Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.legendauctions.com) will offer 850 lots in its 26th Regency Auction, being conducted at Harrah’s in New Orleans on May 16 and 17, as the official auction for the PCGS Members Show.
Described as the firm’s largest and most impressive auction yet, it will feature important collections and showcase some of the finest coins that the rare coin market has to offer.
The Wednesday, May 16th auction session has been billed as "Silver Dollar Day," and is anchored by the P.F.M. Collection of Morgan Dollars and the Crow River Peace Dollar Collection.
Selections from the Aurora Borealis Collection serves as the backbone to the event’s toned dollar section.
"The P.F.M. Collection is the current #6 set on the PCGS Registry, and features many exceptional gem quality coins," explains Julie Abrams, the firm’s president. "and some are pedigreed to the great Morgan dollar collections like Jack Lee and Coronet. The Crow River Collection was assembled by the same collector who put together the record shattering set of $10 Indians that Legend Auctions sold last October."
Highlights of Dollar Day include:
- Lot 5 $1 1802 PCGS MS63+
- Lot 22 $1 1879-CC Capped Die. PCGS MS65 From the P.F.M. Collection
- Lot 56 $1 1884-S PCGS MS63 From the P.F.M. Collection
- Lot 77 $1 1889-CC PCGS MS63 From the P.F.M. Collection
- Lot 89 $1 1891-O PCGS MS65 DMPL CAC From the P.F.M. Collection
- Lot 94 $1 1892-S PCGS MS65 From the P.F.M. Collection
- Lot 98 $1 1893-S PCGS AU58 From the P.F.M. Collection
- Lot 203 $1 1904-O PCGS MS67 CAC
- Lot 222 $1 1927-D PCGS MS66 CAC From the Crow River Collection
- Lot 229 $1 1934-S PCGS MS66 CAC From the Crow River Collection
Day Two offers a wide selection of very high-end coins from early copper to gold and patterns. The session begins with The Premier Barber Collection (Proof Dimes and Mint State Quarters), which are duplicates from a world class collection assembled by a very picky collector client of Legend Numismatics. Every coin ranks towards the top of the population report and the vast majority are PCGS/CAC, including a 1900-O PCGS MS67+ GOLD CAC.
From there, the auction session continues with exceptional toned Proof Indian Head Cents from the Aurora Borealis Collection. The David Poole Collection of Proof Three Cent Nickels features many of the finest examples of this obsolete series, and is a study in Cameo and Deep Cameo coins. A wide range of half dollars from Bust, Seated, and Walking Liberty (including Dale Larsen’s Collection of Toned Late Date Walkers) will delight any collector.
Gold coins make up a great portion of the sale. A complete set of Classic Head quarter eagles, the Oak Crest Collection of Carson City Half Eagles, and individual high grade and rare date gold coins broaden the depth of the offering, including a decent selection of early half eagles.
A newly graded 1861-O $20 in PCGS AU53 CAC and a GEM 1907 High Relief in PCGS MS66 are additional single coin highlights.
Rounding out the sale is the Steven Cook Collection of Patterns, Part 1 — a collection of 150+ patterns being sold in two parts, the first 77 in the May 2018 Regency Auction.
"The diverse nature of Thursday evening’s Regency Auction session has elicited a strong collector response," said Greg Cohen, Senior Numismatist of Legend Auctions. "Whether you collect early type coins, 19th century proofs, rare date gold, or neat pattern coins, there is a wide range of coins at all price points. Collectors will have, in some cases, once in a decade (or more) opportunities to acquire great coins for their cabinets."
Thursday’s highlights include:
- Lot 257 10C 1914 PCGS PR68 CAC From the Premier Barber Collection
- Lot 269 25C 1900-O PCGS MS67+ GOLD CAC From the Premier Barber Collection
- Lot 302 1/2C 1855 PCGS MS65+ RD CAC
- Lot 329 1C 1881 PCGS PR66 RD CAM CAC From the Aurora Borealis Collection
- Lot 356 1C 1935 PCGS MS68+ RD CAC
- Lot 288 3CN 1866 PCGS PR67 DCAM From the David Poole Collection
- Lot 467 H10C 1859 PCGS MS68+ CAC
- Lot 470 10C 1796 PCGS MS63 CAC
- Lot 474 10C 1836 PCGS MS67+ CAC
- Lot 509 25C 1867-S PCGS MS67 CAC
- Lot 525 25C 1916 Standing. PCGS MS67 FH
- Lot 579 50C 1887 NGC MS65 GOLD CAC
- Lot 607 50C 1945 PCGS MS67+ CAC From the Dale Larsen Collection
- Lot 665 25C 1883 Hawaii. PCGS PR67 CAM CAC
- Lot 695 $3 1878 PCGS PR63+ DCAM CAC
- Lot 710 $5 1871-CC PCGS AU58 CAC From the Oak Crest Collection
- Lot 715 $5 1876-CC PCGS AU58 CAC From the Oak Crest Collection
- Lot 747 $20 1861-O PCGS AU53 CAC
- Lot 756 $20 1903 PCGS MS66+
- Lot 812 25C 1870 J-939. NGC PR65 From the Steven Cook Collection. Ex. Eliasberg-Simpson
- Lot 821 50C 1870 J-970. PCGS PR64 CAM CAC From the Steven Cook Collection.
- Lot 829 25C 1871 J-1099. PCGS PR65 CAC From the Steven Cook Collection
- Lot 831 $2.50 1872 J-1234. PCGS PR63 DCAM From the Steven Cook Collection
- Lot 836 10C 1877 J-1498. PCGS PR65 BN CAC From the Steven Cook Collection
- Lot 851 $1 1872 J-1214. PCGS PR65+ CAM CAC
For more information about all 855 lots in the 26th Regency Auction, visit www.legendauctions.com.
If you have any questions regarding viewing lots, or any other arrangements regarding Regency Auction 26, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To consign to any upcoming auction sale, email Greg Cohen at email@example.com or Julie Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org.