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What’s Hotter than Las Vegas in Summer? Finest Known Coins Catch Fire at 
Legend’s 33rd Regency Auction 

(June 28, 2019—Lincroft, NJ)— Record prices fell at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 
June 2019 Regency Auction as multiple advanced Registry Set collectors fought it out 
to add finest known issues to their top ranking sets on the PCGS Registry. Besides the 
Finest Known coins, the action was as hot as the summer sun in the Las Vegas desert 
(it was a balmy 101 outside). Again, the explosive bidding activity proved that 
collectors of all areas were out in force to buy quality coins. As usual, PCGS/CAC 
coins garnered the most attention and most active bidding, realizing solid to extremely 
strong prices. The Regency Auction, which is the official auction of the PCGS 
Members Show, proves that even smaller sales get the same draw and attention of the 
larger conventions. While attendance was not strong at the show, pre internet and live 
during the sale internet bidding was the most active of ANY auction we have ever 
had. The top selling lots were a pair of Top Pop Mercury Dimes, which three very 
advanced collectors drove to shocking world record prices: lot 211, a 1931 -S in PCGS 
MS67+ FB CAC realizing $270,250 and lot 220, a monster toned 1938-S PCGS 
MS68+ FB CAC sold for $364,250. All prices realized include the 17.5% Buyer’s 
Premium. 

“Opening the sale was the Hunter Collection,” said Julie Abrams, president of Legend 
Rare Coin Auctions. “For the first hour and a half of the sale, it was standing room 
only with a huge crowd in the auction room. Collectors fought it out over and over, 
driving prices higher to take home the greatest prizes. The current market is as quality 
conscientious as ever, and Premium Quality coins (especially toners) are bringing 
premium bids!” 

“Bidders on the phone, in the room, and online fought ferociously to bring home the 
prizes for their collections,” said Laura Sperber, founder of LRCA. “Julie, Jessica, and 
I were on the phone with bidders who really desired the absolute best coins. Clearly, 
Legend Rare Coin Auctions has built a clientele that are the strongest buyers, 
especially for the finest PCGS/CAC coins in the world and monster toned examples. 
We consistently sell top pop toners for world record prices that no other auction firm 
can touch! However, not everything had to be a pop 1 wildly toned piece to attract 
loads of bidder and realize strong prices. Even PCGS NO CAC coins preformed 
especially well ($20 1904 PCGS MS67 realized $73,437). A small group of 
exceptional Proof Barber dimes and quarters performed exceptionally well. Another 
area that performed strong: Morgan Dollars. Legend is a rising star among auction 
companies when it comes to selling the best quality Morgans.” 



“Auction after auction, our boutique auction program gets the biggest buyers’ 
attention, and they return, every auction, knowing that we sell the very best coins on 
the market,” Julie Abrams stated. “That is why the consignors keep coming back. We 
offer much more then just auctioning your coins. If you have not yet consigned to our 
record breaking sales, now is the time to do so. We are now accepting consignments 
for our September Regency Auction, so contact one of our consignment specialists 
today. Take a look at these highlights (to name just a few) and let us do the same for 
you!” 

Lot 10. 10C 1798 Large 8. PCGS MS62 CAC From the Hunter Collection. Realized 
$30,550 

Lot 73. 1C 1955 Doubled Die. PCGS MS64 RD CAC. Realized $14,688 

Lot 92. 3CS 1855 PCGS PR64 CAC. Realized $13,513 

Lot 131. 5C 1911 PCGS PR67+ CAC. Realized $6,169 

Lot 167. 5C 1939 REV 38 PCGS PR68 CAC. Realized $6,168.75 

Lot 197. 10C 1916-D Mercury. PCGS MS64 FB CAC. Realized $38,775 

Lot 204. 10C 1923 PCGS MS68 FB CAC. Realized $35,250 

Lot 231. 10C 1943-D PCGS MS68 FB CAC. Realized $5,053 

Lot 242. 25C 1877 PCGS MS68 CAC. Realized $27,025 (wildly toned) 

Lot 268. 25C 1949-D PCGS MS68 CAC. Realized $43,475 (wildly toned) 

Lot 269. 25C 1952-D PCGS MS67+ CAC. Realized $21,150 

Lot 279. 50C 1876-CC PCGS MS66+ CAC. Realized $31,725 

Lot 290. 50C 1920-D PCGS MS65+ CAC. Realized $29,375 

Lot 306. 50C 1942-D PCGS MS68. Realized $34,075 

Lot 308. 50C 1943 PCGS MS68 CAC. Realized $28,200 (wildly toned) 

Lot 343. $1 1881-S PCGS MS66 CAC. Realized $11,163 (wildly toned) 

Lot 383. $1 1902-0 PCGS MS67 CAC. Realized $19,387.50 
Lot 475. $20 1882-CC PCGS MS62 CAC. Realized $31,725 
Lot 482. $20 1904 PCGS MS67. Realized $73,438 
Lot 503. 50C 1935 Spanish Trail. PCGS MS68. Realized $17,038 
Lot 513. $1 1879 J-1629. PCGS PR67 CAC. Realized $36,425 
Lot 514. $3 1875 J-1436. PCGS PR65 RB CAC. Realized $73,438 

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is a boutique numismatic 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 Fights 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 Konstantine Collection of 
Capped Bust Half Dollars, the #1 PCGS Set of Red Book varieties, 1807-1836. The 
firm’s impressive record also includes the 2nd 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 or request information, visit 
www.legendauctions.com