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Roadrunner collection part of Superior

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An auction May 26-27 by Superior Galleries features a consignment the firm has called the Roadrunner Collection of Rare U.S. Coins and Currency.

Included are about 125 lots of U.S. coins that have been privately held for years, sale catalogers said.

This particular collection will be held as an exclusive evening session May 26. The auction firm anticipates this session will realize more than $1.3-$1.5 million.

Offered are shipwreck recovery coins in both silver and gold, as well as patterns, high-grade Morgan and Peace dollars, branch mint Liberty gold $10s, no motto gold $20s and California fractional gold. Paper money is also part of the collection.

superior0422-2.jpgIndividual highlights from the Roadrunner consignment include an 1879 $4 Flowing Hair ?Stella? pattern graded Proof-67 Cameo; a 1916-S gold $20 called MS-66; an 1890 Seated Liberty dime graded Proof-68 Deep Cameo; an 1871 pattern quarter in copper, Judd-1100, Proof-65 Red; an 1899 Morgan dollar, Proof-67; an 1836 Gobrecht dollar, Judd-60, Proof-63; 1922-S and 1923-S Peace dollars formerly part of the Binion collection, both MS-67; and a 1900-O/CC Morgan dollar variety, MS-66.

Paper money includes a Series 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note, Friedberg 2231-B, graded Gem Crisp Uncirculated-65, and a Series 1882 $10,000 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1223-g, punch canceled.

For further information about Superior auctions, contact either Aaron Malone, consignment director, at e-mail aaronm@sgbh.com, telephone (310) 499-8414; or Paul Song at e-mail paulsong@sgbh.com,  or telephone (310) 203-9855 or (800) 545-1001.

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