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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Feature the Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage in their October Baltimore Auction

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Monday, July 02, 2018 / Categories: Press Releases

Santa Ana, CA. (July 2, 2018) – Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage as a featured highlight of their October 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Comprising a comprehensive type set of early American and related issues, the cabinet showcases some of the greatest rarities of the era, from the Massachusetts silver coinage through the earliest U.S. Mint issues, all displaying exceptionally superb quality.

Assembled chiefly in the 1970s and 1980s under the guidance of Stack's, the Archangel Collection offers impressive provenances to many significant colonial coin collections, including those of David L. Spence (1975), Laird U. Park (1976), the Carter Brown Library (1976), the Garrett family (1979-1981), Doris and Ellis Robison (1982), and John L. Roper (1983), among others. The collection is currently being certified by PCGS and features extraordinary representatives of the iconic early American types including a 1652 NE Shilling (AU-50), 1776 Continental dollars of the CURENCY (MS-62+), CURRENCY (MS-62+), and EG FECIT (AU-58+) varieties, an MS-62 1781 Libertas American medal in silver, and high grade examples of the legendary 1792 Birch cent (AU-58), 1792 Silver Center cent (SP-45), 1792 half disme (MS-63), and 1792 disme in copper (AU-58+). It also showcases the major rarities of this era including a Mint State 1694 Carolina PROPRIETERS Elephant Token, a Mint State 1760 Voce Populi Small Letters farthing, a Mint State 1787 George Clinton copper (MS-62 BN), a Mint State 1790 Standish Barry threepence (MS-62), and a Gem Proof 1792 Washington Roman Head cent (Proof-66 BN), among many others.

This monumental offering represents the second opportunity the firm has had to present treasures from the Archangel Collection, having offered Private and Territorial gold coinage from this collection in November 2006 in conjunction with Stack's sale of the Norweb Collection. At that time, incredible rarities such as an 1830 Templeton Reid $2.50, an 1851 Humbert $50, an 1849 Miners Bank $10, an 1852 Moffat $10, and an 1860 Clark, Gruber & Co. $20 crossed the auction block in an event that stands as a historic offering in the Private and Territorial gold field.  The sale of colonial and 1792 coinage from the Archangel Collection in the Stack's Bowers Galleries October 2018 Baltimore Auction will be a similarly historic event in its field. It promises to draw the attention of the most sophisticated collectors who will compete for these prized rarities, which are coming to market for the first time in decades.

For more information on this magnificent collection please contact Lawrence R. Stack at 516-456-1326 or Vicken Yegparian at 800-566-2580. Stack's Bowers Galleries also invites collectors to take advantage of this opportunity and consign alongside the Archangel Collection in the October 2018 Official Expo Auction. The consignment deadline of August 28 is quickly approaching, so call 800-458-4646 today to speak with a consignment specialist.

About Stack's Bowers Galleries

Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.

Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack's Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.

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