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Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Current # 2 PCGS Registry Set is a magnificent date run of GEM PCGS/CAC coins with an average grade of 65.478


Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is honored to present in Regency Auction 54 the astonishing Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars. A collection decades in the making (starting in the 1980s), Mr. Perfection, as he is known in the hobby, caught Bust Half Fever, and over the course of these nearly 40 years, has owned many great examples, from AU to MS67. The 33-coin PCGS Date Set Registry Set begins with 1807 and ends with 1839-O. This set ranks as the current #2 set on the PCGS Registry and #3 all time, as well as being the #2 CAC Registry Set.

“I have known Mr. Perfection for decades, and he has been an active and astute buyer from both Legend Numismatics and Legend Rare Coin Auctions,” said Laura Sperber, founder of both Legend firms. “As his chosen online ‘handle’ suggests, every coin had to be nothing less than perfection! We congratulate him on the historic offering we will be presenting.”

“I have had the majority of this set for many years,” said Mr. Perfection. “I was missing one coin, the 1807, and could not find one I liked. Following Laura Sperber’s advice, ‘do not buy a coin just to fill a hole, be patient,’ I waited. Finally, I bought the coin in the collection from the Eugene Gardner Collection, previously having been part of the Col. Green and Eric P. Newman collections.”

“The coins are all amazing,” declared Greg Cohen, senior numismatist for Legend Rare Coin Auctions. “Having handled many of the greatest Bust half dollars offered in the last five years (LRCA sold the Konstantine Collection, the Chicago Collection, and the Dale Friend Estate), that is a powerful statement. All but one coin is CAC-approved; several trace back to the famed Eliasberg Collection; there are a number of coins housed in old green tag holders, and these coins are fresh to the market. Each coin is a highlight!”

The Perfection Collection consists of the following dates and grades:

  • 1807 O-113 Small Stars Capped Bust MS63 PCGS Ex Green/Newman
  • 1808 MS66 PCGS CAC
  • 1809 50C Overton 107 III Edge MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1810 MS64 PCGS CAC
  • 1811 Small 8 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1812 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1813 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1814 Overton 103 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1815/2 MS64+ PCGS CAC Ex Eliasberg
  • 1817 MS66 PCGS CAC
  • 1818 50C Overton 111 MS66 PCGS CAC
  • 1819/8 Small 9 MS65 PCGS CAC
  • 1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1821 MS66 PCGS CAC OGH
  • 1822 MS66 PCGS CAC OGH Ex Eliasberg
  • 1823 MS65+ PCGS CAC Ex Friend
  • 1824 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1825 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1826 MS67 PCGS CAC Ex Eliasberg
  • 1827 Square 2 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1828 “Sq 2, Lg 8” MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1829 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1830 Small 0 MS67 PCGS CAC OGH
  • 1831 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1832 MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1833 Overton 108 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1834 Lg Date Lg Letters MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1835 MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1836 50C Overton 113a Lettered Edge MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1836 Reed Edge MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1837 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1838 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1839 Capped, Large Letters. MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1839-O MS65+ PCGS CAC

Legend’s expert numismatists are in the process of cataloging and photographing this world-class cabinet of Capped Bust half dollars. The collection will be presented in the firm’s boutique-style, hardbound catalog, each coin expertly described and imaged. Legend will have highlights of this collection on display at the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, August 16-20 at table 906.

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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