More than 130 U.S. silver commemorative coins dating from 1892 to
1954 sold for $18,000, more than twice the estimate, during the April
8 Doyle New York coins, paper money and postage stamps auction.
The virtually complete collection of 137 coins (sold as lot 216) is
missing only seven coins: the 1928 Hawaii Discovery Sesquicentennial
half dollar; the 1935 Hudson, New York Sesquicentennial half dollar;
the 1935-D California-Pacific Exposition half dollar; the 1926-P
Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar; and the 1939, 1939-D and 1939-S
Arkansas Centennial half dollar.
Most of the coins are graded Mint State 60+ with a few lower grades.
The lot was estimated to sell for $6,000 to $8,000.
A single-lot offering of 132 $20 Federal Reserve notes (lot 174)
sold for $3,000 during the April 8 auction.
The lot offered $20 FRNs in the following series and quantities:
Series 1928 (16 notes), Series 1934 (76 notes), and Series 1950 (38
notes). The grades of the notes ranged from Poor to Uncirculated. The
lot was estimated to realize between $3,500 and $4,500.
All sale prices include the buyer’s fee.
For more information about the auction, call the firm at
212-427-4141, send an email message to coins@DoyleNewYork.com, or visit the firm’s
website at www.doylenewyork.com.