Bowers and Merena Auctions, one of the world's preeminent auctioneers for rare coins and currency, realized more than $8 million as the Official Auctioneer of the June 2010 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo.
This 1861-S Liberty Double Eagle realized $69,000 at Bowers and Merena's June 2010 Baltimore Auction. The rarest Type I Double Eagle struck in the San Francisco Mint, the 1861-S Paquet owes its ranking to both a limited mintage and heavy circulation on the frontier, aided by a lack of contemporary numismatic interest in these coins. A limited mintage of 19,250 pieces for this issue is attributed to the Mint's experimentation with a new reverse design for the Liberty Double Eagle. (Click image to enlarge)
The eight-session sale, occurring June 17-19, included more than 6,000 lots of U.S. coins and currency, ancient and foreign coins, and foreign paper money.
Prices realized for U.S. coins and currencies amounted to $6,438,778. Ponterio & Associates, a division of Bowers and Merena Auctions, added an additional $1,608,082 in prices realized with ancient and foreign coins and paper money.
IRVINE, Calif. -- Bowers and Merena Auctions, America's leading rare coin and currency auction house, will conduct the Official Auction of the March 2010 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo.
Scheduled for March 2-6 at the Baltimore Convention Center, the sale will present over 3,300 lots of important United States coins and currency. Ponterio & Associates, division of Bowers and Merena, will present more than 2,400 lots of world and ancient coins and currency.
"We have an impressive selection of rare U.S. coins and notes set for auction at the upcoming March 2010 Baltimore Expo," stated Bowers and Merena president Steve Deeds. "Anchoring the sale is a trio of extremely important coins, all of which have been off the market for decades."