Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday

​​
Featured Vid​eos
See More​​​​
​​
​​ ​​​
Social Media

Blog Feed

stacks bowers galleries sells the william baker collection of washington medals

Stack's Bowers Galleries Sold the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's William Spohn Baker Collection

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Thursday, September 02, 2021 / Categories: Did You Know?

In November 2019, Stack's Bowers Galleries had the pleasure of presenting the William Spohn Baker Collection at public auction. This collection had been held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for decades, and drew attention from Washington medal collectors worldwide. Here are some of the highlights from the sale:

1. ​1805 C.C.A.U.S. (Commander in Chief, Armies of the United States) medal. Musante GW-90, Baker-57, Julian CM-6. Silver. SP-58 (PCGS). — Sold for $52,800 as Lot 20077.

george washington silver medalsilver medal stacks bowers galleries george washington

2. Circa 1851 Declaration of Independence Signing Ceremony medal by Charles Cushing Wright. Musante GW-181, Baker-53. Bronze. SP-63 (PCGS). — Sold for $45,600 as Lot 20147.

bronze washington medal stacks bowers galleriesdeclaration of independence medal stacks bowers galleries

3. 1800 Washington Funeral medal. Skull and Crossbones. Musante GW-71 (Dies 2-A2), Baker-165A. Silver. AU-55 (PCGS). — Sold for $38,400as Lot 20059.

george washington funeral  medal silver stacks bowers galleriesskull and crossbone stacks bowers galleries medals

4. Circa 1805 Sansom medal. Presidency Relinquished. Original dies. Early impression. Musante GW-58, Baker-71, Julian PR-1. Silver. SP-63 (PCGS). — Sold for $21,600 as Lot 20034.

george washington toned medal stacks bowers gallerieswashington sansom medal stacks bowers galleries

5. Circa 1864 Letter to Hamilton medal by John Adams Bolen. Musante GW-675, Baker-257, Musante JAB-11. Silver. SP-63+ (PCGS). — Sold for $21,000 as Lot 20491.

toned george washington medal stacks bowers galleriesa letter to alexander hamilton stacks bowers galleries

6. Circa 1860 Fideli Certa Merces medal. Musante GW-354, Baker-135. Silver. SP-63 (PCGS). — Sold for $13,200 as Lot 20279.

rainbow toned george washington medal stacks bowers galleriessilver medal featuring george washington coin auction stacks bowers galleries

7. Circa 1789 Washington Inaugural Button. Script GW with Linked States border. Baker-1003, var., Cobb-9a, DeWitt GW 1789-9, var. Brass. AU-53 (PCGS). — Sold for $9,600 as Lot 20006.

inaugural button stacks bowers galleries rare coin auctionsgeorge washington original button stacks bowers galleries

8. Circa 1858 Washington of Virginia medal. Original. Musante GW-352, Baker-63A. Brass. SP-55 (PCGS). — Sold for $9,600 as Lot 20274.

george washington bust stacks bowers galleriescannon and swords medal stacks bowers galleries

9. Muling of J.A. Bolen's 1867 Washington and Libertas Americana dies. Musante GW-798, Baker-56, Musante JAB M-4. Silver. MS-63 (PCGS). — Sold for $9,600 as Lot 20560.

george washington and libertas americana stacks bowers galleriesflowing hair silver medal stacks bowers galleries

10. 1889 Washington / Harrison and Morton medal. Musante GW-1118, Douglas-35. White Metal. MS-66 (PCGS). — Sold for $3,600 as Lot 20746.

silver medal with washington stacks bowers gallerieswilliam henry harrison campaign medal stacks bowers galleries