Bowers and Merena to Offer Wide Variety of Numismatic Rarities for Auction During Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention

Posted on 6/1/2007

Bowers and Merena Auctions will act as Official Auctioneer at the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, June 28-29, 2007. More than 2,200 lots will be open for bidding, including the only known Proof 68 Ultra Cameo Seated Dollar!

Catalog Includes Only Known Proof 68 Seated Dollar Awarded the Ultra Cameo Designation

Bowers and Merena Auctions will act as Official Auctioneer at the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention on June 28 and 29, 2007, at the Baltimore Convention Center. More than 2,200 lots will be auctioned over three sessions in what promises to be one of the premier events in the numismatic world. The June auction is the second of three official auctions that Bowers and Merena will present at the Baltimore Coin and Currency Conventions in 2007, with the next scheduled for November.

“The Baltimore auctions are the definitive events of the year for Bowers and Merena,” said President Steve Deeds.  “And the June auction will certainly be one of the most memorable of 2007 for everyone who participates.” Bowers and Merena has been accepting consignments for this auction for several months and is pleased to present some of the most exciting rarities of the year. “As the official auctioneer of the prestigious Baltimore conventions, we are afforded unparalleled access to the finest numismatic examples from any given denomination,” Deeds continued. “Consignors recognize that their rare coins and currency will be viewed by an impressive segment of the numismatic public.”

Ron Gillio — Numismatic Acquisition Coordinator for Bowers and Merena and internationally known numismatic dealer, auctioneer, and author — is especially impressed by the pieces that are available at Baltimore in June: “Bowers and Merena has really pushed the limits in terms of both originality and quality with this auction.” Among the most exciting lots being offered is an 1873 Seated Dollar graded an astonishing Proof 68 Ultra Cameo by NGC. Gillio noted, “The rarity of this coin is truly spectacular — this is the only known Proof 68 Seated Dollar, regardless of date, to be awarded the Ultra Cameo moniker, and is one of just seven in this numeric designation for the entire series.”

“Gold specialists will be enamored with this catalog,” added Matthew Jones, Senior Cataloguer for Bowers and Merena. “There will be a non-stop presentation of esteemed rarities, beginning with an 1802/1 Quarter Eagle in NGC MS 62, one of perhaps 90 to 120 representatives extant of the variety in a very challenging grade.” Also notable is a popular 1911-D Indian Two-and-a-Half graded MS 64 by NGC and an 1872-CC Liberty $5 piece in AU 58, an issue for which the NGC Census lists a mere handful in the Mint State numeric designations.

These pieces and the entire Bowers and Merena Official Baltimore Auction virtual catalog can be viewed online at, or a printed catalog can be requested by calling 800.458.4646.

For more information about Bowers and Merena and the June 2007 Official Auction of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, contact Bowers and Merena toll free at 800.458.4646.  For media inquiries, please call President Steve Deeds.  Complete prices realized for all past auctions are available at


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


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