The Simpson-Sunnywood Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars is to be
offered by Legend Rare Coin Auctions in its Oct. 2 Regency IX Sale at
The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nev. The Regency IX Sale is being held in
conjunction with the Professional Coin Grading Service Members Only Show.
The Simpson-Sunnywood Collection was honored by PCGS as the “Best
Exhibited Set” in 2009. The collection can be viewed online at Legend's website.
“This is no ordinary set,” says Legend Rare Coin Auctions partner
Laura Sperber. “These coins offer both breathtaking color and the
utmost quality. Personally, I haven’t even been able to look at other
Morgans since I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this collection in our office.”
Sperber continued, “The goal of this endeavor was to show the
numismatic community that Morgans can be collected with originality
and color, and need not be dipped ‘blast white.’ Specifically, the
owner has sought to collect gem-quality Morgan dollars with colorful
natural toning on the obverse.”
Additionally, according to Sperber, “Many common dates can be found
with dramatic and vibrant multi-colored rainbow Mint bag toning. Among
these, there are also coins that can be found with fascinating
patterns acquired from contact with the burlap canvas of the Mint bags
(‘textile toners’), or with roll-paper toning acquired by coins at the
ends of bank-wrapped rolls (‘end rollers’).”
Among the collection’s highlights are these, each graded and
encapsulated by PCGS and a bearing green sticker from Certified
- 1893-S, Mint State 65, CAC.
- 1879, MS-66, CAC.
- 1880-CC, MS66+, CAC.
- 1880-S, MS-68, CAC.
- 1888-O, MS-66+, CAC.
- 1890-CC, MS-65, CAC.
- 1894, MS-65, CAC.
- 1898, MS-65, CAC.
- 1903-S, MS-67, CAC.
For information about Legend Rare Coin Auctions or consigning to
future sales, email Julie Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org, call
845-430-4378, or visit the LRCA website. ■