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Final Offerings From BigMo Civil War Collection Highlight Legend Regency Auction 42

Important Gold Rarities, All Condition Census Pieces, Will Excite Collectors   Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud, honored, and excited to offer 31 gold coins that make up the second and final portion of the BigMo Collection of Civil War Coinage. A world-class offering of gold coins struck 1861-1865, every coin is within the condition […]

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Regency Auction 38 Updates From Legend Rare Coin

Regency Auction By Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) …… On April 14, PCGS announced that their scheduled Members’ Only Show, set to take place May 13-16 in New Orleans, had been canceled. As a result of this change, the Regency Auction 38, which was to be held in conjunction with that show, will now be […]

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Legend Rare Coin Regency Auction 35

Attention bidders, Regency Auction 35 is live. We worked around the clock putting the final touches on descriptions, images, and estimates, making sure everything is ready for bidding. We have the entire auction listed so you can begin to target your coins of interest. All 611 lots are true LEGEND QUALITY. Each coin goes through […]

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Eye Appeal and High Quality Reign at Legend Rare Coin Auctions 34th Regency Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) presented its 34th Regency Auction on the evening of September 26, 2019, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. And, as usual, high-end quality performed very well. Online, in person, and phone attendance at the auction, which was held as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show, set another […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – What Happened to April?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… WOW, how time flew. The only good thing about April, we saw a glimmer of activity at Central States–a show that has been in serious decline for years. This past week we heard even more positives about the market. A friend called us to say he sold a […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – What Happened to April?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   WOW, how time flew. The only good thing about April, we saw a glimmer of activity at Central States–a show that has been in serious decline for years. This past week we heard even more positives about the market. A friend called us to say he sold […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The March PCGS Invitational and Auction

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… We’ve just spent the past two weeks jetting up and down the West Coast to do business with only a day to rest. The running around paid off, but we missed an apparently large amount of business from the office that we had to postpone until now. One […]

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Important Collections Draw Record Bidding in Legend Rare Coin’s 30th Regency Auction

Beverly Hills, world famous for its high-end boutiques, proved to be a great venue for a boutique auction full of high-end rare coins. The 491-lot auction drew record numbers of bidders, and the prices more than proved that fact. Important coins from numerous collections, including the Maybach Collection of Buffalo Nickels, the Formula 1 Collection […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Upcoming Premier Sessions, Regency Auctions

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… What a whirlwind of a week! We have been extremely busy cataloging our December Premier and January Regency Auctions. Up until the very last seconds, we were getting coins in. Must say, the last groups of coins we got in were nothing less then incredible! We had the […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – March Madness Edition

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LION We are surprised that the strong wave of activity from January and February has remained unbroken. In fact, it seems that the coin market is gaining momentum. We knew when the stock market began wavering that people would start looking to other […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The February Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Legend Coin Market Report – AN UNEXPECTED GREAT SHOW – ALMOST LIKE OLD TIMES We can not believe how intense this show was. For us, we had a really strong show. In fact, it was our BEST show in two to three years (but nowhere near any […]

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Legend to Auction Oak Crest Collection Carson City Half Eagles, Crow River Peace Dollars

Two important collections will anchor the May 2018 New Orleans Regency Auction Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to have been selected to sell two outstanding collections in the firm’s 26th Regency Auction, the official auction of the PCGS May 2018 Members Only Show in New Orleans: The Oak Crest Collection of Carson City […]

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Tales from the Road: The New York International Numismatic Convention

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. For many dealers, the road is a fact of life. With the hamster wheel of the coin show schedule comes a weekly slog of airplane rides and long car trips; the repetitious monotony of setting up and tearing down, packing and unpacking; the taking of meals of various qualities […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The Philadelphia PCGS Invitational

  By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THE PHILADELPHIA PCGS INVITATIONAL We have only two complaints: #1 – We were not fans of the hotel, and #2 – Can PCGS hold these shows in Philadelphia more then once year? We deserve and want more! The show was everything we predicted it to be. BOTH […]

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Superb Key Morgan Dollars, Fresh Gold Glitter at Legend Regency Auction 23

Fresh offerings of gold coins shattered records in Legend Rare Coin Auction’s 23rd Regency Auction, the official auction of the Philadelphia PCGS Member’s Only Show. The Crow River Collection, the current #2 PCGS Registry Set of $10 Indians, consisting of 33 lots, far surpassed anyone’s expectations, realizing a total of $1,951,381.25! The top lot in […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-October Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… STATUS QUO Can’t say anything dramatic is going on. We had a very good sales week. We’re becoming spoiled by so many people buying coins on a Saturday a few hours–or within minutes–of the NEWPS being posted. Last week, we sold nearly $180,000 from the web site by […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Welcome to October

