Omaha, NE — January 2, 2008 — Proxibid, the leading provider of Internet auction webcasting services, today announced that it will provide live online bidding for the Bowers and Merena Orlando Rarities Sales, slated for January 8, 2008 in Orlando. The live auction event will take place at the International Plaza Resort & Spa in the heart of Orlando’s bustling entertainment district, two days prior to the Orlando F.U.N. Show. Live online bidding will begin January 8 at 6:00 p.m. EST on Proxibid. View the auction catalog now!
670 lots of high-quality, rare U.S. coins will be available for live online bidding during this auction. Even the most discerning collectors will agree that this is a must-attend event. With online bidding via Proxibid, collectors world-wide can log on to bid and win some of these rare coins.
One of the most exciting coins to cross the block during this auction is Lot 516, a 1795 Capped Bust Half Eagle, Small Eagle, BD-2, HBCC-3034, Miller-3, Rarity-6, graded MS-64 by NGC. According to Bowers and Merena’s President Steve Deeds,
“This is a spectacular specimen. Only 20 to 30 examples of the 1795 BD-2 Half Eagle are believed to have survived, and the near-Gem that we are offering here is undoubtedlythe finest example available for private ownership, if it is not the finest known.”
“We are thrilled to offer online bidding via Proxibid for this auction,” said Deeds. “We have several high-profile items available for this auction, including a 1793 Half Cent, the United States’ first half-cent coin. Collectors won’t want to miss this auction!”