FORT MYERS, Fla. – Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry LLC has a slogan: “An auction so big it will take two days.” Just such a sale will take place Friday and Saturday, July 14 -15. More than 600 lots of rare coins, paper money and stamps will cross the auction block on Friday, followed by over 550 lots of fine jewelry, art and collectibles on Saturday. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available both days through LiveAuctioneers.
Auction manager Rick Rosenberg says Friday’s auction has a huge selection of gold coins, too many to list here. One of the best gold coins is a 1908 $20 Saint-Gaudens double eagle (no motto), PCGS MS 65. It should sell for more than $1,500.
Another standout in the coin auction is an 1877-S trade dollar, MS65. The silver coin retains its luster with golden toning.
A major attraction Saturday is a fully restored 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria two-door hardtop with low mileage, ready to cruise.
Both new and estate jewelry will also be sold Saturday. A star lot is a platinum diamond engagement ring (below) featuring a 2.76-carat round brilliant-cut diamond center stone. It is accented with a half-moon shaped diamond on either side weighing approximately 1.00 carat, and prong-set marquise diamonds weighing 0.14 carat. The ring is expected to sell for $53,000-$55,000.
A men’s 18K and stainless steel Rolex Datejust wristwatch features a champagne Jubilee diamond dial, sapphire crystal and automatic movement. It comes with its box and papers (est. $11,000-$12,000).
A silver rendition of Frederic Remington’s Mountain Man is marked “Henry-Bonnard Foundry Founder, NY 1895 Cast #30/50.” The 27 1/2-inch-tall statue of a horse and rider weighs about 63 pounds without the base and is estimated at $7,000-$15,000.