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Civil War Gold in final ‘BigMo’ Offering

Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer 31 gold coins that make up the second and final portion of the BigMo Collection of Civil War Coinage during its final Regency Auction of 2020 on Dec. 3. The sale will be held at the Park MGM in Las Vegas in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show.

Each coin in what the firm calls a “world-class offering of gold coins struck 1861-1865,” is within the condition census for the respective issue. Aside from high grade, each coin was carefully selected for its eye appeal, according to Legend.

“After the huge success of the first part of the BigMo Collection in our July Regency Auction 39, we are thrilled to work with the collector [collection owner] again,” said Matthew Bell, CEO of Legend Auctions. “Part I achieved many world record prices realized, and we are humbled to have been chosen to sell the second part of this world-class, multi-million-dollar collection.”

1855 double eagle

The owner of the BigMo Collection of Civil War Coinage names this 1865 double eagle graded MS-65 as his favorite. (All images courtesy Legend Rare Coin Auctions.)

A highlight of Legend Rare Coin’s final Regency Auction of the year is an 1861-C $5 graded MS-63.

Another standout lot is an 1863 $2.50 piece graded an impressive PR-65+ DCAM.

“The collector’s [collection owner’s] favorite coin in the collection is a wonderful GEM 1865 double eagle, PCGS-graded MS-65 with CAC approval,” said Greg Cohen, senior numismatist at Legend Rare Coin Auctions. “It is an amazing, blazing ball of golden luster! The collection features one important highlight after another. When you consider the quality, many of the pieces are in better condition than those found in the most famous of all collections, including Eliasberg, Bass, Norweb, Milas, and Stack. BigMo will now join the echelon of those famed collections of the past.”

Following is a list of highlights that are set to cross the block:

Lot 2: $5 1861-C PCGS MS-63 CAC. Ex Elrod, finest known.

Lot 3: $5 1861-D PCGS MS-63 CAC. Ex Eliasberg, tied finest known

Lot 6: $20 1861-O PCGS AU-55

Lot 14: $2.50 1863 PCGS PR-65+ DCAM CAC. Rare Proof-only issue, mintage 30.

Lot 21: $2.50 1864 PCGS AU-58 CAC. Tied for second-highest graded at PCGS

Lot 22: $2.50 1864 PCGS PR-64+ DCAM CAC

Lot 23: $3 1864 PCGS MS-66

Lot 28: $5 1865 PCGS MS-61 CAC. Ex Ed Milas Collection, tied finest graded.

Lot 30: $20 1865 PCGS MS-65 CAC. Tied finest at PCGS.

Following the BigMo Collection in the sale will be coins from across different types and areas. In all, 204 lots are being presented in the auction. Visit www.legendauctions.com for more information on Regency Auction 42 or to bid.

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