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1866-1.jpgGold coins will top Bowers and Merena Auctions Baltimore Rarities Sale
July 26.

The 1,300-lot sale is scheduled prior to the American Numismatic Association convention in the city.

An 1866-S No Motto Liberty double eagle graded MS-60 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. is described by catalogers as a high condition census example, one of only three Mint State examples known to the Professional Coin Grading Service and NGC.

 The finest known example is MS-61.

An 1808 Capped Bust, Left, quarter eagle, BD-1, HBCC-3017, the only known dies, Rarity-4, and graded MS-61 by NGC the catalogers note is an elusive and significant one-year type. They believe there are no more than 150 pieces extant.

A prooflike 1795 Capped Bust, Right,  half eagle, Small Eagle reverse , BD-8, HBCC-3041, Miller-10, Rarity-5+, graded MS-63 PL by NGC is called a nice coin.

?Bowers and Merena just returned from a very successful June auction in Baltimore where we realized over $6.2 million, and there was already a lot of talk and enthusiasm among attendees to return to Baltimore in July,? said Steve Deeds, president of Bowers and Merena.

1866-2.jpgAdditional coin highlights include:

? 1918/7-D Buffalo nickel. FS-016.5. MS-64 (PCGS).
? 1796 Capped Bust, Right, quarter eagle. BD-2, HBCC-3002. Rarity-4. No Stars. AU-53 (NGC).
? 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar. BB-1, B-1, the only known dies. Rarity-4. F-15 (PCGS).
? 1931-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle. MS-64 (PCGS).
There are 200 lots of paper money in the sale. Among them are:
? Fr. 2407 1928 $500 Gold Certificate. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ.
?    Marquette, Mich. $20 1902 Red Seal. The FNB. Charter #(M)390. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ.
? Fr. 753. 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ.

All lots will be viewable online at www.bowersandmerena.com, and printed catalogs are available upon request by calling (800) 458-4646.

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