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Type Live Webcast Auction
Price Realized 57,500.00 USD
Date Sold 5/18/2017


Lot # 477
Estimate 60,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD
Group - Category Coins & Paper Money - Coins - US
Lead $5 1853-C PCGS MS64 CAC EX BAREFORD-BASS
Description
Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to offer the FINEST 1853-C $5 in existence in our Regency Auction. A true prize for any advanced gold coin collector, whether you collect gold type, No Motto half eagles, Charlotte gold, or just like to put away really sexy coins, this near-GEM is for you! Impressive razor sharp and frosty devices contrast against the silky smooth, somewhat lightly reflective lustrous fields. A rich orange-gold coloration glows with hints of iridescent tone. Generally seen only in VF-EF grades, and with a mintage of 65,571, 1853-C tends to be relatively available but the presently offered MS64 is far and away the FINEST KNOWN. Close inspection does reveal a few tiny lines, but you do need a very strong glass to locate them, and none distract from the overall amazing look. With many C and D mint gold coins having been conserved over the last decade or two, seeing a HIGH END coin with its original surfaces and remarkable eye appeal is a rare delight. Not only is the physical and technical quality all there and exceptional on its own, this coin has quite the provenance: Ex. J.F. Bell, Stack’s, December 1944; Memorable Collection, March 1948; Harold Bareford Collection of Gold Coins, Stack’s December 1978, lot 173; Harry W. Bass, Jr, Collection, Part I, Bowers and Merena, October 1999, lot 1041; North Shore Collection, Heritage January 2004, lot 3032; ANR August 2006, lot 1419; Stack’s May 2008, lot 4230; Legend Rare Coin Auctions, Regency Auction VI, December 2013, lot 330, where it realized $64,625. PCGS 2, NGC 2, CAC 1. All southern mint gold coins are very scarce to rare in any mint state grade, and at the exceptional MS64 level offered here, these are extremely rare. This coin has been off the market for a few years, we suspect the price realized in December 2013 will be an ancient memory. The current Collector’s Universe price is listed at $69,500 which too may prove low. Expect a drawn out bidding war when this spectacular coin crosses the block! PCGS # 8254 Cert. Number 6584523 PCGS # 8254
Name The Regency Auction XXI
Auctioneer Legend Rare Coin Auctions, LLC
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 5/18/2017
Thursday, May 18th 6:30PM CT | Location: Fulton Street Salon III
Preview Date/Time Lot Viewing: Tuesday, May 16th 3PM-6PM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom - By Appointment Wednesday, May 17th 9AM-6PM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom Thursday, May 18th 9AM-3PM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom
Checkout Date/Time Lot Pickup & Settlement: Friday, May 19th 9AM-11AM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom
Location Harrah's Hotel Room: Fulton St. Salon III 228 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Buyer Premium 17.50% Buyers Premium
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Harrah's Hotel Room: Fulton St. Salon III 228 Poydras St New Orleans, LA 70130 Lot Viewing: Tuesday, May 16th 3PM-6PM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom - By Appointment Wednesday, May 17th 9AM-6PM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom Thursday, May 18th 9AM-3PM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom Lot Pickup & Settlement: Friday, May 19th 9AM-11AM CST | Location: Vieux Carre Ballroom New Orleans on location phone number: (732) 233-0719 Preliminary lot viewing available by appointment only. Please call 732-935-1168 to schedule an appointment.
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SALES TAX All sales are subject to applicable state and local taxes. Any lots that are picked up and/or delivered in the state of Louisiana are subject to applicable state and local taxes. PAYMENT All merchandise must be paid for within TEN (10) days of the date of sale. We reserve the right to cancel any unpaid order after that time and to ban the bidder from future sales. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) are accepted for auction payments up to $2,500.00 per invoice. Invoices and/or balances over $2,500.00 must be paid via personal or certified check, money order, or wired funds. Personal checks, money orders and cashier’s checks may be held for up to 10 business days in order to allow time for them to clear appropriate banking channels. Please email info@legendmorphy.com for bank-wiring instructions and/or to provide numismatic references. RETURN POLICY All lots are sold “as is.” Lots graded by PCGS, NGC or other third-party grading services, or any lot viewed by the buyer or anyone on buyer’s behalf prior to the auction, may not be returned. This is not an approval sale. All sales of lots to the highest bidder are final. Bidders are strongly advised and encouraged to research any lots upon which they plan to bid, and to determine bids, based upon their own evaluation. Bidders assume all risks concerning and related to the grade, quality, appearance, condition, history and origin of any lot. Bidders acknowledge that coin grading is not an exact science, that it can be subjective and inconsistent and that it is possible that two parties might assess or grade the same coin differently. LRCA makes every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales. All items will be available for preview prior to the auction.
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