855 lots to be presented in first ever two-day event, including a special “Silver Dollar Day” auction
(April 20, 2018, Lincroft, NJ) — Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 26th Regency Auction will be the firm’s largest and most impressive auction yet. The official auction for the May 2018 PCGS Member’s Show at Harrah’s in New Orleans will take place on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17, 2018. It will feature coins from very important collections showcasing 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 of 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 MS-63+
Lot 22 $1 1879-CC Capped Die. MS-65 From the P.F.M. Collection
Lot 56 $1 1884-S MS-63 From the P.F.M. Collection
Lot 77 $1 1889-CC MS-63 From the P.F.M. Collection
Lot 89 $1 1891-O MS-65 DMPL CAC From the P.F.M. Collection
Lot 94 $1 1892-S MS-65 From the P.F.M. Collection
Lot 98 $1 1893-S AU-58 From the P.F.M. Collection
Lot 203 $1 1904-O MS-67 CAC
Lot 222 $1 1927-D MS-66 CAC From the Crow River Collection
Lot 229 $1 1934-S MS-66 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 or CAC, including a 1900-O MS-67+ 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 PR-68 CAC From the Premier Barber Collection
Lot 269 25C 1900-O MS-67+ GOLD CAC From the Premier Barber Collection
Lot 302 1/2C 1855 MS-65+ RD CAC
Lot 329 1C 1881 PR-66 RD CAM CAC From the Aurora Borealis Collection
Lot 356 1C 1935 MS-68+ RD CAC
Lot 288 3CN 1866 PR-67 DCAM From the David Poole Collection
Lot 467 H10C 1859 MS-68+ CAC
Lot 470 10C 1796 MS-63 CAC
Lot 474 10C 1836 MS-67+ CAC
Lot 509 25C 1867-S MS-67 CAC
Lot 525 25C 1916 Standing. MS-67 FH
Lot 579 50C 1887 MS-65 GOLD CAC
Lot 607 50C 1945 MS-67+ CAC From the Dale Larsen Collection
Lot 665 25C 1883 Hawaii. PR-67 CAM CAC
Lot 695 $3 1878 PR-63+ DCAM CAC
Lot 710 $5 1871-CC AU-58 CAC From the Oak Crest Collection
Lot 715 $5 1876-CC AU-58 CAC From the Oak Crest Collection
Lot 747 $20 1861-O AU-53 CAC
Lot 756 $20 1903 MS-66+
Lot 812 25C 1870 J-939. PR-65 From the Steven Cook Collection. Ex. Eliasberg-Simpson
Lot 821 50C 1870 J-970. PR-64 CAM CAC From the Steven Cook Collection.
Lot 829 25C 1871 J-1099. PR-65 CAC From the Steven Cook Collection
Lot 831 $2.50 1872 J-1234. PR-63 DCAM From the Steven Cook Collection
Lot 836 10C 1877 J-1498. PR-65 BN CAC From the Steven Cook Collection
Lot 851 $1 1872 J-1214. PR-65+ CAM CAC
For more information about, or to bid on these and all 855 lots in the 26th Regency Auction, being conducted at Harrah’s New Orleans on May 16 and 17, 2018, go to the website of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. If you have any questions regarding viewing lots or any other arrangements regarding Regency Auction 26, contact us at . To consign to any upcoming auction sale, email Greg Cohen at or Julie Abrams at .
Press release courtesy of Legend Rare Coin Auctions.