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The Collectors Choice Online Auction

We invite you to check out our Collectors Choice online auctions, as a consignor or a bidder! Our monthly online auctions offer hand selected U.S. coins and are sold live on our website and on our mobile app. We offer proxy bidding within 24 hours of the sale, shipping is available the day after the auction, and consignors are offered a faster turn-around time compared to our Showcase and Rarities events.

To accommodate the high demand to view the lots in person, we have changed the dates for our October, November and December auctions so the lots can be on display at shows and conventions. Please check out the details below and if you are interested in consigning or have questions about the bidding process please call us at 800-458-4646.

 


The D. Brent Pogue Collection

Pogue IV Auction Sells 61 Coins, Surpasses $16 Million

1795 $1 and Proof 1833 $5 Both Sell For Over $1 Million

Part IV of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s New York galleries, realized a total of US$16,749,038 for 61 lots, with an average lot value of more than $274,000 per coin. The Farouk-Pittman 1833 Proof half eagle led all coins sold at $1,351,250. A famed 1795 Draped Bust silver dollar, last sold in the 1980 Garrett Collection sale, also surpassed the million-dollar mark, realizing a total of $1,057,500.

pogueivgraphicA world-record sum of $10,575,000 was bid from the phone for the finest known 1804 dollar, the highest price ever offered for any coin, but it did not surpass the consignor’s reserve price. The previous world record of $10,016,875 was bid in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of January 2013 for the finest known 1794 dollar.

The only collectible specimen of the extremely rare 1822 half eagle, or $5 gold piece, received a phone bid of $7,285,000, a bid surpassed among gold coins by only the 1933 double eagle $20 gold piece that brought $7,590,000 in 2002. It was retained by the consignor after it did not meet their reserve price. Only two other examples exist, both in the Smithsonian Institution.

Eight additional coins sold for more than a half million dollars, led by the finer of two known 1825/4 half eagles, which sold for $940,000. Three other half eagles realized $822,500 each: the 1829 Small Planchet $5, the 1832 12 Stars $5, and the 1835 Proof $5. A superb 1795 Draped Bust dollar brought $763,750. The same sum, $763,750, purchased the 1829 Large Planchet half eagle. The first issue of the New Orleans Mint, the extremely rare 1838-O half dollar, brought $493,500. The finest known 1838-C half eagle, the first coin struck at the Charlotte Mint in North Carolina, realized $235,000 against a $60-90,000 estimate. The prices realized for the night totaled $16,749,038.

As the details for future sales become available they will be posted on our website along with the results of this sale. Please visit www.stacksbowers.com.

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About The D. Brent Pogue Collection Auctions

Formed over the past five decades, the The D. Brent Pogue Collection offers the finest of the fine, the rarest of the rare, and is expected to be the most valuable collection of United States coins ever sold.

The collection was started in the 1970s by D. Brent Pogue with the active participation and encouragement of his father, Dallas real estate developer A. Mack Pogue. Brent began the careful study of early American coins as a teenager and soon after, Mack and Brent were familiar faces in auction galleries whenever the most significant or finest known examples were crossing the block.

The $200 Million Dollar Coin Collection
The Pogue Collection will likely be the most expensive coin collection ever sold at auction. The face value of the 681 coins? $969.14. Video courtesy of Forbes.com

Stack's Bowers Galleries schedule* for the series of auction events which will showcase what is certain to be far and away the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block. Each sale will be held at Sotheby's global headquarters in New York City.

The Remaining Auction dates are as follows:

  • September 22-23, 2016
  • February 16-17, 2017
  • May 18-19, 2017

If you would like to receive continuing information on the sale of The D. Brent Pogue Collection, without obligation, contact Christine Karstedt by email at ckarstedt@stacksbowers.com.

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Recent PCGS Videos


Highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III Auction, Part 1

Highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III Auction, Part 2

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