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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Paper Money Realizes More than $9.2 Million
By Stack's Bowers Galleries
Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Santa Ana, CA - Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ remarkable offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI – Masterpieces of United States Paper Money realized over $9.2 million during the firm’s March 2020 Auction, held at their Santa Ana headquarters Thursday, March 19. The prices realized for the 230 lots averaged more than $40,000 each and 27 notes brought six-figure results. For complete results, visit the Auction Archive at StacksBowers.com. (All prices include the buyer’s fee).
The marvelous Pogue collection of United States paper money was assembled over many years and featured a number of notes that are the finest examples graded for their type. Particular emphasis was also placed on highly desirable serial number 1 notes and rare “Star” replacement notes.
presented an incredible Fr.167a 1863 $100 Legal Tender Note graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ that brought the highest price of the sale realizing $432,000. It is the finest known example of the ever-popular “Spread Eagle” design, which was the nation’s first $100 Legal Tender design type.
Two famed Series of 1869 “Rainbow” notes brought prices well into the six-figure range. A Fr.151 $50 Legal Tender Note graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ in lot 6058 garnered $300,000, while lot 6064
, a Fr.168 $100 Legal Tender Note, also graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, sold for $312,000.
Headlining the remarkable offering of serial number 1 notes in the collection was a Fr.1074a 1914 $100 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note from the Philadelphia district graded Choice Uncirculated 64 by PMG. The note, offered in lot 6131
, is one of only five serial number 1 examples known for the type and realized $156,000 in Thursday night’s session.
The finest known Fr.282* 1923 $5 “Porthole” Silver Certificate Star Note, graded Superb Gem Uncirculated 68 EPQ by PMG, was sold for $43,200 (lot 6087
) and was the highest grossing replacement note in the auction.
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction will conclude with Internet-Only Sessions
of exonumia, colonial and U.S. coins and paper money March 23-25. For more information visit StacksBowers.com or contact the firm at 800-458-4646 or [email protected]
About Stack's Bowers Galleries
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.
Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack's Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.