After a year of strong growth, Legend Rare Coin Auctions kicks off 2019 with their January Regency Auction! Due to the PCGS Members Show schedule, the 30th Regency Auction is also the firm’s first standalone auction. The auction will take place on Sunday, January 27 at the Beverly Hills Marriott hotel.

“Everyone is accustomed to Regency Auctions being associated with the PCGS Members’ Only shows,” said Julie Abrams, president of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. “This year, the first PCGS is not scheduled until March and because of all the fantastic consignments we had received, we decided to conduct a standalone auction in January. Our Regency Auction will be one of the auctions that takes place in Southern California just prior to the Long Beach expo, a tradition that goes back generations.” 

Featured collections within the 491-lot offering includes the Maybach Collection – a fresh to the market collection of Buffalo nickels, all graded MS65 by PCGS, and put together mostly 15-20 years ago by a dedicated specialist collector. As well as the Formula 1 Collection – a partial set of some of the finest Barber half dollars known to collectors, all graded by PCGS. Featuring pedigrees like Norweb, Eliasberg, Price, Duckor, Akers, and Shireman, these coins will attract strong bidding.

Additional collections include the Star City CAC Morgan Dollar Collection – a top 10 PCGS Registry Set of Morgan Dollars, with every coin being verified by CAC. Each coin was hand selected for a high end luster, smooth cheek, and bold strike. Along with the Sand Hill and Symphony Collections – two collections of assorted type coins and gold that play off each other quite nicely. Clearly selected for strong eye appeal and quality, these coins will delight all collectors.

“It was such a privilege cataloging these great collections for the Regency Auction,” said Greg Cohen, Senior Numismatist. “Throughout the process, I feel like I have gotten to know the collectors personally – you learn a lot about them by looking at what they have chosen to place into their collections. After having cataloged the vast majority of the coins in the auction, I can say that each coin in these collections was carefully selected for eye appeal and quality.” 

Further highlights of the sale include: Marvelous GEM 1831 Restrike half cent, PCGS PR66 BN CAC; GEM 5C 1926-S from the Maybach Collection; Eliasberg-Stellar 1896-O Barber Half from the Formula 1 Collection; 50C 1956 PCGS MS66+ FBL CAC; KEY PCGS AU55 CAC $1 1893-S from the Star City Collection; $20 1854 Kellogg, graded PCGS MS62+ CAC from the S.S. Central America; GEM DCAM 1878 $3 PCGS PR65 DCAM CAC; and an 1865 “With Motto” 50C, J-427 PCGS PR66 CAC. 

“This numismatic offering is a great way to start out the year!” added Laura Sperber, the founder of LRCA. “This sale has more than double the presale estimated value of any January Regency Auction we have conducted in the past. It shows how strong our auctions have become! We have worked very hard to grow our auctions into the premier boutique numismatic auction house in the United States. The amazing quality and diversity of the coins included in the sale further proves that.”

The auction will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Presale lot viewing will be held on Friday through Sunday, January 25-27. As a special for anyone who views lots, PCGS will be set up Friday and Saturday to accept submissions for grading. Coins submitted at lot viewing will be among the first coins returned at Long Beach. Collectors can also request to view lots at Legend’s offices, by appointment, by calling (732) 935-1168.