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Morphy reveals highlights from Denver Premier Coin sale

Morphy Auctions is set to host its highly anticipated Premier Coin sale in Denver later this month.
The auction features more than 300 rare and collectible coins, along with a strong selection of banknotes and stock certificates.

"We are excited to welcome collectors from all over the world to this exceptional sale," said Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions. "The full range of coins and paper currencies available all but guarantees that there is something for everyone.

"The event’s fine selection of notes and sheets is particularly eye catching and appealing. Each is a beautifully rendered, small snapshot of the United States at critical time points in her development. These should be of great interest to numismatists as well as historians of our great country."

Amongst the leading coin highlights is a rare 1815 ‘5 over 2’ Capped Bust half dollar estimated at $5,000-$7,000. The coin is one of only 47,150 examples minted, the fewest of any Capped Bust Half Dollar series produced, as the War of 1812 left the nation short of gold and silver for coin production, and is highly popular with collectors.

Further coin highlights will include an 1807 Capped Bust ‘Bearded Goddess’ Half Dollar estimated at $4,000-$6,000; 1884-O Morgan Silver Dollar, estimated at $2,000-$2,400; a 1908 $20 St Gaudens Double Eagle, valued at $1,100-$1,300; and an 1899-S $20 Gold Double Eagle estimated at $1,200-$1,500.

The top lots from the offering of paper currency include a 1901 $10 Fr. 120 United States Note, estimated at $4,000-$5,000; a 1902 $5 DB Condon Oregon Charter 7059, also valued at $4,000-$5,000; and a $5 Silver Certificate from 1899, illustrated with an Indian bust in full headdress, estimated at $5,750-$6,500. 

The Morphy Auctions Premier Coin sale takes place in Denver on April 21.

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