Bowers and Merena 3,000 Lots to Baltimore in
By Bowers and Merena
OFFICIAL AUCTIONEER OF
THE BALTIMORE COIN AND CURRENCY CONVENTION
Highlights 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, America’s leading
rare coin auction house, returns as Official
Auctioneer of the Baltimore Coin and Currency
Convention, with the next auction scheduled for
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.
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
3733, a beautiful near-gem 1801 Capped Bust
Right Eagle, BD-2, HBCC-3194, Taraszka-25,
Rarity-2, certified MS-64 by PCGS.
Leading the list of extraordinary currency
highlights are Lot 2537, a Fr. 114. 1901 $10
Legal Tender Note. PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ. S/N 1;
and Lot 2630, a Fr. 282. 1923 $5 Silver
Certificate Star Note. PCGS Superb Gem New
“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
Additional coin highlights include:
1926-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-65 (NGC).
1918-D Mercury Dime. MS-66 FB (NGC).
1867 Shield Nickel. Rays. Proof-65 (PCGS).
1799 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-7, HBCC-3188,
Taraszka-19. Rarity-3. Small Stars Obverse.
1804 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. BD-7,
HBCC-3083, Miller-59. Rarity-4. Small 8/Large 8.
1969-S Lincoln Cent. FS-028. Doubled Die
Obverse. AU-58 (PCGS).
1860 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Proof-65 Cameo
1937-D Buffalo Nickel. FS-020.2. 3-Legged. MS-66
1896 Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-68 * Ultra
1876-CC Liberty Half Eagle. Winter 1-A, the only
known dies. MS-61 (NGC).
1918-D Lincoln Cent. MS-66 RD (PCGS).
1913 Lincoln Cent. MS-67 RD (PCGS).
1892-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-62 (PCGS).
1919-D Mercury Dime. MS-65 FB (NGC).
1813 Capped Bust Half Eagle. BD-2, HBCC-3126,
Miller-120. Rarity-4. MS-64 (PCGS).
Additional currency highlights include:
Fr. 242. 1886 $2 Silver Certificate. PCGS Superb
Gem New 68PPQ.
Fr. 314. 1886 $20 Silver Certificate. PMG Choice
Extremely Fine 45.
Fr. 118. 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note. PMG Gem
Fr. 1215. 1922 $100 Gold Certificate. PCGS Gem
Fr. 249. 1899 $2 Silver Certificate. PCGS Superb
Gem New 68PPQ.
Fr. 40. 1923 $1 Legal Tender Note. PCGS Superb
Gem New 68PPQ.
Fr. 768. 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note. PCGS
Choice New 63PPQ.
Fr. 370. 1891 $10 Treasury Note. PCGS Superb Gem
Newark, OH. $2 Original Series. Fr. 387. The FNB.
Charter #858. Choice Crisp Uncirculated.
Fr. 1180. 1905 $20 Gold Certificate. PMG Very
Fr. 335. $50 1891 Silver Certificate. PCGS
Extremely Fine 40.
All lots and images in the Bowers and Merena
Official Auction of the Baltimore Coin and
Currency Convention can be viewed online at
www.bowersandmerena.com, and printed catalogs
are available upon request by calling
Bidding will open in mid-May. Pre-auction bids
are welcome at www.bowersandmerena.com; by
e-mail at email@example.com; by phone
at 800.458.4646; by fax at 949.253.4091; and by
postal mail addressed to Bowers and Merena,
Baltimore Auction June 2008, 18061 Fitch,
Irvine, CA, 92614. 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. A complete auction
and lot viewing schedule is available at
www.bowersandmerena.com or by calling
For more information about Bowers and Merena and
the Official Auction of the Baltimore Coin and
Currency Convention in June, call 800.458.4646.
For media inquiries, ask for President Steve
Deeds. Complete prices realized for all past
auctions are available at