The Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo gathered collectors from all over the country to Baltimore's Inner Harbor for the first of three exciting Expo auctions in 2019. This event met with resounding success, with over $10.3 million in United States coins sold out of $20,848,000 in overall prices realized. Headlined by the Fairmont, Greenway, and Twin Leaf collections, the Stack's Bowers Galleries sale included impressive material from every corner of the Red Book and beyond. By the close of the final session, more than 4,200 lots of coins and exonumia had been placed into new collections.
The Stack's Bowers Galleries February 28 offering of Part IV of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money in Baltimore, achieved nearly $8 million. Online bidders competed with those in the room for 54 lots in this final offering, bringing the total prices realized for the Joel R. Anderson Collection to $34,126,980, and making it the most valuable United States paper money cabinet ever sold at auction. Three notes crossed the million-dollar mark and nearly a quarter of the lots exceeded $100,000.