Bowers and Merena $6.2 Million at Baltimore
By Bowers and Merena
Bowers and Merena
Auctions realized more than $6.2 million as
Official Auctioneer of the Baltimore Coin and
Currency Convention. Highlights include the sale
of an exceptional 1801 Capped Bust Right Eagle
in PCGS MS-64 and Fr. 114 1901 $10 Legal Tender
Note S/N 1, PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ.
Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading
rare coin auction house, posted another highly
successful outing in Baltimore as Official
Auctioneer of the Baltimore Coin and Currency
Convention. More than 3,000 lots crossed the
block in three sessions June 5-6, 2008,
"The June Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention
is the kick-off to the summer show season and we
were very pleased with the attendance at the
show and our three sessions of live bidding.
Bidding was very active for coins as well as
currency and we are happy with the results,"
said Steve Deeds, president of Bowers and Merena.
"All three sessions were very busy and we were
glad to see many bidders join us for their very
first auctions, alongside our regular bidders
that we look forward to seeing each time we come
The atmosphere in the auction room and on the
bourse floor was lively and enthusiastic and I
am looking forward to what the rest of the
summer season brings."
Highlights from the June Baltimore auction
include the sale of Lot 3733, an 1801 Capped
Bust Right Eagle, BD-2, HBCC-3194, Taraszka-25,
Rarity-2 in PCGS MS-64 that realized $111,550,
an impressive near-Gem considered a glorious
representative of the Large Eagle Capped Bust
Another extraordinary highlight came from the
currency session, Lot 2537, a Fr. 114, 1901 $10
Legal Tender Note S/N 1, PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ,
that realized a remarkable $80,500. The
historical importance of this note goes without
saying, as it is the first 1901 $10 Legal Tender
Note to have ever been printed, and it is the
first of the nine Friedberg numbers assigned to
this design type.
Highlights of Prices Realized for Coins
Lot 3733 1801 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-2,
HBCC-3194, Taraszka-25. Rarity-2. MS-64 (PCGS).
Lot 3650 1804 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle.
BD-7, HBCC-3083, Miller-59. Rarity-4. Small
8/Large 8. MS-64 (NGC). $60,375
Lot 3642 1860 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Proof-65
Cameo (NGC). $57,500
Lot 440 1867 Shield Nickel. Rays. Proof-64 (PCGS).
Lot 3242 1892-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-62 (PCGS).
Lot 226 1913 Lincoln Cent. MS-67 RD (PCGS).
Lot 63 1832 Half Cent. B-2, C-2. Rarity-7.
Proof-64 BN (PCGS). $47,150
Lot 3267 1894-O Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-65
Lot 376 1969-S Lincoln Cent. FS-028. Doubled Die
Obverse. AU-58 (PCGS). $42,550
Lot 3685 1876-CC Liberty Half Eagle. Winter 1-A,
the only known dies. MS-61 (NGC). $42,205
Lot 3279 1896 Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-68 *
Ultra Cameo (NGC). $40,250
Lot 3694 1889 Liberty Half Eagle. MS-67 (PCGS).
Lot 3654 1813 Capped Head Half Eagle. BD-2,
HBCC-3126, Miller-120. Rarity-4. MS-64 (PCGS).
Lot 3734 1801 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-2,
HBCC-3194, Taraszka-25. Rarity-2. MS-62 (PCGS).
Lot 3731 1799 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-8,
HBCC-3189, Taraszka-20. Rarity-5. Small Stars
Obverse. MS-61 (PCGS). $34,500
Lot 3403 1873-CC Trade Dollar. Wide CC. MS-64
Lot 3914 1905 Liberty Double Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS).
Lot 263 1918-D Lincoln Cent. MS-66 RD (PCGS).
Lot 838 1828 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-118.
Rarity-3. Square Base 2, Small 8s, Large
Letters.MS-66 (PCGS). $34,500
Lot 260 1917-S Lincoln Cent. MS-65 RD (PCGS).
Highlights of Prices Realized for Currency
Lot 2537 Fr. 114. 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note.
PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ. $80,500
Lot 2638 Fr. 315. 1886 $20 Silver Certificate.
PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45. $57,500
Lot 2559 Fr. 217. 1886 $1 Silver Certificate.
PMG Super Gem Uncirculated 68. $42,550
Lot 2716 Fr. 1180. 1905 $20 Gold Certificate.
CGA Gem Uncirculated 65. $29,900
Lot 2527 Fr. 96. 1869 $10 Legal Tender Note.
PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. $28,750
Lot 2735 Fr. 1217. 1922 $500 Gold Certificate.
PCGS Very Fine 30. $27,600
Lot 2502 Fr. 64. 1869 $5 Legal Tender Note. PMG
Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ. $26,450
Lot 2675 Fr. 817. 1915 $10 Federal Reserve Bank
Note. PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. $26,450
Lot 2538 Fr. 118. 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note.
PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. $23,000
Lot 2731 Fr. 1215. 1922 $100 Gold Certificate.
PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. $20,125
Prices realized for all lots in the Bowers and
Merena Official Auction of the June Baltimore
Coin and Currency Convention are available
online at www.bowersandmerena.com. This is the
second of three Baltimore auctions by Bowers and
Merena in 2008, continuing their longstanding
and ongoing association with the convention –
the next is scheduled for November 19-23. Bowers
and Merena will conduct its Baltimore Rarities
Sale at the Marriott Waterfront on July 26 prior
to the ANA World’s Fair of Money.
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About Bowers and Merena Auctions
Bowers and Merena Auctions was founded in 1983
and has grown to become the world’s preeminent
numismatic auctioneer with more than half a
billion dollars in rare coin and currency sales.
Bowers and Merena has handled four of the five
most valuable United States coin collections
ever sold, including the Louis E. Eliasberg Sr.
Collection, the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection,
the Garrett Collection for The Johns Hopkins
University, and the Norweb Collection.
For more information about Bowers and Merena and
the results of 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