the last decade or so from a very picky collector and friend of Legend Numismatics. Highlights include a near mint 1802/1 silver dollar and a superb run of low-mintage Philadelphia Mint quarter eagles in MS66 and MS67, including an 1892 in PCGS MS67 CAC that has mesmerized our staff.
Following the D.W. Collection, Legend Rare Coin Auctions is offering U.S. type coins from 1/2C to silver dollars, and the offering includes selections from the High Octane Collection and the Dale Larsen Collection, as well as awesome silver dollars from the San Francisco Set. Highlights obviously include the aforementioned 1893-S silver dollar, but also the Eliasberg-Coronet specimens of the 1892-S and 1893-O Morgan dollars (PCGS MS67 CAC and PCGS MS66 PL CAC, respectively).
Between the type and gold coins, pattern issues are presented, including a very high-end GEM 1836 J-67 and 1879 Washlady half dollar. An impressive pair of undated but presumed 1865 patterns, a quarter and half dollar, both the first of their respective issues graded by PCGS and are the finest known, graded MS66 CAC and MS67 CAC were recently discovered by our consignor in Europe and consigned to our sale. These will certainly see strong bidding from pattern collectors of all stripes.
The gold coin section begins with a glorious, original four-piece 1902 gold proof set. All four coins are PCGS/CAC and the half eagle and eagle are the finest known for the issues. A remarkable numismatic treasure that will certainly see strong bidding.
The Crow River Collection is the current #2 Registry Set of $10 Indians, and each coin was carefully selected by the principals of Legend Numismatics for placement in this special set. Obviously, each coin is PCGS-graded and most are CAC-approved. The Wire Rim is a PCGS MS66 CAC and is a beautiful GEM!
Gold coins from various consignors feature rare and high-grade specimens from dollars to double eagles and are then followed by a selection of very attractive high-end gem classic commemoratives. Ending the sale are selections from the Rainbow Warrior Collection of Toned Silver Eagles.
“Shortly after our May auction, one of our long time clients said he was interested in consigning his set of $10 Indians,” explained Laura Sperber, founder of LRCA, “as soon as we mentioned the consignment of that collection, and then with the record results from our Regency Auction XXII in July, the floodgates opened! Old clients, whom we have not heard from in years contacted us to place their coins in our sale.”
Julie Abrams, President of LRCA, continued.
“We were very selective with what we took in for the sale, as it was filling very quickly, and we did not want it to become a 700+ lot auction, which it very well could have become. As it is, with 548 lots, it is our largest offering by lot count and with a presale estimate of over $7,500,000 it is our most valuable offering. Our boutique auction venue does attract the best coins!”
The sale will begin at 5:30 eastern time on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the PCGS Members Only Show in Philadelphia. Catalogs are in production, and should be out in the mail in early October. Pre-sale internet bidding will begin on or about Thursday, September 21. A special lot viewing for West Coast clients will take place on Friday, October 13 in conjunction with the PCGS “Public Friday” in Santa Ana, California. For more information about the Regency Auction XXIII, email [email protected].
Legend Rare Coin Auctions is a boutique numismatic auction firm which holds four to five Regency Auctions as the official auctioneer for the PCGS Members Only Show each year, as well as monthly Premier Sessions Internet Only Auctions. For more information about consigning contact Julie Abrams ([email protected]) or Greg Cohen ([email protected]).
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