Over $ 17.8 million worth of U.S. pieces sold in Stacks Bowers gallery window auction in December 2020
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries December auction marked a magnificent conclusion to the company’s 2020 auction season. The company has now auctioned 8 of the 10 most expensive American coins sold in 2020, including three lots that exceeded $ 1 million in December.
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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries December auction marked a magnificent conclusion to the company’s 2020 auction season. The company has now auctioned 8 of the 10 most expensive American coins sold in 2020, including three lots that exceeded $ 1 million in December. Hosted at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Calif., The sale saw remarkably strong participation from bidders through the company’s award-winning website and mobile apps, an active phone auction bank, and socially distanced ground auctions. in the auction room. With over $ 17.8 million in overall prize money realized, the results confirm Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ status as a premier resource in the United States numismatic market.
The Larry H. Miller Collection, Part 2 was a highlight of the December sale, featuring some of the greatest rarities in American numismatics, including incredible sets of Silver First Dollars, Barber Coins and Gold. Mormon. The highest prize among Miller coins was won by Proof-65 Dollar (PCGS) 1804 Class I Original Draped Bust which sold for $ 3,360,000, a new record for this grade level. This coin is one of the finest of the eight known survivors and was acquired directly from the U.S. Mint in 1843 by collector Matthew Stickney. The historic MS-62 (NGC) dollar 1794 Flowing Hair set a new price record for the category at $ 1,050,000. An old friend of the company, it was privately traded by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in the 1970s before appearing in their 1976 Willing Collection sale. The Incredible Proof-65 (NGC) CAC 1894-S Barber dime won the second highest prize of the evening at $ 1,440,000, also a new record for the category. Another record was set by the MS-65 (NGC) 1834 Capped Head $ 5 which grossed $ 198,000, breaking the all-time record for the show set by the same coin in the October 2005 sale of the society. The magnificent Mormon Gold Suite on sale has garnered considerable attention as one of the finest sets ever assembled. The highlight among Mormon coins was the $ 10 CAC AU-53 (PCGS) of 1849, which set a new all-time record for the show at $ 840,000. Part 2 of the Larry H. Miller Collection made over $ 14.5 million in the December sale, bringing the total realized prices for the collection to over $ 23.5 million.
The second session of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries December sale highlighted rarities from several important cabinets, including the Naples Bay Collection. A stunning MS-67 (PCGS) 1866 With Motto dollar led the session at $ 150,000, a new auction record for the show. Gold coins also attracted considerable attention, marked by a $ 50 MS-63 (PCGS) 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal that sold for $ 72,000 and a Sand Blast Proof-67 + (PCGS) 1912 Indian quarter eagle who won $ 57,600.
With more than $ 17.8 million in prices realized at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries December auction, the company is now gearing up for its 2021 auction season, confident in the strength of the numismatic market. Already the March 2021 Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction promises to be an impressive event, and additional shipments of US coins and paper money are invited through January 25.e deadline. If you would like to entrust your collection to the March 2021 event or have any questions about the consignment process, contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries today at [email protected] or by phone at 800-458-4646.
About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet and specialty auctions of rare US and World coins and coins and antique coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s 80-year heritage includes cataloging and selling many of the most valuable collections of US coins and currencies to ever cross an auction block – the D. Brent Pogue collection, the John J. Ford, Jr., the Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection – for n ‘ to name a few. Global coin and currency collections include Louis E. Eliasberg Collection, Senior Global Gold Coin Collection, Kroisos Collection, Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, Wa She Wong Collection, Guia Collection, Thos collection. H. Law Collection and Robert O. Ebert Collection.
To cap this amazing numismatic history, the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar grade Specimen-66 (PCGS) which made over $ 10 million , part of their sale from the famous Cardinal collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Tulsa, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the official auctioneer for several major numismatic conventions, including the events of the American Numismatic Association, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its auctions of April and August in Hong Kong.