Pristine quality made a huge difference in price Dec. 15 at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 19th Regency Sale in Las Vegas at the Professional Coin Grading Services Members Only Show.
A Proof-68 Type II 1913 Buffalo nickel graded by PCGS and stickered by Certified Acceptance Corporation brought $58,750.
An ordinary MS-65 is $340 and one you might have put in your Whitman album as a kid is just $21 in good.
But top quality was the name of the game in the 514-lot sale anchored by two core collections.
The nickel came from Angel Dee’s Collection of Toned Buffalo Nickels.
There was also the Young-Dakota Collection of Proof Barber Dimes.
All prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s fee.
The Type I 1913 in MS-68 CAC reached $28,200.
A 1936-D graded PCGS MS-67+ CAC fetched $10,575.
Among the Barber dimes, an 1898-O graded PCGS MS-67+ CAC hit $36,425.
Ever popular Morgan dollars also realized strong prices.
An 1898-O that any collector can buy in MS-65 for around $185 becomes a monster at $18,800 for a PCGS MS-66 DMPL (Deep Mirror Proof-Like) CAC.
Laura Sperber said of her results, “Even in this somewhat choppy market, great coins will bring strong prices.”
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