Press Release Feed
A Memorable Condition Rarity Gem 1798 Quarter Eagle, Finest Graded by PCGS

A Memorable Condition Rarity Gem 1798 Quarter Eagle, Finest Graded by PCGS

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Quarter Eagles of 1798

The 1798 quarter eagle is one of a string of $2.50 gold coins with Miss Liberty wearing a conical cap (“Capped Bust to Right” the Guide Book calls it) in combination with the Heraldic Eagle reverse. This general type was made from 1796 to 1807. Each of the varieties is rare, and some are very rare. Another aspect is condition rarity, in which a rare coin can be exceedingly so if in a high grade, as here.

0 Comments
A Classic Pattern Rarity 1836 Gobrecht Silver Dollar C. GOBRECHT F. below base

A Classic Pattern Rarity 1836 Gobrecht Silver Dollar C. GOBRECHT F. below base

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

The Silver Dollars of 1836

One of the most interesting, most curious rarities in the D. Brent Pogue Collection is the 1836 Gobrecht silver dollar with the engraver’s signature, C. GOBRECHT F., in the field of the obverse, below the base of Miss Liberty and above the date.  No silver dollars had been coined for circulation since 1804, the reason being that shortly after they were struck in the 1790s and early 1800s, silver dollars were exported. 

0 Comments
The Finest Certified of a Great American Rarity Superb Gem Proof 1827 Quarter Dollar From the Joseph J. Mickley Collection

The Finest Certified of a Great American Rarity Superb Gem Proof 1827 Quarter Dollar From the Joseph J. Mickley Collection

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

A Link With Tradition

Of all rarities in the American series, the 1827 quarter is one of the most famous, most storied. Joseph J. Mickley, a Philadelphia teenager, became interested in rare coins in 1816 when he attempted unsuccessfully to find a copper cent of 1799, the year of his birth (the very finest known 1799 cent, the Hines Collection specimen, will be in a later D. Brent Pogue Collection sale). 
0 Comments
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries has launched a special website for the D. Brent Pogue Collection? There you can find highlights of the collection, a listing of the coins featured in Part I, information on books written on the collection by Q. David Bowers, and important news and updates. Click here to check it out. 

0 Comments
The Historic 1792 Half Disme

The Historic 1792 Half Disme

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

A Mint is Planned

After the United States won the Revolutionary War, plans were made to establish the new government. Among those was the establishment of a monetary system. Previously, commerce was conducted in foreign coins, mainly from Spanish-American countries and Europe. 
0 Comments
12