Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auctions have experienced very strong growth in 2018, with two sales containing enough material to justify two-day auction events. The boutique concept LRCA has created clearly found a niche that was long overlooked. The market for hand-selected, high-quality U.S. coins was much stronger than even we suspected. It is with great pride in that growth and demand for the Legend brand auctions that the firm is announcing that starting in 2019, there will be six Regency Auctions, including the first time that a Regency Auction will be a “stand-alone” event (being held in January), that will not be in conjunction with a PCGS Members Show, all others for 2019 will be held in conjunction with PCGS’ Shows.
To accommodate the additional Regency Auction, LRCA is also announcing that the December 2018 Premier Session will be the firm’s final monthly internet only auction. While these sales have been very successful, due to the overwhelming demand for Regency Auctions from both consignors and buyers, the firm is redirecting its efforts into the Regency Auctions to ensure that they become the best U.S. numismatic auction events of the entire year. However, to give the monthly Premier Sessions the farewell they deserve, LRCA is pleased to announce that the December Premier Session will be the biggest and best yet—the firm is billing it as mini-Regency Auction.
“From its outset, LRCA was designed to be different, and offer a different level of quality,” explained the firm’s president, Julie Abrams, “and we mean not just the quality of the coins being sold, but the quality of the customer service and the experience for both buyers and sellers. To that end, we thought the monthly Premier Sessions provided a great opportunity for collectors of coins in the $1,000-$10,000 range. While we are sad to see them go, we are very excited for what the future holds for our Regency Auctions.”
The remaining 2018 monthly Premier Sessions will continue on as scheduled, with a very impressive offering being planned for December’s final session. Lot viewing will take place at the December PCGS Member’s Show, December 12-14.
The first 2019 Regency Auction will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Beverly Hills Marriot, and will begin at 4:30 PST. This will be a stand alone sale, held just prior to the always popular Long Beach Expo. More details about collections already consigned will be announced in the coming weeks. Due to the holiday season, consignments must be in house no later than Wednesday, November 28.
Regency Auctions will be conducted as the Official Auction for the PCGS Member’s Show throughout the rest of the year. Specific dates and locations to be announced shortly.
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 six times per year. 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); the Oak Crest Collection of Carson City $5 gold; the Konstatine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars, the #1 PCGS Set of Red Book varieties, 1807-1836. The firm has the 2nd highest APR in 2016 with the sale of Bob Simpson’s duplicate 1879 $20 “Quintuple Stella” which realized $1,880,000.