Sheridan Downey wrote:
Readers might enjoy a lazy Sunday, perusing lots in my upcoming FUN Show sale of bust halves. MB 53 is live at www.sheridanscoins.com. The sale closes Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at 6 PM EST. Here is the Introduction to the sale.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SALE
Welcome to MB 53! There are 108 coins in the sale. Once again, the principal consignor is Tim Osborne, and the watchwords are eye candy. Tim spent more than 30 years on the hunt for bust half-dollars with exceptional eye appeal. His BHNC friends, colleagues and suppliers during that period included Floyd Farley, Dr. Gerald Schertz, Charlton “Swampy Meyer, Gehring Prouty, Keith Davignon and, recently, Dr. Charles Link. Prices Realized for his 60-piece consignment to my recent ANA Sale, MB 52, confirm that his knowledge and patience paid off. This time Tim favors us with a 64-piece consignment. When reviewing Tim’s coins pay special attention to his AU 55s. Many will leave you wondering, “Why not AU 58?” At lot preview during the November Baltimore Show the most talked about coin in Tim’s consignment was his 1813 O.104, lot 9, a fully original choice AU, masquerading in a CAC approved PCGS AU 55 capsule.
Several other collectors generously offered one or more pretty coins for the sale. You will find them in Part 2, lots 65 through 101. Highlights include three mouth-watering selections from the legendary collection of Louis Eliasberg. Perhaps you will find an XF-AU 1811 O.113 to your liking. And, oh, the coin doubles as a major error: it is struck off-center! Lot 66 is an AU 58 1807 Small Stars. Need I say more to whet your appetite?! Last minute consignments, lots 102-108, include jaw-dropping, Condition Census examples of two noted rarities, an 1827 O.124 and 1828 O.105.
I again asked Lance Keigwin to photograph both the coins and their slabs. To view slab photos, click the BID button on my web site. (No, that will not trigger a bid.) Voila! You will be greeted by my description of the coin and photos of the slab, along with information on current bidding.
A PEP TALK FOR BIDDERS
This is an auction. There will be coins that sell for record prices. There will be coins that sell below expectations. Approach the sale as you would any other: select the coins that are of most interest; research current and past prices; then bid what YOU are willing to pay, without worrying that someone else will bid “too much.” Some coins are doubtless of Royal Blood, the finest of their ilk. Others are working class citizens. Each is lonely and seeking a new home.
Two invaluable research tools should be at your fingertips, Dave Rutherford’s on-line price guide, https://www.busthalfprices.com/index.php, and Steve Herrman’s latest edition of AMBPR, Vol.59. I have a couple of copies available. Call or email if you need one.
Thanks, and enjoy the sale!
David Perkins wrote:
Correction Concerning the Upcoming JRCS Meeting at FUN
The JRCS Meeting will be held at the 2022 FUN Convention in Orlando at 8:30AM to 9:45AM EST on Friday, January 7, Room N320A. Barry Sunshine and Chuck Link will be presenting on the Early United States Quarters, with many photos of rare quarters from circulated to Proof. I’ve seen a number of these coins / photos in the past – if you like nice early silver you won’t want to miss this!
Three of the four authors of Early Quarters of the United States Mint 1796 – 1838 should be in attendance at the meeting and Convention, including (rumor has it) Rory Rea!
Hope to see you there!
W. David Perkins
Table 215 FUN
Greg Cohen wrote:
LEGEND RARE COIN AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES IT'S 50TH AUCTION WITH SOME MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS
(Lincroft, NJ, December 14, 2021). LEGEND RARE COIN AUCTIONS (LRCA) is pleased to announce that the firm’s 50th Regency Auction will be a very important numismatic event, offering a spectacular selection of American numismatic treasures anchored by three powerful collections. The cabinets that make up the highlights of the sale are:
The YOUNG-DAKOTA COLLECTION OF PROOF MORGANS; The NAPLES COLLECTION OF EARLY GOLD, PART II; and Selections from THE HALF DOME COLLECTION OF 20TH CENTURY GOLD.
YOUNG-DAKOTA PROOF MORGANS is a group of GEM Proof Morgan dollars, all PCGS-graded and CAC-approved. Highlights: $1 1896 PCGS PR67 CAM CAC, $1 1902 PCGS PR67+ CAC. Also included is a totally matched original GEM 1895 Proof set.
Part II of the NAPLES COLLECTION is highlighted by the exceedingly rare $2.5 1804 13 Star PCGS AU50-A top 100 coin. Other highlights: $5 1795 Small Eagle PCGS MS61 CAC, $1 1795 Heraldic Eagle PCGS AU53, and a $5 1799 Small Stars Rev PCGS MS62+ CAC.
THE HALF DOME COLLECTION OF 20TH CENTURY GOLD-these are selections are duplicates from the HALF DOME COLLECTION the #2 sets of $10 Indians and $20 Saints on the PCGS CAC Set Registry. Highlights are the exceedingly rare, important, and universally in demand: $10 1907 Wire Edge PCGS MS66 CAC and 1907 Rolled Edge PCGS MS65+ CAC-one of only 42 minted. All of the coins in the Half Dome Collection are PCGS CAC.
This sale will take place on January 27, 2022 at the PCGS Members Only Show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
A temporary watch list is now posted on our web site. We will be adding more coins shortly! Check out the coins today:https://legendauctions.hibid.com/catalog/336439/regency-auction-50/
For further information please contact Jessica Berkman 732-935-1168, or email email@example.com.
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