News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - On March 7, 2006, R.M. Smythe conducted a 1,127-lot auction of U.S. Colonial, Copper, Silver and Gold coins. Held on the 12th floor of their offices at 2 Rector Street (in the Wall Street area of lower Manhattan) the sale realized over $1,000,000. Exuberant telephone and floor bidding eclipsed many of the high mail bids already in place. The highlight of the sale was a 1795 B-1 Flowing Hair Dollar in PCGS MS-63 which rose from an opening bid of $65,000 to $195,000 when the gavel finally struck. The 15% buyers’ premium brought this total to $218,500, over four times the estimate. Other notable items (including buyers’ premium) are: 1652 Oak Tree Sixpence EF $6,900; 1766 Pitt Halfpenny AU $8,050; 1821 Cent NGC Pf-66BN $37,375; 1794 Half Dime VF/EF $4,312; 1937-D 3-Leg Nickel Ch. AU $2,875; 1919-D Quarter NGC MS-63 $1,610; 1919-S Half Dollar Ch. AU $2,300; 1796 Dollar EF $8,625; 1893-S Dollar AU/BU $20,700; 1839-C $2.50 Ch. EF $4,600; 1882 $3 Ch. AU $3,450; 1845-D $5 Ch. AU $3,450; 1878-S $5 Very Ch. BU $15,525; 1800 $10 AU $14,375; 1801 $10 BU $21,275; 1907 H.R. PCGS MS-63 $23,000.
The firm has scheduled their next coin sale to take place on September 26th, in New York City.
To contact any of the firm’s consignment specialists, to order auction catalogues, or to make general inquiries, call 212-943-1880 or at 800-622-1880, or visit the firm’s website at www.smytheonline.com.