There were a lot of memorable coins in the sale. The venue for the auction was the Intercontinental Hotel in West L.A., which proved to be a very comfortable and inviting place for a coin sale. The pre-sale publicity was well handled, and the cataloging & photography of the auction lots was masterfully done.
All of this positive energy was countered by a sagging coin market, and the stock market turmoil of the past month. The net result was a coin sale in which a large number of important early large cents traded hands without great fanfare, and without many new price records.
My impressions from the Reynolds auction are shared below (in random order):