On Feb. 27, Kagin's Auctions held its 2020 ANA National Money Show auction. U.S. coinage highlights featured an NGC PR-67 1895 Morgan Dollar which commanded a bid of $120,000 (including the 20 percent buyer’s premium). Another rare silver dollar, an 1844 PR-64 CAM PCGS with a CAC sticker realized a strong $72,000 after spirited bidding.
Besides the record-breaking $2 ½ Templeton Reid, the auction featured a 97.77 ounce Kellogg & Humbert gold ingot recovered from the 1857 S.S. Central America shipwreck which hammered at $170,00 for a total of $204,000 with the buyer’s charge. A 6.27-ounce silver ingot issued in 1919 by the U.S. Assay Office in New York opened realized $25,200 after considerable bidding.
The highlight of Friday night’s paper currency session was a PCGS AU-50 1918 $1000 Federal Reserve Note which saw plenty of action until it was sold for $38,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Another popular lot was a pack of 50 Pensacola, Fla. 1929 $20 Type 2 notes which brought $14,400 all in. A nice selection of currency errors was led by $12,000 price realized for an 1882 $20 Gold Certificate with misaligned printing graded PMG CU-66 EPQ.
A set of 1875 Lexington Centennial medals including one of four gold pieces brought a record $69,000 and another record was broken with the sale of an 1812 Captain William Bainbridge silver medal at $34,800.
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