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Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s achieved a world record price for the most valuable quarter eagle to be sold at auction and the most expensive 19th century U.S. gold coin ever sold at auction?  The 1808 quarter eagle from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Masterpieces of U.S. Coinage Part I, worth just $2.50 when minted, realized $2.35 million in Tuesday night’s sale.

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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. 
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The D. Brent Pogue Collection, An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

There have been auctions of American coins conducted in the United States since the decade following the nation’s founding. Even before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792, collectors with an interest in art, geography, and history assembled cabinets of fine specimens, chosen for their rarity, their historical significance, and their state of preservation. 
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Gem Mint State 1807 Quarter Eagle Last Year of Its Type, Finest Graded by PCGS

Gem Mint State 1807 Quarter Eagle Last Year of Its Type, Finest Graded by PCGS

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

In distinction to the other beautiful quarter eagles set to cross the block in Part 1 of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, the 1807 quarter eagle is important for its availability. It is not common, but for the 1796 to 1807 $2.50 coins with stars on the obverse and the Heraldic Eagle reverse, the 1807 is the date most often seen. Accordingly the offered 1807, MS-65 (PCGS), is an opportunity for anyone building a high-quality collection of United States coins by design types.

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The Pogue Collection, Part Two

The Pogue Collection, Part Two

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

As we enter the final week before our offering of The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, I continue with my reminiscences about coins in the Pogue Collection. It has been my pleasure in these days before our inaugural auction of this incredible collection, to once again make the acquaintance of some lovely coins that Stack’s had the honor of presenting in the past.

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