Diverse offering of rarities will make the July temperature in Vegas even hotter

(June 20, 2018—Lincroft, NJ)—If you think Las Vegas is HOT in July, step inside our auction room—the atmosphere will be even hotter! Legend Auctions is proud to have produced yet another mindboggling auction for the 27th Regency Auction. The amazing coins in this sale could possibly beat the record-breaking results in our May 2018 Regency Auction 26. As always, the Regency Auction is the official Auction of the PCGS Member’s Show; July’s event will be conducted at Caesar’s Palace on Thursday, July 26, 2018 beginning at 4:30 PST.

With 604 lots, the July 2018 Regency Sale is anchored by eight SUPERB consignments:

The RanJack Morgan Dollar Collection—a very high-end quality collection of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New Orleans mint Morgans. Many of these are among the FINEST known and all were hand selected by a very picky collector over the course of more than two decades.

The Aurora Borealis Collection—a few more select duplicates from this monster collection of amazing toned dollars.

The Liberty Sunrise Collection—a complete set of Peace dollars offering original toning. The degree of toning varies from light gold to superb bag toning. Many pieces were purchased at previous Legend Auctions.

The South Texas Collection—a partial 18th century U.S. type set assembled by a very fastidious collector client of Legend Numismatics. Each coin was hand selected for the client by Laura Sperber, and every coin is PCGS-graded and CAC-approved. Each coin in this collection is a highlight! The collector is now moving on to another area of numismatics.

The Pharma Collection—a selection of coins from a Legend Numismatics collector client who sold the majority of his collection previously. The coins in RA27 were retained as his favorites. He is now retiring and decided to sell of these remaining highlights. What a killer group of 19th century type coins! Again, since every coin was purchased from Legend, and hand selected by Laura Sperber, each coin is PCGS/CAC and has awesome eye appeal.

The Huron Hills Collection—selections from a collection that is now being refocused. Each coin is PCGS/CAC and very high end! This group’s focus is Morgan dollars, Walkers, and commems.

The Chester Roche Collection—fresh to the market, this collection of 49 pieces is a wonderful holding of gold dollars and quarter eagles. The collector was active back in the mid to late 1990s and many of the coins are housed in old green tag PCGS holders.

The Steven Cook Collection of Patterns, Part 2—the final installment of this very extensive collection of pattern coins. A very diverse offering of issues, including many R-7 Judd numbers. Part 1 was sold in our May Regency Auction and was very well received. This second part has a neat offering of off-metal gold patterns and some GEM silver dollar patterns in copper.

 “We are extremely excited about the Regency Auction 27! The sale features so many high-end and FRESH to the market coins, the quality of the sale is remarkable,” explained Julie Abrams, LRCA President. “This is one of the greatest grouping of collections we have ever presented for auction!”

Founder Laura Sperber interjected, “Every coin in the South Texas and Pharma Collections is a highlight! Our favorites from these two collections, hand assembled by Legend Numismatics for two very picky collectors, include: H10C 1796 13 Stars. MS65+, the 25C 1796 PCGS AU53, and the out of this world 50C 1795 PCGS MS64+ and 5C 1908 PCGS PR67 CAM CAC. This coin is virtually a DCAM, $1 1897 PCGS PR68 CAM CAC, $2.50 1871 PCGS MS65 CAC, $20 1906 PCGS MS66 CAC.”

Julie Abrams continued, “Morgan dollar collectors will be able to bid on many amazing superb GEM examples from the RanJack and Aurora Borealis Collections. Collectors of better date gold will certainly be excited by the Chester Roche Collection, and its offering of high grade, rare gold dollars and quarter eagles. Pattern specialists will certainly find many coins of interest in Part 2 of the Steven Cook Collection.”

“Presented alongside the anchor consignments are hand-selected coins from a wide variety of sources. Every numismatic enthusiast will find many great coins at all price points from $1,000 to over $250,000,” notes Greg Cohen, senior numismatist for the firm. “There are many important rarities in many series from other consignors as well. This sale presents a very important opportunity to buy AMAZING coins. Just take a look at the highlights listed below. There will be something for everyone in this sale, and we anticipate record participation, as we saw in New Orleans.”

“Demand for inclusion in this sale was white hot,” Laura Sperber explained. “The Legend team vetted each coin for this important sale, and there were over 100 coins that were submitted for consignment, that we did not take because of value or quality considerations. Clearly what is being offered is exceptional! Know that we really do make it so you can bid with confidence that you will get a very impressive coin!”

