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1795 Flowing Hair BB-18 Silver Dollar, Superb Gem Mint State, Finest Known

1795 Flowing Hair BB-18 Silver Dollar, Superb Gem Mint State, Finest Known

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

A Remarkable Early Dollar

This memorable Flowing Hair dollar was front row center in Catherine Bullowa’s sale “including my personal treasures” held on December 4, 2005. Today, graded by PCGS as MS-66, it is unique at this lofty level. It was the cover coin in the Bullowa sale and was described as: “Very choice to gem Uncirculated. Prooflike surfaces with deep mirror effect. Perfectly centered, fully and beautifully struck. Gorgeous bluish-purple perfectly balanced color. Superb example.”

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Ultra Gem 1821 Quarter Eagle, Ex Parmelee, Eliasberg, Finest Graded by PCGS

Ultra Gem 1821 Quarter Eagle, Ex Parmelee, Eliasberg, Finest Graded by PCGS

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

A Great Coin with a Great Pedigree

Standing all by itself as the finest Bass Dannreuther-1 1821 quarter eagle, this coin is one of the greatest early $2.50 coins in existence. Beyond that its pedigree or provenance is outstanding. It will cross the block in the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part II sale we will be holding with Sotheby’s in New York City on September 30th. You are cordially invited to be a bidder or an observer. Our deluxe catalog is now in preparation.

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1795 Half Eagle with Heraldic Eagle Reverse Classic Early Rarity Finest Graded by PCGS

1795 Half Eagle with Heraldic Eagle Reverse Classic Early Rarity Finest Graded by PCGS

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

A Numismatic Landmark

Among the coins in the rarity-laden series of early half eagles of the 1790s, the variety known as Bass Dannreuther-15 is at once one of the rarest and most fascinating. The D. Brent Pogue Collection specimen is the very finest of this rarity graded by PCGS, an incredible specimen. The warm yellow gold obverse displays just a trace of soft orange patina. Attractive prooflike character in the fields. 
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Choice Mint State 1795 Eagle, Rare 9-Leaves Variety, Tied for Finest PCGS Rating

Choice Mint State 1795 Eagle, Rare 9-Leaves Variety, Tied for Finest PCGS Rating

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

D. Brent Pogue Collection Part 2 Update

As you read these words we are immersed in creating the catalog for Part II of the most valuable collection ever to cross the auction block. The venue will be the gallery of Sotheby’s in New York City, and the date is September 30. We invite you to participate as a bidder or as an observer in an event that will forever echo in the halls of numismatics.

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Superb Gem Mint State 1831 Quarter Eagle, Garrett Collection Specimen, Finest PCGS Coin

Superb Gem Mint State 1831 Quarter Eagle, Garrett Collection Specimen, Finest PCGS Coin

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Early Quarter Eagles

Prior to our memorable auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I in May, Christine Karstedt moderated a panel discussion of the Pogue coins and their background. Participating were Dave Bowers and Larry Stack from our company and our long-time friend, David Tripp of Sotheby’s. Among the questions raised was, “Why are gold coins of the 1820s and 1830s so rare today, when in some instances many were made?”

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