Morphy Legend Coin Auctions’ May 6 debut features 1876 Proof Set, other rarities Morphy Legend Numismatics' debut coin auction, which is highlighted by an extraordinarily rare 1876 Proof Set, will take place on Tuesday, May 6.
News-Antique.com - May 01,2008 - When Denver, Pa.-based Morphy Auctions and Lincroft, N.J.-based Legend Numismatics announced their new enterprise, Morphy Legend Coin Auctions, the collectibles world and particularly the coin market took notice. Now their first event is just days away. A full selection of numismatic rarities ranging from circulated Half Cents to GEM Proof Gold Rarities will offer collectors in virtually every price range a chance to acquire historic and important coins and currency.
The auction, which is highlighted by an extraordinarily rare 1876 Proof Set, will commence at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, with live bidding by Internet, phone, fax and mail. Online registration and additional details can be found at www.mlcoinauctions.com.
Among the many prized entries in this sale is an NGC-graded, CAC-stickered 1876 Proof Set. The opportunity to bid on this remarkable rarity might come along only once in a collector’s lifetime. Of the 1,150 sets originally minted, it is doubtful that even a dozen sets survive in any grade. The pieces of this set grade as follows: 1C 65RB, 3CN 66, 5C 65, 10C 67, 20C 66* CAMEO, 25C 67*, 50C 66* CAMEO, $1 65* CAMEO. There is no question these coins have been kept together since 1876.
Prior to the sale, the coins will be on display at Morphy Auctions’ 20,000-square-foot showroom facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the “Antiques Capital of America.”
The companies announced the creation of Morphy Legend Coin Auctions, a division of Geppi’s Entertainment Auctions, in March. The new firm represents a combined total of more than 30 years of coin expertise and auction professionalism.
For further information on Morphy/Legend, call Dan Morphy at 717-335-3435 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Laura Sperber at 800-743-2646 or e-mail email@example.com. View additional details online at www.mlcoinauctions.com.