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New World Records Set at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s D. Brent Pogue Collection Coin Auction

Sale Nets More Than $25 Million for 128 Coins, 1808 Gold Coin Sells for $2.35 Million

Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by auctioneers Stacks Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. A small gold coin from 1808, called a quarter eagle and worth just $2.50 when it was minted, realized $2.35 million, a new world record for any coin of the quarter eagle denomination. 

Space Traveling Cent Consigned to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Rarities Sale to be held in Association with Sotheby’s May 20, 2015

A nearly forgotten piece of history from the early United States space program returns to the fore with the recent consignment to auction of a rare American coin that traveled in space! The coin, a rare 1793 one-cent piece, also happens to have been made the first year that the United States Mint produced coins in large numbers for general circulation, so it is a particularly historic piece.


Finest Certified MCMVII (1907) Ultra High Relief Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale May 20th

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to announce the consignment of the finest certified 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle, arguably the most beautiful coin design ever struck by the U.S. Mint. Graded and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service as Proof-69, this example last sold in the June 2012 Stack’s Bowers Baltimore sale for $2,760,000.


Nearly $9 Million of Rare Asian Coins Hammer at Stack's Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction Sale

Anchored by the W & B Capital Collection, the April 2015 Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong auction was another major success for the firm. Bidders actively competed for coins, banknotes, medals, and other Asian numismatic items offered. The total price realized of $8,983,418 exceeded the high end estimate by $1,640,000 (all prices include the 19.5% buyer’s premium). 

The Henry P. Kendall Foundation and Holecek Family Foundation Collections Lead the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination notes to cross the block. Bidding participation came from all sources, including from the floor, where sometimes there was a standing-room-only crowd. When all was said and done, nearly $18.7 million crossed the auction block, one of the largest Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo auctions to date!

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