October 12, 2021 1 min read
Boylston Collection of Seated Liberty half dollars at Regency 48 sale
By Steve Roach , Coin World, Published: Oct 11, 2021, 11 AM
Legend Rare Coin Auctions continues its presentation of the Boylston Collection at its Regency Auction 48 in San Diego on Oct. 27 and 28.
The auctioneer describes the consignment as “an incredibly fresh collection of both Mint State and Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollars, collected over a period of over 20 years.”
With a top estimate of $100,000, an 1839 Seated Liberty, No Drapery at Elbow half dollar graded Proof 62 by Professional Coin Grading Service is among the top lots in the auction. It is one of around five known examples struck with a Proof finish. Consistent with the grade, the cataloger notes “a number of directional hairlines, lightly wiped perhaps ages ago,” before adding, “Steely silver coloration gives this nearly CHOICE specimen a nice look.”
The offered example is believed to have been discovered by Marc Emory in Europe in 1981 as part of a Proof set. It was previously certified Proof 62 by Numismatic Guaranty Co. and most recently sold at Heritage in January 2019 for $54,000.
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