  As we have been predicting, the market is coming back By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… AS THE SEASONS CHANGE This is not only summer sliding into a cooler fall, but a cool time in the market morphing into a hot time! Collectors who saw nothing during the summer, stayed silent and went […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – September PCGS Invitational

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… UNEXPECTED ATTENDANCE Here comes our broken record again. If you haven’t been to a PCGS Invitational, then go! These are very small shows that offer a unique opportunity for collectors to have some face time with the real movers and shakers while meeting other collectors and getting their […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report 2

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… QUIET POWER COINS TRADING HANDS Be aware that what we discuss in the Market Report is written from Legend Numismatics’ point of view. We deal in the top 5% of rarities and the upper end of quality. That would include a coin like a MS66.9+ MS66 Morgan. It […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report 2

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… QUIET POWER COINS TRADING HANDS Be aware that what we discuss in the Market Report is written from Legend Numismatics’ point of view. We deal in the top 5% of rarities and the upper end of quality. That would include a coin like a MS66.9+ MS66 Morgan. It […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXIII to Be Largest Yet

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) has just put the finishing touches on the cataloging of the Regency Auction XXIII to be held on the evening of October 26, 2017 at the Philadelphia PCGS Members Only Show. This sale quickly became the most impressive and valuable offering yet! Anchoring the sale are the D.W. and Crow […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – Mid-September Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… SHOWS NOT NEEDED Not really, but it’s nice to have no pressure to travel and worry about being here and there, getting first shot, and of course the headache of security. At least at home we have regular human hours and even get a few surprise calls with […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… INCLUDED IN THIS MARKET REPORT ARE EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW. LEGEND NUMISMATICS MOSTLY DEALS IN THE TOP 5% OF QUALITY AND RARITY, SO WE WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE SHOW THAN OTHERS. We’d like to offer a prayer and our thoughts for […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Making Real Money in Coins & Mid-July Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Mid-July Report SUMMERTIME SLOW The summer doldrums are alive and well. Something we did not think about: our customer base apparently was watching our auction last week and held off buying from our web site. So web sales to our non-core group had been very slow… until last […]

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Bidding Wars Drive Prices to Record Levels at Legend’s Regency XXII Auction

A packed auction room and record number of bidders online helped drive prices realized to extraordinarily strong prices. The top lot surprised all in attendance when several internet bidders, a phone bidder, and a floor bidder fought it out on lot 431, a fresh-to-market 1892-S Morgan dollar in PCGS MS64 CAC to a record $293,750 […]

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Legend Market Report – Summer FUN Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… AN EXCELLENT STATE SHOW We attended the Summer FUN Show specifically to meet with a customer. We did not take a table. Our observations were a little surprising. Dealer-wise, it really was a state show, with only a handful of dealers from out of state. Attendance-wise, we were […]

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Legend Market Report – First Half of 2017 and Happy July 4th!

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… The first half of 2017 is over and was Legend Numismatics best since 2012. We can now sit back and enjoy the July 4th holiday (we will be open 9-12 Monday). We hope everyone can do the same. Legend Numismatics Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy July 4th […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXII Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek ….. Handpicked high-eye-appeal U.S. coins are the hallmark of Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) and on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the New Jersey-based firm will offer 515 PCGS- and NGC-certified coins at their Regency XXII Sale. Many are either conditionally rare or rare in […]

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Legend Market Report – Mid-June Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… ANOTHER GREAT SALES WEEK We think we know why we are selling so much – we’ve had the goods the past 30/60 days. As we mentioned a little bit ago, once we’re pretty much sold out, our superhero status will be gone. We’ll be crying as loud as […]

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Legend Market Report – Long Beach Coin Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… HOW TO MAKE A GOOD MARKET LOOK BAD Have a miserable Long Beach Show and Auction and then repeat and do the same thing in Baltimore in two weeks. Why don’t show promoters get it? Summer shows simply do not work. Even the mighty FUN Summer Show struggles. […]

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Legend Auctions: Monster Toned Dollars Bring Big Money in Big Easy

Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted its 21st Regency Auction on the evening of May 18. The sale consisted of 520 hand selected, quality rare coins featuring several important collections. Included among these was Part 2 of the Bob Simpson Collection of Standard Silver Patterns, selections from JK’s Mirror Collection, the Linda Collection of Mint State […]

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Legend Market Report – Demand Strong While Supply “Meh”

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THIS PAST WEEK’S ACTION Finally, Spring is in the air and so is coin collecting. We are greatly surprised how there was only a small dip in demand around tax time. Seems activity is back to normal. In fact, our sales this week were extremely strong and were […]

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Legend Rare Coins Auctions to Present Regency Auction XXI May 18 in New Orleans

The next Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Sale will be held on May 18, in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show in New Orleans. The Regency Auction XXI will feature one of the most diverse and impressive presentations of rare coins ever offered in a Legend sale. Three “named” collections anchor the sale: The Bob […]

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Legend Market Report – Pre Baltimore Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Visit Legend and Legend Auctions at Table 643 in Baltimore NICE WEEK We didn’t figure to do much business this past week. Adding it all up, we certainly did far more then expected. And we had our usual Friday afternoon sale (the $1 1864 PCGS PR65 CAC). […]

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Legend Market Report – Pre Super Bowl Week

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… EVERYONE WATCHES FOOTBALL Okay, maybe for a few hours on Sunday the coin community went really quiet. It was the first time in a few weeks (actually since the election) that collectors were preoccupied. However, we are confident that by the time the many Internet Auctions started to […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Coin Values & Great Coins Bring Great Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Great Coins Bring Great Prices IT MIGHT BE WINTER BUT THE HEAT IS ON! Last week was a highly unexpected STRONG week. We had decent sales off our web site, really strong sales off our Want Lists, and a few big “lucky” sales. The “switch” as we like […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions 20th Regency Auction Brings Powerful Results

With 296 lots of hand-selected rare coins, Legend’s Regency Auction XX, the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show, saw strong bidding in several areas, and although smaller in size than recent offerings, Regency XX realized impressive prices and the small boutique auction style continue to draw large numbers of serious bidders. The sale […]

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Legend Market Report – FUN Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… Legend Numismatics wishes to thank everyone for their concerns. The airport shooting was horrific. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We were never in harm’s way, however we were right outside the location of the suspected second shooting in a garage as it happened. […]

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Legend Market Report – Post Thanksgiving Coin Market

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… GIVING THANKS For sure, this year was slightly better than this time last year. The plunge had been quick and deep in the coin market during 2014-15. Clearly the Gardner and Pogue Sales sped up the downward run. We felt that since May of this year the market […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Buyer Beware

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. AUCTION BUYING I want to make it clear – this is not a self serving Hot Topics. I am writing this based upon several negatives I see happening. As many of you know, I tirelessly fight coin doctors and dealers who shill for them. For awhile, things chilled. […]

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Legend’s Regency Auction 18 Smashes Records: Toned Morgan Dollars Bring “Beyond Moon Money”

Two collections of magnificently toned Morgan dollar collections highlighted Legend Rare Coin Auction’s (LRCA) 18th Regency Auction, held on September 29 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. World Record Prices for spectacular, “monster” toned Morgans were realized, and included: Lot 52: $1881-S PCGS MS68 CAC realized $25,850 Lot 77: $1 1881-S PCGS MS66 […]

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Cool World Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 8:48

Greg Cohen, Stephen Fenton, Carlos Jara, Max Keech, and Daniel Sedwick Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com …….. The Chicago International Coin Fair has dealer from all over the world in attendance. Along with them come interesting and valuable coins. See and hear the stories of some cool numismatic coins including a 1776 Russian Siberia copper 5 […]

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Cool World Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 8:48

Greg Cohen, Stephen Fenton, Carlos Jara, Max Keech, and Daniel Sedwick Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com …….. The Chicago International Coin Fair has dealer from all over the world in attendance. Along with them come interesting and valuable coins. See and hear the stories of some cool numismatic coins including a 1776 Russian Siberia copper 5 […]

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Chicago International Coin Fair Continues to Attract Dealers & Collectors. VIDEO: 3:05

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com with Harlan Berk, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions, Greg Cohen, Stack’s Bowers, Stephen Fenton, St. James’s Auctions, Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, Carlos Jara, Mexican Coin Company, Max Keech, Mexican Coin Company, Daniel Sedwick, Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, Sam Spiegel, Heritage Auctions & David Vagi, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. […]

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