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Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Wednesday, January 03, 2018 / Categories: Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold two rare coins exceeding $1 at auction in 2017, the only seven-figure U.S. coins to cross the auction block that year?

The first to cross the block was the Dexter 1804 silver dollar, as part of the D. Brent Pogue Collection. The 1804 dollar is a coin of great rarity, with just eight known Class I Originals. It is also a coin of great history, produced in 1834 to distribute as an official gift from the United States of America to foreign heads of state. The legendary Dexter example realized just under $3.3 million on March 31, 2017

The second coin to cross the block for over $1 million in 2017 was the incredible Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, graded MS-64 by PCGS and awarded a green sticker by CAC.  Acquired shortly after striking by William Strickland on his tour of the United States in 1794-1795, this keepsake now ranks among the finest examples of our nation’s first silver dollar. After great excitement and fierce bidding, $2.8 million was realized for this historic treasure at our 2017 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado.