One of the featured lots did not sell, but that didn?t prevent American Numismatic Rarities from having a big first day at the Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention.
The company is reporting preliminary sales of $1.7 million in the Dec. 6 Session 1 of the sale, despite having an 1805 dime go unsold. The coin is graded MS-66 by Professional Coin Grading Service.
?It was very strong,? said John Pack, ANR?s associated director of auction consignments. ?We?re very pleased, and real surprised with how we started out with Colonials and Washingtons.?
The biggest surprises, according to Pack, were the amounts realized by a 1792 Washington Born Virginia copper, a 1795 Washington North Wales halfpenny, and a 1792 Washington Getz half dollar in copper.
Graded EF-40 by PCGS, the 1792 copper went for $16,100, while the 1795 halfpenny, graded VF-30 by the cataloger, garnered $21,850. Lastly, the 1792 Getz, graded VF-35 by PCGS, brought in $41,400.
Topping the sale was an 1806 quarter, in Numismatic Guaranty Corp. MS-66 condition, that realized $71,300. A choice uncirculated 1918/7-D Buffalo nickel, graded MS-64 by PCGS, took in $54,050.
All prices listed above included a 15 percent buyer?s fee.
Session 2 took place Dec. 7 and the results weren?t available as of press time.
To find out the total results of the sale, visit anrcoins.com.
For a list of prices realized by phone, call (603) 569-0823.
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