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Gold Rarities Top Legend Auction

October 28, 2019

     Legend held their latest auction at the PCGS Members Only Show in New Orleans last week, featuring their Regency Sale which was made up of five specialty collections, all assembled by Legend. There was no shortage of superb quality rarities; the 1879 $4 Gold Stella Flowing Hair in PCGS PR66 Cameo with the CAC sticker brought $270,250, which was $20,000 over the pre-sale estimate. There are 31 coins certified in this grade with only 8 having the CAC approval.

1879 $4 Gold Stella Flowing Hair PCGS PR66 Cameo CAC

1879 $4 Gold Stella Flowing Hair PCGS PR66 Cameo CAC sold for $270,250 at the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Event Exclusively Legend in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24, 2019

     From the Coronet Gold Collection, the 1827 $5 Gold certified as PCGS MS64 CAC sold for $135,125. This is the only coin certified in this grade with the CAC sticker and there are just 2 coins graded higher at PCGS, a 65+ and a 66.

1827 $5 Gold PCGS MS64 CAC

1827 $5 Gold PCGS MS64 CAC sold for $135,125 at the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Event Exclusively Legend in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24, 2019

     Another top seller from this sale was the 1850 $20 Gold in PCGS MS64 CAC, with just 4 total certified in the grade, and 3 have the CAC sticker. The buyer for this true rarity paid $199,750; our current CAC value is $128,000 and will surely advance as a result of this sale. Below are some of the other highlights from this exclusive Legend Sale.

1850 $20 Gold PCGS MS64 CAC

1850 $20 Gold PCGS MS64 CAC sold for $199,750 at the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Event Exclusively Legend in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24, 2019

Date/DenominationGradePrice Realized
1909 VDB Lincoln CentPCGS PR65 RB CAC$35,250
1894 Liberty NickelPCGS PR67+ CAM CAC$15,863
1882 Seated QuarterPCGS PR68 CAM CAC$20,563
1896 Barber HalfPCGS PR68 CAC$23,500
1936 Walking Liberty HalfPCGS PR67 CAC$15,275
1838 Gobrecht Dollar J-84 RestrikePCGS PR65 CAC$146,875
1881 Trade DollarPCGS PR66+ CAC$13,513
1881 Morgan DollarPCGS PR66 DCAM CAC$29,375
1882 Morgan DollarPCGS PR68 CAM CAC$49,938
1854 $1 Gold TIIPCGS MS66 CAC$64,625
1825 $2 ½ Gold Capped Head LargePCGS AU58+ CAC$38,775
1829 $2 ½ Gold Capped Head SmallPCGS MS64+ CAC$76,375
1836 $2 ½ Gold Script 8PCGS MS65+ CAC$61,688
1863 $3 GoldPCGS MS66+ CAC$64,625
1806 $5 Gold Round 6, 7x6 StarsPCGS MS64+ CAC$76,375
1807 $5 Gold Bust LeftPCGS MS64 CAC$55,813
1810 $5 Gold Sm Date Large 5PCGS MS64 CAC$58,750
1852 $5 GoldPCGS MS66+ CAC$123,375
1799 $10 Gold Heraldic EaglePCGS MS63 CAC$79,313
1908 $10 Gold Indian No MottoPCGS MS66+ CAC$39,950
1880 S $20 GoldPCGS MS65+ CAC$129,250
1923 D $20 Gold St. GaudensPCGS MS67 CAC$28,200

     Another remarkable collection from this sale, dubbed the ‘CC Collection That Should Not Exist’, consisted of 17 Carson City Silver Dollars that all had deep toning and were as well matched as possible. It included both 1879 CC Dollars and the 1890 CC Tail Bar, along with the 1900 O/CC. The 17 coins brought nearly $420,000. Please see the auction prices realized for the individual results for these superb CC Dollars.







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