Sales of ANA surpass $17 million for Bowers and Merena

Bowers and Merena Auctions' official American Numismatic Association auction World's Fair of Money Aug. 16-19 in Denver established price records? Over 100, according to the firm. The sale brought approximately $17.6 million, including the 15% buyer's fee on all winning offers.

A 1921 Saint-Gaudens gold $20 rated MS-63 by Professional Coin Grading Service sold for $1,495,000. A 13-leaf 1795 NGC MS-65 eagle sold for $494,500.

We expected good prices because of the great quality and diversity of the things offered,? said Bowers and Merena president Steve Deeds. ?The auction lots' extraordinary quality and uniqueness led to incredible winning bids. We also have record prices for dozens of rare, outstanding "common coins." As of Aug. 18, Intelliquote listed record auction prices of $350,750 for a 1918/7-D overdate Buffalo nickel, PCGS MS-65, and $339,250 for an off-center 1795 Draped Bust dollar, Numismatic Guaranty Corp. MS-66.

Among B&M's records were $241,500 for a 1911-D Indian Head gold $5, PCGS MS-65, and $132,500 for an 1837 quarter-dollar, NGC Proof-67. A record $8,625 was offered for a 1946-D Jefferson nickel, PCGS MS-67 full steps, and $105,800 for a 1914-S Lincoln cent, PCGS MS-66 red.

The PCGS MS-68 1881-S Morgan dollar set a record at $7,188. Bowers and Merena published prices for Lincoln cents, including $105,800 for a 1914-S, PCGS MS-66 RD, $82,800 for a 1922 no D, MS-64 RB, and $38,238 for a 1924, MS-67 RD.

While not a record, a 1909-S VDB in PCGS MS-67 RD sold for $92,000 and a 1948 for $8,050. Buffalo nickel records includes $21,850 for a 1913 Type I in PCGS MS-68 and $59,600 for a 1915-S in MS-67.

Morgan dollars set records at $47,150 for an 1879 in PCGS MS-67, $43,700 for an 1893 in MS-66, $166,750 for an 1893-S in MS-63, and $43,700 for a 1904-S. An 1873-CC Seated Liberty dime with arrows, NGC AU-55, sold for $35,650; a 1795 Draped Bust dollar, B-14, BB-51, with off-center bust, NGC MS-66, sold for $339,250; and an 1877 Trade dollar, NGC Proof-66 Cameo, sold for $21,850.

A PCGS MS-68 1922 U.S. Grant with star gold dollar sold for $31,050, setting a record. U.S. bank notes, including 300 items from Numismatic News contributor Peter W. Huntoon's collection, were sold alongside coins. The Huntoon collection included an 1875 National Bank Note and a $5 Wyoming National Bank of Laramie City, Charter 2110, graded uncirculated. It sold for $138,000.

A 1902 $10 Plain Back from Juneau, Alaska Territory, The First National Bank of Juneau, Charter 5117, graded very good/fine, sold for $51,750; and a 1914 $20 Federal Reserve Note, Friedberg 953A, superb gem crisp uncirculated, sold for $48,875.

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