Legend Rare Coin Auctions

P.O. Box 189, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

About Auction House

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is an auction company dedicated first and foremost to coin collectors, whether you are buying or selling. Legend Auctions offers options for selling your coin collections. We can buy a collection out right or accept coins on consignment for two types of auctions: The Regency Auctions or Premier Sessions. Our auction company can handle everything from an entire collection to a single coin and make sure that the coins are placed in the sale most suitable to bring the best prices realized. If you are in the market to purchase, Legend guarantees a boutique offering of wor...Read More
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    The Regency Auction

    A 1915 Panama-Pacific round coin is featured in the upcoming Regency Auction, presented by Legend Rare Coin Auctions. The United States mint created these coins to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal, and they were made available only at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. It was the first time the United States offered a $50 gold coin and, due to the high denomination, only sold 483 of them at the event. The auction house notes that there are only 13 MS64+ graded examples of the coin, including the one available in this sale. Several Buffalo nickels will also be offered. This includes one from 1937, the penultimate year of the coin’s minting. The Buffalo nickel was part of a government initiative to beautify American coins at the turn of the 20th century. They were replaced in 1938 by the Jefferson nickel, which is minted to this day. Rounding out the featured lots is a 1926 Mercury dime. The ten-cent coin is known as the Mercury dime because many mistook Lady Liberty— depicted on the coin’s front— for the Roman god Mercury. Those interested in this or any other lot can register to bid on the auction house’s website.

  • Auction Industry
    CEO’s historic $10 million silver dollar in Vegas auction

    Believed by experts to be the first silver dollar ever made by U.S. Mint in 1794. LAS VEGAS, NV.- A Las Vegas, Nevada resident who owns the most valuable rare coin ever purchased at auction now is selling his prized possession, a superb condition silver dollar made in 1794 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar ever struck by the United States Mint. It will be in an auction in Vegas this fall. Business executive Bruce Morelan paid a record $10,061,875 for the acclaimed rare coin in 2013 and exhibited it across the country and in Europe. “This historic coin is a national numismatic treasure that symbolized the young USA’s financial independence. Because of its significance in 1794 it was likely seen at the time by President George Washington, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson who oversaw the Mint, and by Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury,” said Matthew Bell, chief executive officer of Legend Auctions of Lincroft, New Jersey. Legend will offer the coin and other rare, early American silver dollars from Morelan’s top-rated collection during a public auction at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and online on October 8, 2020. An electrical contractor, Morelan, 58, has collected coins since the age of six. “Coins are in my blood, and the 1794 dollar was a lifelong dream,” he stated. “I’m truly blessed to have owned it, and hope the new owner has as much joy, pride, and satisfaction as I did. Now that my early American dollars collection is complete and nothing else can be added, I’ve decided it’s time for other collectors to enjoy these magnificent coins.” Among the 14 other early American silver dollars in the auction from Morelan’s collection is one of the eight known 1804-dated dollars specially struck in the mid-1830s. “These were made as diplomatic gifts to Persian Gulf and Asian dignitaries and presented by a U.S. State Department representative on behalf of President Andrew Jackson. They are highly desirable today, and we estimate this 1804 dollar at $4 million,” explained Bell. The coins have been certified genuine and graded by…