Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Present the Official Auction of the November 2012 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo
Irvine, Calif. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries, preeminent auctioneer of rare coins and paper money, will be conducting the Official Auction of the November 2012 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center November 13–17, 2012, the auction will present nearly 10,000 total lots, including more than 4,000 lots of U.S. coins and exonumia and almost 1,100 lots of U.S. currency, plus over 2,500 lots of world coins and over 400 lots of world paper money. Lot viewing will begin Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Baltimore, with earlier viewings by appointment in Irvine, Calif. and New York City.
“We are eagerly anticipating our return to Baltimore to conduct one of the biggest and best auctions of the year,” said Chris Napolitano, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “Our November 2012 Baltimore Auction will present an amazing assortment of U.S. coins and currency, and world coins and currency. Headlining this event will be our spectacular Rarities Night Auction, as well as our Early American Coin session in cooperation with The Colonial Coin Collectors Club.“
The Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) — a non-profit organization that seeks to increase the public’s knowledge about colonial numismatics and to promote the study of colonial coins — will also hold its annual convention at the November 2012 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Information about the club can be found at ColonialCoins.org.
Set to cross the auction block are selections from the prestigious Cardinal Collection, The Ted L. Craige Collection, The John “Jack” Royse Collection, The Rob Retz Family Collection, and America’s most valuable ‘found’ coin, the 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony NE sixpence. Other U.S. coin and exonumia highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2012 Baltimore Auction include:
• Lot 3034 — 1851 Silver Three-Cent Piece. Proof-66 (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder.
• Lot 3057 — 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel. MS-65 (PCGS).
• Lot 3118 — 1919-S Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-67 FH (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Just Having Fun Collection. PCGS Pop: 1/0.
• Lot 3145 — 1859-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder.
• Lot 3167 — 1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Heraldic Eagle. B-12. Pointed 9, Close Date. MS-64 (PCGS). Secure Holder.
• Lot 3241 — 1808 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle. MS-61 (NGC).
• Lot 3285 — 1929 Indian Half Eagle. MS-64+ (PCGS). CAC. From the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation.
• Lot 3286 — 1799 Capped Bust Right Eagle. BD-10. Large Obverse Stars. MS-63+ (PCGS). CAC. From the Elmer C. Welden Collection.
• Lot 3314 — Liberty Double Eagle. Proof-66 Ultra Cameo (NGC).
• Lot 3129 — 1926-D Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-66+ FH (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Just Having Fun Collection.
• Lot 3325 — MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. High Relief. Flat Rim. MS-66 (NGC).
• Lot 6001 — Undated (1616) Sommer Islands Sixpence. BAM Type I. Large Portholes. VF-20 (PCGS). From the John “Jack” Royse Collection. Ex: Roper.
• Lot 6002 — Undated (1652) Massachusetts Bay Colony NE Sixpence. Noe 1-A. Rarity-7. VF Details (PCGS). From the John “Jack” Royse Collection.
• Lot 6009 — Undated (1659) Lord Baltimore Shilling. Hodder 1-A. Large Bust, MARIAE. AU-50+ (PCGS). From the John “Jack” Royse Collection. Ex: Roper.
• Lot 6024 — 1785 Confederatio Copper. W-5630. Stars in Large Circle. Fine Details (PCGS). From the John “Jack” Royse Collection. Ex: Norweb.
• Lot 6094 — 1790 Standish Barry Threepence. W-8510. VF Details (PCGS). From the John “Jack” Royse Collection.
• Lot 6148 — Undated (Circa 1663-1672) St. Patrick or Mark Newby Farthing. Breen-210. Silver. Nothing Below King. AU-58. From the Ted L. Craige Collection, Part I.
• Lot 6205 — Undated (1828) American Plantations Token, or 1/24 Part Real. Restrike. Newman 4-E. MS-63 (PCGS). From the Ted L. Craige Collection, Part I.
• Lot 6209 — 1760 Hibernia-Voce Populi Farthing. Nelson-1. Rarity-5. Large Letters. AU-50 (PCGS). From the Ted L. Craige Collection, Part I.
• Lot 6218 — 1760 Hibernia-Voce Populi Halfpenny. Zelinka 2-A, Nelson-4. MS-62 BN (PCGS). From the Ted L. Craige Collection, Part I.
• Lot 6267 — 1722-H French Colonies Sou, or 9 Deniers. La Rochelle Mint. W-11840. AU-53 (PCGS). From the Ted L. Craige Collection, Part I.
• Lot 6299 — 1788 Machin’s Mills Halfpenny. Vlack 13-88CT. Rarity-5-. GEORGIVS III. AU-58 (PCGS). From the Ted L. Craige Collection, Part I.
