Legend Rare Coin Auctions has announced the 28th Regency Auction, the second auction in the firm’s history that required two sessions to present the wide variety of important, historic, and rare coins. Like the firm’s May Regency Auction, the first day’s auction will focus on a single denomination, with the remaining coins being offered on the second.
On Wednesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM, will open the Half Dollar Day auction, led off by the Kontantine Collection, the #1 all time PCGS Registry Set of Capped Bust Half Dollar Red Book Varieties, 1807-1836. The 73-piece collection features many Condition Census and finest known examples of their respective Red Book and Overton varieties.
Continuing through the Half Dollar session, are other Bust, Seated, and Barber half dollars to delight collectors at any level, beginner to the most advanced specialists. Following the Barber halves, is a selection of Walking Liberty half dollars, one of the finest LRCA ever handled, anchored by the Sommelier Collection. Franklin and Classic Commemorative half dollars round out the session, with many high grade and beautifully toned examples.
The rest of the Regency Auction will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 4:30 PM. This session contains many wonderful individual highlights and is anchored by the Hallett Collection of Mercury dimes, the current #5 and #9 all-time set on the PCGS Registry. High grade type coins and beautifully toned Morgan dollars, including selections from the Aurora Borealis Collection, are also expected to draw significant attention from collectors.
Additional highlights include 50C 1808 O-103. PCGS MS67 CAC Ex Pogue-Konstantine; 50C 1812/1 Large 8, O-101. PCGS AU50. Ex Link-Konstantine; 1C 1794 S-32. Head of 1794. PCGS MS65+; 1C 1877 PR66 RD; 5C 1926-S PCGS MS65+ CAC; $1 1869 PCGS PR65 DCAM; $2.50 1857-S PCGS MS63 CAC Ex S.S. Central America; $3 1881 PCGS PR66 CAM CAC; 5 1820 Square 2. PCGS MS63 CAC; and $20 1870-S PCGS MS63 CAC, among others.
“Wow, I can’t believe what a marvelous offering of major rarities and important coins this sale is!” said Laura Sperber, the founder of LRCA. “With 665 lots, and well over $7,200,000 in presale estimates, it is one of our largest auctions to date. We are so proud to have been selected to offer the anchor collections: Konstantine, Sommelier, and Hallett Collections – each exceptionally important in their respective series, and each will attract very active bidding.”
“The Konstantine Collection presents a unique opportunity in the annals of numismatics that a complete Red Book set of Capped Bust half dollars will be auctioned in a single sale,” added Greg Cohen, senior numismatist. “This sale will also be noted for many individual rarities, that will be cornerstones and capstones in the new collections they will grace.”