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B&M bidding puts 1801 $10 on top

Bowers170.jpgAn 1801 Capped Bust gold $10 topped Bowers and Merena Auctions? June 5-6 sale at the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention.

The $10, graded MS-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service, sold for $111,550 in B&M?s auction of more than 3,000 lots. The full sale realized $6,258,873.

An 1804 Capped Bust half eagle graded MS-64 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. went for $60,375, and a proof 1860 $3 gold piece in NGC Proof-65 Cameo reached $57,500.

BowersR170.jpgA proof 1867 Shield nickel with rays, PCGS Proof-64, brought $51,750 while an 1892-S Morgan dollar in PCGS MS-62 fetched $47,150. Another Morgan, an 1894-O in NGC MS-65, crossed the block for $46,000. An 1896 Morgan in NGC Proof-68 * Ultra Cameo hit $40,250.

Lincoln cents were topped by a 1913 in PCGS MS-67 RD that finished at $47,150. A 1969-S Lincoln cent with doubled die obverse, Fivaz-Stanton 028, in PCGS AU-58 went for $42,550. A 1918-D in PCGS MS-66 RD hit $34,500.

An 1832 half cent in PCGS Proof-64 BN brought $47,150.

Among gold highlights was an 1876-CC Liberty half eagle, NGC MS-61, that went for $42,205; an 1889 in PCGS MS-67 that sold for $40,250; an 1813 Capped Head half eagle, PCGS MS-64, that reached $39,100; an 1801 Capped Bust eagle, PCGS MS-62, that fetched $34,788; and a 1799 Capped Bust eagle with small stars obverse, PCGS MS-61, that hit $34,500.

Trade dollars were headed by an 1873-CC with wide ?CC? in NGC MS-64  that also realized $34,500.

A 1905 Liberty double eagle in PCGS MS-64 brought $34,500, as did an 1828 Capped Bust half dollar with square base 2, small 8s and large letters graded PCGS MS-66.

A highlight from the paper money session of the sale was a serial No. 1 ?Bison? 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note, Friedberg 114, graded Very Fine-30 PPQ by PCGS Currency, that realized $80,500. The Fr. 114 was the first of nine varieties of ?Bison? $10 to have been printed.

B&M?s next Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention auction is scheduled for Nov. 19-23. The firm also plans a July 26 Baltimore Rarities Sale at the Marriott Waterfront prior to the American Numismatic Association?s World?s Fair of Money.

For more information, see Web site www.bowersandmerena.com, or call (800) 458-4646.

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