IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, realized an impressive $5.9 million with its 1,000-lot Chicago Rarities Sale.  The auction was conducted in a single session on April 15, 2008, with Internet bidding taking place prior to the sale through the Bowers and Merena website, www.bowersandmerena.com.

1926-S Buffalo Nickel, 1932-D Quarter, 1916 Doubled Die Buffalo Nickel coins

“We are very pleased with the excellent results achieved by this sale,” stated Bowers and Merena president Steve Deeds.  “It is an honor for us to be trusted with the sale of such important numismatic rarities in a dynamic market. 

My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of our consignors without whose support we could not maintain Bowers and Merena’s position as America’s preeminent numismatic auctioneer. 

And, of course, I cannot forget our loyal bidders—you also have my sincerest thanks for contributing to another successful Bowers and Merena Rarities Sale.  May you cherish and enjoy your recent acquisitions for years to come.”


An impressive selection of Buffalo Nickel rarities led the way in prices realized for this sale.

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Fine Selection of Buffalo Nickels also set for auction at Chicago Rarities Sale on Tuesday IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin auction house, will hold their Chicago Rarities Sale on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Sofitel Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Among the more than 1,000 lots to […]

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1932-D Washington Quarter IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin auction house, announces that it will auction the only 1932-D Washington Quarter graded MS-66 by PCGS in its upcoming Chicago Rarities Sale on April 15, 2008, in Rosemont, Ill.

The 1932-D Washington Quarter, Population 1/0 at PCGS, is part of the No. 1 ranked “Marquette-Yakima” NGC Registry Set of Washington Quarters 1932-1964, an extraordinary collection that contains a multitude of quality PCGS- and NGC-certified Washington Quarters, including some Population 1/0.

The complete collection will be auctioned in individual lots in Bowers and Merena’s Chicago Rarities Sale.

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