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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.

If you are interested in consigning or have questions about the bidding process please call us at 800-458-4646.


Stack's Bowers Galleries Announces The Coin Shop

2/13/2017

You are well aware of our world-renowned auction events, many of which showcase collections that we were integral in building from start to finish. The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection and the Cardinal Collection are at the top of the very long list of well-known names in numismatics.

Finding just the right coin to complete or upgrade your collection takes patience, expertise and the love of the hunt. The items listed in The Coin Shop have been specifically handpicked for rarity, quality and eye appeal by our elite team of buyers. Many have been awarded the elusive "green bean" sticker indicating CAC approval for the grade.

Put our expertise to work for you, just as many of the biggest collectors of all time have done in the past. We guarantee you will be pleased with each and every purchase.

We encourage you to visit The Coin Shop often as our inventory frequently gets updated!


Stack's Bowers Announces Pogue V Auction Date

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part V of their series of auctions featuring the D. Brent Pogue Collection--the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block, and the collection with the highest overall quality. Gathered over a period of many years, dating back to the 1970s, many if not most of the coins have been off the market for decades. Virtually without exception, each coin is the very finest of its kind or is among the top several.

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part V sale will be held with Sotheby’s at the Carriage House of the beautiful Evergreen Museum and Library on North Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday evening, March 31, 2017. It will again showcase the finest of the fine, the rarest of the rare.

This will be a dynamic part of one of the most important numismatic events of 2017. The Whitman Coins & Collectibles Expo, always one of the top conventions of the year, commences on Thursday and continues through Sunday. The Pogue coins will be on display at this popular event. Come to Baltimore early, enjoy the show, and plan to participate as a buyer or consignor in the Stack’s Bowers suite of auctions held in conjunction with the convention. Consignments to this event are welcome! This is your opportunity to showcase your important holdings alongside the most valuable collection ever assembled.

The venue for the Pogue Collection Part V sale is numismatically meaningful. By arrangement with the Johns Hopkins University, the event will be held where T. Harrison Garrett and his son Ambassador John Work Garrett lived and formed one of the finest collections of coins ever assembled in the United States. Both of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ predecessor firms, Stack’s and Bowers and Ruddy, sold the United States coins in a series of record-breaking auctions from 1979 to 1981 (with the Pogue family being among the bidders and buyers).

The Evergreen Museum and Library and its collections were willed to the Johns Hopkins University by John Work Garrett in 1942. Among the many treasures of its library are a rare full set of John J. Audubon’s double elephant-folio of The Birds of America, the first four Folios of Shakespeare, and a set of the signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is a rare honor, indeed absolutely unique, to have this portion of the highest-quality collection of American coins sold where one of the greatest collection formed in the 19th and early 20th centuries was assembled.

The auction will commence with half cents, continuing the earlier presentation of this popular series, beginning this time with the year 1800 and continuing into the 1850s. Included is one of the finest 1802/0 rarities known to exist, along with Choice and Gem dates and varieties of the early 19th century. The finest known 1811, an Ultra Gem, is in good company with a Gem Mickley restrike of the same date. Then follow a number of Proof-only rarities from the 1830s onward.

Large copper cents follow, beginning with three 1793 Liberty Caps, each AU. Cents of 1794 are next, with multiple Gem Mint State coins. Incredible! Cents of later years follow, all remarkable, crowned by the finest known example of the rarest date, the famous Henry Hines specimen of the 1799. Into the 19th century there are Gems and more Gems, including the 1817 with 15 stars, a Proof 1821, a Gem Mint State 1823, and a superb Gem 1839/6. No collection of large copper cents with such a high (by far) average quality has ever been sold at auction.

Half dimes follow, continuing an earlier offering, starting now with 1837 Liberty Seated No Star, a pair of MS-67 coins of each date size in company with an Ultra Gem Proof. Early Liberty Seated dimes, quarters, and half dollars are also memorable.

Silver dollars commence with the Draped Bust series and again include marvelous Mint State coins, a Proof 1802 Restrike, and one of the finest of the “King of American Coins,” the famous Dexter 1804 Class I, Proof-65 (PCGS).

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part V will be presented and memorialized in a superb color-illustrated limited-edition catalog. After the sale a deluxe hardbound catalog with prices realized will be available. For order information stay tuned to the firm’s website stacksbowers.com.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries invites bidders, buyers, or interested observers to be a part of numismatic history as it being made.

No collection like this has ever been sold before, and none like it will ever be sold again.


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:

  • March 31, 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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Highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III Auction, Part 1

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