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Gold prominent in B&M Baltimore auction

1854gd1.jpgA high-grade 1854 Type 2 gold dollar and a mint state 1920-S Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece lead a list of highlights in Bowers and Merena Auctions? June 4-7 sale at the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention.

The gold dollar is graded MS-68 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. Sale catalogers said it is tied for finest known with one other 1854 Type 2 gold dollar certified MS-68 by NGC.

The 1920-S double eagle, called a condition rarity by catalogers, is graded NGC MS-63.

The auction, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center as the official auction of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, will hold more than 3,000 coin and paper money lots.

A further sale highlight is an 1801 Capped Bust $10 gold piece graded MS-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service.

Additional coins in the auction include the following:

?    1913 Lincoln cent in PCGS MS-67 RD.
?    1918-D Lincoln cent in PCGS MS-66 RD.
?    Doubled die obverse 1969-S Lincoln cent (Fivaz-Stanton 028) in PCGS AU-58.
?    1867 Shield nickel with rays in PCGS Proof-65.
?    1926-S Buffalo nickel in NGC MS-65.
?    1937-D three-legged Buffalo nickel (FS-020.2) in NGC MS-66.
?    1918-D Mercury dime in NGC MS-66 FB.
?    1919-D Mercury dime in NGC MS-65 FB.
?    1892-S Morgan dollar in PCGS MS-62.
?    1896 Morgan dollar in NGC Proof-68* Ultra Cameo.
?    1860 $3 gold piece in NGC Proof-65 Cameo.
?    1804 Capped Bust half eagle, small 8/large 8 variety (BD-7, HBCC-3083, Miller-59) in NGC MS-64.
?    1813 Capped Bust half eagle (BD-2, HBCC-3126, Miller-120) in PCGS MS-64.
?    1876-CC Liberty half eagle, Winter 1-A, in NGC MS-61.
?    1799 Capped Bust eagle with small stars obverse (BD-7, HBCC-3188, Taraszka-19) in PCGS MS-63.

1854gd2.jpgThe B&M sale will also offer U.S. paper money, including a serial No. 1 1901 $10 ?Bison? Legal Tender Note, Friedberg 114, graded Very Fine-30 PPQ by PCGS Currency; as well as a 1923 $5 Silver Certificate star note, Fr. 282, in PCGS Superb Gem New-67 PPQ.

All lots and images can be viewed online at www.bowersandmerena.com. Call (800) 458-4646 for a printed sale catalog.

Pre-auction bidding is available at www.bowersandmerena.com; by e-mail at auction@bowersandmerena.com; by phone at (800) 458-4646; by fax at (949) 253-4091; and by postal mail addressed to Bowers and Merena, Baltimore Auction June 2008, 18061 Fitch, Irvine, CA 92614.

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