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B&M Baltimore sale features 1883 Indian Head cent

Hoping to end 2005 with a bang, Bowers and Merena will hold its final official convention auction of the year in Baltimore Dec. 9.

Nearly 1,700 lots of numismatic rarities will be offered, including an 1883 Indian Head cent, graded Professional Coin Grading Service MS-67 Red. 

It is one of just seven of this high grade in the PCGS Population Report. None is graded higher.

“We are thrilled to once again be taking Bowers and Merena Auctions on the road to Baltimore this December,” said Steve Deeds, president of the firm.

“December Baltimore is typically among our best attended and most exciting venues of the year, and the importance of the rarities being offered virtually guarantees that this year’s auction will continue that trend.”

Bowers and Merena’s December 2005 Baltimore Auction will feature two sessions on Dec. 9 in the Baltimore Convention Center.

Items of note include the SAJ Collection, which contains two high-ranking PCGS Registry Sets of 1938-1964 Jefferson Nickels.

Jeff Ambio, Bowers and Merena’s director of numismatics, said, “It is the only one of these sets to be 100 percent complete with Full Steps, due to the fact that it includes the 1960-D in PCGS MS-64 FS – a coin that is currently unique with an FS designation at this certification service.”

Among the world gold coins is a Great Britain ryal, graded EF-40 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., that was struck during the reign of King Edward IV.

To view the online catalog for this Auction, and to place Internet bids, visit www.bowersandmerena.com.

Printed catalogs can be obtained by calling the firm toll free at (800) 458-4646.

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