Legend-Morphy’s Dec. 13 Regency Auction debut at the PCGS Members Only Coin Show in Las Vegas drew an enthusiastic crowd, very competitive Internet bidding and a final total of $1.54 million, inclusive of 15% buyer’s premium.
The top lot of the 323-lot auction was a 1913 PCGS PR66 CAC $20 matte proof gold coin from the Far East Eagle Collection. Described in the catalog as “intensely original, one of 58 minted, and one of three PCGS graded,” it exceeded its hefty presale estimate to realize $109,250.
An extremely high-end coin, an 1807 $2.5 PCGS MS63 CAC displayed absolutely original surfaces and beautiful original colors of deep yellow-gold with some orange-gold around the details. A sharply struck Miss Liberty provided the eye appeal that pushed bidding to an above-estimate $74,750..
Additional auction highlights included:
- A rare and desirable $10 1871-CC PCGS AU58 coin boasted provenance from the fabled Simpson Collection and the David Hall Collection prior to that – which surpassed its high estimate and sold for $28,900
- An 1894 $1 Lady Liberty in profile which was in super-clean condition and netted $39,675
- A totally matched, original 1894 PR64-65 coin set, in impeccable condition, drew eight bids and sold above estimate for $27,600
Legend-Morphy co-owner Laura Sperber described interest in Legend-Morphy’s first Regency Auction as “very strong…The preview was packed from the minute we opened it, and Internet activity was beyond our expectations, both before and during the sale.”
For information about consigning to Legend-Morphy’s auctions, call 717-335-3435 or visit www.legendmorphy.com.