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Indian cent tops online results


An 1877 Indian Head cent graded MS-64 Brown by PCGS with a Certified Acceptance Corporation sticker was a top item in a recent Internet sale by Legend Rare Coin Auctions. It sold for $9,350.

Auctions don’t always feature multi-million dollar rarities. The March 16 Internet auction conducted by Legend Rare Coin Auctions featured numerous top quality pieces that sold for under $10,000.

Held over 13 days, the sale realized $373,368.

The key 1877 Indian Head cent was a featured lot. It was graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service as an MS-64 Brown with a Certified Acceptance Corporation sticker. It sold for $9,350 on a $7,000 estimate.

A 1955 proof set that was graded Proof-69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation went for $1,760. Estimate was $1,000.

An 1843-O Large Date Seated Liberty quarter graded PCGS AU-53 CAC changed hands for the same $1,760 price. Estimate was $750.

A 1911 Barber quarter graded PCGS Proof-66+ CAM CAC sold for $3,740. Estimate was $2,750.

A Capped Bust half dollar dated 1814 and graded PCGS AU-55 CAC sold for $6,325, more than 50 percent over the $4,000 estimate.

Morgan dollar fans saw an 1878-CC graded NGC MS-64 DMPL CAC go for $2,310. Estimate was $1,750.

“The results show yet again that you do not need to have thousands of coins to have big results,” said Julie Abrams, president of Legend Auctions.

Legend’s next Premier Session, closing on April 6, will be posted to

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