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Legend Rare Coins to Offer Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars in Regency Auction 47

Legend Rare Coins to Offer Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars in Regency Auction 47

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to announce the Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars, which includes the #1 PCGS Registry Set of Early Half Dollars, and a complete Red Book Variety Bust Half Set. This incredible collection features over 30 coins that are at least tied for finest known honors at PCGS, including an astounding 25 that are the single finest known at the service. Overall, this stellar collection is worth well over $3 million according to PCGS Value.

In addition to the 101 coins that comprise the registry set, the collection also features several additional interesting varieties that add to the appeal of the collection.

“Starting with the very first coin, the 1794 PCGS AU58 CAC, every coin in this incredible collection is impressive, and you can clearly see the attention and care that was put into completing this set,” stated Laura Sperber, founder of LRCA. “This is clearly a world-class Bust Half Collection, and fully deserving of its status as the number one PCGS Registry Set.”

“This collection is extremely fresh to the market,” echoed Matthew Bell, CEO of LRCA. “Going through the coins, it is amazing how many incredible eye appealing coins have been assembled. We are truly honored to have been chosen to bring this collection to auction.”

Highlights abound in the collection. Some of the stellar standouts include:

  • 50C 1794 PCGS AU58 CAC, the single finest known example at PCGS
  • 50C 1796 15 STARS. PCGS AU58+, the only coin graded AU58+ and third finest known at PCGS
  • 50C 1803 LARGE 3. 12 ARROWS. PCGS MS63 CAC, single finest known example at PCGS
  • 50C 1806 POINTED 6, STEM. PCGS MS64, single finest known example at PCGS
  • 50C 1805 PCGS MS62, single finest known example at PCGS
  • 50C 1806/5 LARGE STARS. PCGS MS63 CAC, single finest known at PCGS
  • 50C 1810 PCGS MS65 CAC, single finest known at PCGS
  • 50C 1814 PCGS MS66 CAC, single finest known at PCGS
  • 50C 181.7 PUNCTUATED DATE PCGS MS64+, single finest known at PCGS
  • 50C 1824 PCGS MS66+ CAC, single finest known at PCGS
  • 50C 1828 CURL BASE 2. KNOB. PCGS MS65+ CAC, single finest known

Additionally, this collection features the 50C 1817/4. Graded PCGS F15, it is one of only 11 examples known of that overdate. Having any example in a collection is a massive achievement, and this coin is one of only seven graded by PCGS.

The entirety of the Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars will be sold at the Regency Auction 47 on September 2 in Las Vegas. Prior to that, highlights of the collection will be on display at the ANA World Fair of Money this August. Consignments are still open for Regency Auction 47. Contact Legend Rare Coin Auctions at (732) 935-1168 or at [email protected] for more information.

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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