Rarities Abound in Bowers and Merena’s Official March 2006 Baltimore Auction

Posted on 3/3/2006

Highlights Include the 1928 Hawaiian Commemorative Half Originally Owned by the Coin’s Designer

On March 16-17, Bowers and Merena will be traveling to Maryland to conduct the Official Auction of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention. The sale is scheduled for three sessions, and it will be conducted at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore (410-528-1234). Online bids are currently being accepted at the Bowers and Merena website, www.bowersandmerena.com, where one can also view all lots in the online catalog.

“The Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention is currently in its 34th year, and the show keeps getting bigger and better every year,” said Bowers and Merena President Steve Deeds. “In fact, the show has added 50% more bourse tables to take its place as one of the true ‘super-bourse’ conventions of the 21st century. We have seen strong consignor participation in our Official Auction of the March Convention. A definite highlight of this sale is a 1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Commemorative Half Dollar certified Proof-66 NGC (Census: 2/0). This piece was the eighth presented out of just 50 by the Captain Cook Sesquicentennial Commission, and the original owner was Juliette Mae Frazer, designer of the coin.”

According to Jeff Ambio, Bowers and Merena’s Director of Numismatics: “We are delighted to be offering a partial 1873 proof set in our Official Auction of the March 2006 Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention. Two specimens in this set are of particular importance. They are both die trial strikings of the 1873 Liberty Double Eagle, the first in copper—Judd-1344—and the other in aluminum—Judd-1345. The Judd-1344 example has been graded Proof-61 Red and Brown by NGC, and it has been double struck after rotating in the collar. The Judd-1345 coin is an extraordinary Proof-66 Cameo at the same service.”

For more information and bidding venues for the March 2006 Baltimore Auction, call Bowers and Merena at toll free 800-458-4646. Printed catalogs can also be ordered by calling that number.

Additional Highlights

  • 1787 New Jersey Copper, Large Planchet, Plain Shield, NGC MS 62 Brown
  • 1915 Buffalo Nickel NGC Proof 68
  • 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel NGC AU 58
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime NGC MS 63
  • 1849 Seated Half Dime NGC Proof 64
  • 1918-S Standing Liberty Quarter NGC MS 66 Full Head
  • 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter NGC MS-65
  • 1812 Capped Bust Half Dollar NGC MS 66
  • 1880 Seated Half Dollar NGC MS 67 Prooflike
  • 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS 65
  • 1878 8 Tailfeathers Morgan Dollar NGC Proof 67 Cameo
  • 1889-CC Morgan Dollar NGC MS 63 Deep Mirror Prooflike
  • 1921 Peace Dollar NGC Satin Proof 64
  • 1877 Trade Dollar NGC Proof 67 Ultra Cameo
  • 1893 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC Proof 67 Ultra Cameo
  • 1911-D Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
  • 1844-D Liberty Half Eagle NGC MS 61
  • 1876-CC Liberty Half Eagle NGC AU 58
  • 1873 Liberty Half Eagle NGC Proof 63 Cameo
  • 1801 Capped Bust Right Eagle NGC MS 60
  • 1911 Indian Eagle NGC MS 67

This article provided by Bowers and Merena.

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