Highlights of Regency Auction 27 include:

  • Lot 20 $1 1884-S PCGS MS63 From the RanJack Collection
  • Lot 25 $1 1886-O PCGS MS64+ CAC From the RanJack Collection
  • Lot 48 $1 1894-S PCGS MS65+ CAC From the RanJack Collection
  • Lot 71 $1 1903-S PCGS MS66 CAC From the RanJack Collection
  • Lot 95 $1 1892-O PCGS MS66+ CAC
  • Lot 106 $1 1904-O PCGS MS66+ DMPL CAC
  • Lot 160 $1 1927-S PCGS MS65 CAC From the Liberty Sunrise Collection
  • Lot 174 1C 1794 Head of ’94. PCGS MS66+ BN CAC Ex Lord St. Oswald. From the South Texas Collection
  • Lot 218 1C 1909 V.D.B. Matte Proof. PCGS PR66 RB CAC
  • Lot 239 3CS 1863/2 PCGS PR67 CAM
  • Lot 264 H10C 1803 Small 8. PCGS AU55
  • Lot 295 25C 1911-S PCGS MS67+ CAC Ex Eliasberg
  • Lot 300 25C 1916 Standing Liberty. PCGS MS66 FH CAC
  • Lot 319 50C 1829 NGC PR63 CAC
  • Lot 367 $1 1851 Restrike over O-mint Seated Dollar. PCGS PR63
  • Lot 405 G$1 1849-C Open Wreath. PCGS MS63 From the Chester Roche Collection
  • Lot 417 G$1 1862 PCGS MS67 CAC From the Chester Roche Collection
  • Lot 430 $2.50 1835 PCGS MS63 CAC From the Chester Roche Collection
  • Lot 436 $2.50 1856-O PCGS MS60 From the Chester Roche Collection
  • Lot 459 $2.50 1900 PCGS PR67 DCAM CAC
  • Lot 465 $3 1887 PCGS PR65+ DCAM CAC
  • Lot 466 $4 1879 Flowing Hair Stella. PCGS PR64 CAC
  • Lot 473 $5 1854-C PCGS MS62 CAC—a new discovery
  • Lot 484 $10 1900 PCGS PR66+ DCAM CAC
  • Lot 498 $20 1908-S PCGS MS66 CAC
  • Lot 532 5C 1866 J-461. PCGS PR66 CAM CAC From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2
  • Lot 540 $10 1868 J-663. PCGS PR64 From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2
  • Lot 554 $2.50 1869 J-770. PCGS PR64+ CAM CAC From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2
  • Lot 585 $1 1879 J-1616. PCGS PR66 RB From the Steven Cook Collection, Part 2

Legend’s Regency Auction 27 is now open for bidding. To view these, and all other lots visit www.legendauctions.com today. Lot viewing will take place at the PCGS Members Show on July 24, 25, and 26. If you need to make arrangements to view lots at LRCA’s office, please call or email ASAP (732-935-1168 or info@legendauctions.com).

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is a boutique auction company specializing in the finest and rarest U.S. coins. Founded in 2012 by Laura Sperber, the owner and president of Legend Numismatics, the premier rare coin retail firm, LRCA was, from the outset designed to be a different kind of rare coin auction firm. LRCA’s staff of numismatic auction industry veterans includes Julie Abrams, president; Greg Cohen, senior numismatist; and Jessica Berkman, consignment coordinator. The firm’s Regency Auctions serve as the official auction for the PCGS Members’ Shows, held 4-5 times per year; the firm also conducts monthly Premier Sessions auctions. Since its founding, LRCA has sold many important collections, resulting in world-record prices, including the Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars (#1 all time PCGS set); the David Hall—Bob Simpson Collection of Liberty Head Eagles; the Sunnywood-Simpson Collection of Morgan Dollars; the Phil Flannagan Collection of Territorial Gold, Toned Dollars, and 1795 coins; duplicates from the Gerald Forsythe Collections of Buffalo Nickels and Mercury Dimes; the Bob Simpson Collection of Standard Silver Patterns; the Northern Lights Collection of Monster Toned Morgan Dollars; the Crow River Collections of Indian Head $10s and Peace Dollars; the P.F.M Collection (former #6 PCGS Set of Morgan Dollars with varieties); and the Oak Crest Collection of Carson City $5 gold. The firm also set the record for #2 highest APR in 2016 with the sale of Bob Simpson’s duplicate 1879 $20 “Quintuple Stella” which realized $1,880,000.

To consign to an upcoming auction, contact Julie Abrams (julie@legendauctions.com), Greg Cohen (greg@legendauctions.com), or Jessica Berkman (jessica@legendauctions.com).

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