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By Q. David Bowers, Founder

As I write these words, our sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV at Sotheby’s international headquarters in New York City is coming up quickly. I hope to see you in person as a bidder, buyer, or interested observer. Or I and the Stack’s Bowers Galleries staff will “see you” as you watch in real time on the Internet. Either way, you will be part of numismatic history as it is being made—an unforgettable experience!

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, after just three sales, has become the most valuable numismatic collection ever sold. With total auction prices realized of $68,569,181 the Pogue Collection has now passed both the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection ($63,052,197) and the Eric P. Newman Collection ($61,880,912). In addition, individual coins in the collection have set price records as well. It is unlikely that there will ever be another collection to compare with this extraordinary cabinet. 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Every now and again an event happens in numismatics that is pivotal, that captures the attention and imagination of the whole nation, sometimes the whole world, and is not likely to be ever repeated. As I reflect on the excitement generated by our recent D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III sale at Sotheby’s, I can count my long-time association with Brent Pogue and our recent showcasing of the collections as such an event -- 

Did you know, with the third sale of a planned series of five, the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s, became the most valuable series of numismatic auctions in history?  When Lot 3132, a MS-67+ (PCGS) 1807 half eagle, brought $282,000, the D. Brent Pogue sales officially surpassed the $62 million in sales netted by the 26 parts of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection between 2003 and 2013. In 158 lots, the third installment realized a total of $17,135,612.50, bringing the total sales of the three Pogue auctions held thus far to a record breaking $68,577,182.

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will have on display at their booth in Long Beach the D. Brent Pogue Collection “King of American Coins.” That coin is the finest known 1804 silver dollar, the Sultan of Muscat Presentation Specimen pedigreed to the Walter H. Childs Collection. And there’s more! Also on display will be the landmark 1822 half eagle, the only one in private hands, pedigreed to the Brand and Eliasberg collections. Come by Table 502 to view these legendary Pogue Collection coins before they cross the auction block!

Far the finest known

A message from Q. David Bowers:

As the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III nears, I take the opportunity to comment on several things:

In the past year our Pogue I and II sales, held in partnership with Sotheby’s at their gallery in New York City, have electrified the numismatic world. From print coverage in countless newspapers, a special article in Forbes magazine, features on all the television networks in America, programs in Europe on the BBC, and 

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanors and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with hobbyists of all levels. Proximity breeds familiarity, and most of today’s legendary collectors and experts are a coin-show handshake or an email away.

A Special Offer for Bidders of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III or the February 2016 Rarities Auction

Make room in your cabinet for your new purchases and take advantage of this special offer by Stack's Bowers Galleries to expand your purchasing power at these two fantastic auctions.

Consign to our upcoming March Baltimore or April Hong Kong Showcase Auctions and use your consignment proceeds to pay for your purchases in our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III or February 2016 Rarities Auctions with NO INTEREST accrued.

The consignment deadline of February 5th is approaching quickly, so contact a consignment specialist today!