Leading rare coin auctioneer Stacks Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013 with the sale of the record-setting Cardinal Collection. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, a superb Gem Specimen example, the finest known to exist. This set a new world-record price for any coin. Attended by hundreds of enthusiasts, collectors, investors and dealers, and resulting in nearly $27 million in rare coins crossing the block, the auction of The Cardinal Collection and other important consignments took place as part of the Stacks Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale.
A new example of the 1943 bronze Lincoln cent has been discovered, and will be featured in the Stacks Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale Rarities Night Auction, January 24, 2013.