Bowers and Merena Boston Auction to Include Rare 1794 Dollar


Steve Deeds Retires as President; Assumes New Role

Bowers and Merena AuctionsIrvine, CA Bowers and Merena Auctions, a leading rare coin and currency auction house, will present one of the most important U.S. coin rarity auctions in recent years.

Bowers and Merena’s Boston Rarities Auction, to be held prior to the ANA’s World Fair of Money on Saturday, August 7, will include a 1794 Dollar graded MS-64 (NGC) valued at over one million dollars, and two mid-six-figure coins: an 1870-S Silver Dollar and an 1854-O $20 Gold piece, both key date rarities. In all, over 1,500 coins will be auctioned in the sale.

Bowers and Merena also announced that its president, Steve Deeds, is stepping down from his full-time position to pursue other coin-related interests, and will continue to have an ongoing role with the company.


Greg Roberts, CEO of Bowers and Merena, stated: "We wish Steve well in his new endeavors and we are pleased that he has agreed to continue to obtain consignments on behalf of Bowers and Merena. His new role will allow us to continue to take advantage of Steve’s demonstrated skills in promoting the numerous benefits of consigning with Bowers and Merena."


Mr. Roberts continued, "I will remain as CEO of Bowers and Merena, working closely with our talented group of executives and consignment directors, including Rick Ponterio, Scott Reiter, Brett Renaud, Debbie McDonald, Ron Gillio, Matt Quinn, Kent Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio. With our distinguished team and Mr. Deeds’ support, we will continue our tradition of putting together outstanding rare coin and currency auctions."

About Bowers and Merena Auctions

Bowers and Merena Auctions was founded in 1983 and has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent numismatic auctioneer with more than half a billion dollars in rare coin and currency sales.

The company serves as Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expos three times per year. Bowers and Merena has handled four of the five most valuable United States coin collections ever sold, including the Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection, the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection, the Garrett Collection for The Johns Hopkins University, and the Norweb Collection.

In 2008, Bowers and Merena Auctions acquired Ponterio & Associates, Inc., which now serves as Bowers and Merena’s auction division for world and ancient coins and currency. Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries offers direct buying and selling of exceptional quality gold and silver rare coins.

For more information about Bowers and Merena and Ponterio & Associates, or to consign to an upcoming auction, call 800-458-4646. Complete prices realized for all past auctions are available at

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