Bowers and Merena Brings More Than 3,000 Lots to Baltimore as Official Auctioneer

Posted on 5/27/2008

Highlights of June 4-7 Sale Include Exceptional 1854 Type II Gold Dollar in NGC MS-68 and 1920-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle in NGC MS 63.

Bowers and Merena Auctions returns as official Auctioneer of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention with its next scheduled sale, June 4-7, 2008, at the Baltimore Convention Center. This is the second of three official Baltimore auctions by Bowers and Merena in 2008, continuing their longstanding and ongoing association with the convention.

1854 Type II Gold Dollar NGC MS-68. click image to enlarge.

The auction boasts more than 3,000 coin and currency lots and an impressive list of highlights. Topping the list is Lot 3544, a captivating 1854 Type II Gold Dollar rarity certified MS-68 by NGC that is tied with only one other NGC MS-68 as the finest-known 1854 Type II Gold Dollar. This particular specimen possesses razor sharp detail throughout and is perfectly complemented by exceptionally smooth, virtually pristine surfaces. Also worthy of note are Lot 3980, a choice uncirculated 1920-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle certified MS-63 by NGC, considered to be a legendary condition rarity in the Saint-Gaudens Series; and Lot 541, an attractive 1926-S Buffalo Nickel graded MS-65 by NGC.

1920-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS-63. click image to enlarge.

Leading the list of extraordinary currency highlights are Lot 2538, Fr. 118. 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ; Lot 2638, Fr. 314. 1886 $20 Silver Certificate. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45; and Lot 2717, Fr. 1180. 1905 $20 Gold Certificate. PMG Very Fine 30.

"Every trip to Baltimore is a much-anticipated event for us at Bowers and Merena," said Steve Deeds, president. "There is such a strong contingent of coin and currency enthusiasts at every show and we go to great lengths to bring the best selection possible for our auctions. This June auction is no exception, very strong across the board with a wide variety of quality pieces for all interests and all levels of collecting."

Additional coin highlights include:

  • 1926-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-65 (NGC).
  • 1918-D Mercury Dime. MS-66 FB (NGC).
  • 1804 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-7, HBCC-3083, Miller-59. Rarity-4. Small 8/Large 8. MS-64 (NGC).
  • 1860 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Proof-65 Cameo (NGC).
  • 1937-D Buffalo Nickel. FS-020.2. 3-Legged. MS-66 (NGC).
  • 1896 Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-68 Ultra Cameo (NGC).
  • 1876-CC Liberty Half Eagle. Winter 1-A, the only known dies. MS-61 (NGC).
  • 1919-D Mercury Dime. MS-65 FB (NGC).

All lots and images in the Bowers and Merena official Auction of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention can be viewed online at, and printed catalogs are available upon request by calling 800.458.4646. Pre-auction bids are accepted online, by e-mail, by phone and by fax. Interested bidders are also encouraged to bid in-person at the live auction June 4-7, 2008, or live online through the Bowers and Merena website.

This is a guest article from Bowers and Merena Auctions. The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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