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Twenty cents at top of bidding

An 1876-CC 20-cent piece graded MS-62 by the Professional Coin Grading Service brought $264,500 at the Sept. 15 Pre-Long Beach Elite Auction conducted by Superior Galleries.

Overall, the 900-lot sale realized $2.7 million, including 15 percent buyer’s fees.

Another lot at the top of the prices realized list was an 1872-CC Seated Liberty half dollar graded PCGS MS-62. It brought $100,625.

A pattern half dollar of the same year, 1872, Judd-1200, graded Proof-65 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corp. sold for $60,375.

An 1821 Coronet Head large cent called MS-64 Red and Brown by PCGS attracted a $58,650 final bid.

Coming close behind was another pattern, a dollar dated 1872, J-1205, graded Proof-58 by PCGS. It realized $57,500.

Another large cent, an 1824 Coronet Head graded PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown, fetched $56,350.

The first gold coin to appear on the list of top lots is an 1839 Liberty $10 with large letters graded MS-60 by PCGS. When the hammer fell, it brought $50,600.
A bid of $49,450 purchased an 1813 Classic Head large cent graded PCGS MS-63 Brown.

Another gold piece, an 1800 Capped Bust $10 in PCGS MS-62, came in at $48,875.

Rounding out the top performers was an 1813 $5 gold piece called MS-64 by PCGS. It sold for $48,300.

Paul Song, senior vice president for auctions, called many of the lots “fresh numismatic material” not seen on the marketplace for decades.

More information may be obtained by telephoning Song at (800) 545-1001. Visit Superior’s Web site at www.sbgh.com.

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