The owner of the Bellewood Collection obviously had an eye for quality. I bid on the 1910 and 1910-S as well as several others but was blown out of the water. I did pick up three coins from this nerve-racking auction but they didn’t make the list above. The prices illustrated above are remarkable. 1910’s in MS67 CAC aren’t common but aren’t unheard of either. I paid half in 2017 for what the no CAC 1920-D went for and mine has a CAC sticker.
The Christopher Collection is fascinated by pricing anomalies like this. The excitement of so many great Lincolns available at one time may have led to a bit of a bidding frenzy. Perhaps some buyers were able to discern a difference between a great coin and a world class coin that escapes an amateur like me. Sometimes when an auction attracts Big Money (those who can pay $28k for a Lincoln penny) adding $2k to a bid is a trivial matter. Big Money probably doesn’t peruse the auction sites weekly like us plebeians and this was one stop shopping.
Ah, Big Money. We resent it when we lose a bid to it but cackle with glee when we imagine what coins in our collection might be worth on the right day.