• Lot 6413 — 1783 John Chalmers Shilling. Short Worm. EF-40 (PCGS). CAC. Ex: Richard Picker Collection.
• Lot 6720 — 1817 New Spain (Texas) Jola, or 1/2 Real. VF-20 (PCGS). Secure Holder.
• Lot 6784 — 1787 Fugio Copper. Pointed Rays. Newman 10-T. Rarity-5. STATES UNITED, 1/Horizontal 1, 4 Cinquefoils. EF-40 (PCGS). From the Rob Retz Family Collection.
• Lot 6797 — 1787 Fugio Copper. Pointed Rays. Newman 13-X. Rarity-2. STATES UNITED, 4 Cinquefoils. MS-63 BN (PCGS). From the Rob Retz Family Collection.
U.S. currency highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2012 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo include:
• Lot 4039 — CC-34. Continental Congress. May 9, 1776. $4. PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ.
• Lot 4131 — Tallahassee, Florida. State Bank of Florida. 1860. $5. Choice Fine to Very Fine.
• Lot 4162 — Metropolis, Illinois. Douglas Bank. Oct. 15, 1860. $2. Choice Fine.
• Lot 4188 — Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Blackstone Bank. ND (186x). $20. Choice About Uncirculated.
• Lot 4201 — De Soto Nebraska. Bank [of] the Western Land and Exchange Co. December 1, 1857. $2. Uncirculated. Proof.
• Lot 4250 — Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Wyoming Bank at Wilkes-Barre. ND (186x). $5. Choice About Uncirculated. Proof.
• Lot 4257 — Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. Countersigned and Re-issued Kirtland Safety Society Bank. ND (1849). $5. Signed by Brigham Young. PMG Very Fine 20.
• Lot 4346 — TN-8p. ND (181x). Act of December 26, 1814. $100. Proof. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 Net.
• Lot 4348 — TN-10. ND (181x). Act of February 24, 1815. $100. Remainder. PMG About Uncirculated 53. Net.
• Lot 4349 — TN-11a. March 25, 1815. Act of February 24, 1815. $50. Single Signature Remainder. PMG About Uncirculated 55 Net.
• Lot 4354 — TN-16. March 25, 1815. Act of February 24, 1815. $3. Remainder. PMG About Uncirculated 58.
• Lot 4355 — Fr. 3. 1861 $5 Demand Note. PCGS Very Fine 30 PPQ.
• Lot 4455 — Fr. 248. 1896 $2 Silver Certificates. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
• Lot 4470 — Fr. 268. 1896 $5 Silver Certificates. PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ.
• Lot 4488 — Fr. 311. 1880 $20 Silver Certificates. PMG Very Fine 30 EPQ.
• Lot 4490 — Fr. 334. 1891 $50 Silver Certificates. PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ.
• Lot 4527 — Fr. 1179. 1905 $20 Gold Certificate. PCGS About New 53 PPQ.
• Lot 4640 — Fr. 2231-K. 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
• Lot 4671 — Fr. 2408. 1928 $1,000 Gold Certificates. PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
• Lot 4723 — Hillsborough, New Hampshire. $1 Original. Fr. 381. The First NB. Charter #1688. PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
• Lot 4805 — Saint Albans, Vermont. $5 1882 BB. Fr. 469. The Welden NB. Charter #3482. Choice Very Fine. Serial Number One.
All lot descriptions and images in the November 2012 Baltimore Auction can be viewed online at StacksBowers.com. Printed catalogs are available upon request by calling 800.458.4646. Online bidding and pre-auction bids will be accepted at StacksBowers.com, by email at auction@StacksBowers.com, or by phone at 800.458.4646. Interested bidders are also encouraged to view lots onsite in Baltimore beginning Tuesday, November 13, 2012, and bid in-person at the live auction or live online at StacksBowers.com. A complete auction and lot viewing schedule is also available online or by calling 800.458.4646.
About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a division of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International Inc., was launched in January 2011, combining the extraordinary histories of Stack’s, the oldest rare coin auction and retail company in America, with Bowers and Merena Auctions, one of the world’s preeminent auctioneers of rare coins and paper money. The two companies unite to share a combined legacy that spans more than 100 years, and includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable collections to ever cross an auction block — The John J. Ford, Jr. and Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. collections, The Harry W. Bass Jr., Collection, and The Norweb Collection — to name just a few. Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coins: The legendary 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle that realized an astounding $7.59 million (sold in partnership with Sotheby’s). The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in New York, New Hampshire and Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including the 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money and the ANA/PNG Pre-Show, the 2013 ANA National Money Show, and the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, three times yearly.