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B&M sale nets $3.7 million

Stand-out performers included a 1926-S Buffalo nickel and a 1930-S Saint-Gaudens double eagle.
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A 1926-S Buffalo nickel brought $116,150 and a 1930-S Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece, PCGS MS-65, sold for $201,250 in Bowers and Merena?s July 13-14 auction.

Both coins were graded MS-65 by Professional Coin Grading Service.

Total price realized by the sale, which was the official auction of the summer Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, was $3,712,161.

All prices reported here include 15-percent buyer fees.

Double eagle highlights of the sale also included a 1932 Saint-Gaudens double eagle, PCGS MS-64, that sold for $75,900; an 1866-S no motto Liberty double eagle graded AU-53 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. that hit $48,300; and an 1866-S Liberty double eagle with motto, PCGS MS-62, that went for $39,100.

An 1827 Capped Head half eagle, B. 1-A, Miller-152, PCGS MS-64, realized $102,350 while an 1873 Liberty half eagle, closed 3, NGC Proof-65 Ultra Cameo, garnered $75,900.

An 1860 $3 gold, NGC Proof-65 Cameo, topped off at $59,800, and an 1873 gold $1 with closed 3, PCGS Proof-65, reached $31,050.

Among silver coins, $94,300 was the price for an 1803 Draped Bust dollar, B-5, BB-252, small 3, graded PCGS MS-63. An 1873-S Trade dollar, NGC MS-66, closed at $20,700, and $14,375 was paid for a 1925-S Peace dollar in PCGS MS-65.

A 1942/1-D Mercury dime, PCGS MS-65 Full Bands, sold for $20,125.

Additional Buffalo nickel highlights are a 1918-S, PCGS MS-65, that brought $36,800; a 1919-S, PCGS MS-65, that realized $18,975; and a 1919-D, PCGS MS-66, that finished at $16,675.

An 1857 Flying Eagle cent, PCGS Proof-64, also brought $16,675.

?Anchored by the Anne Kate Collection of Buffalo Nickels, the prices realized were well above the pre-sale estimates, and we were extremely pleased,? said Steve Deeds, president of Bowers and Merena.

?We are looking forward to presenting the balance of the Anne Kate Collection, as well as the Richard Hennesey Collection and James Lull Collection, at next month?s American Numismatic Association World?s Fair of Money in Denver, Colo.,? Deeds added. Bowers and Merena Auctions is the official auctioneer for the ANA convention.

To learn more, contact Bowers and Merena, 18061 Fitch, Irvine, CA 92614; telephone (800) 458-4646; Web site