Following a dozen auction sessions spanning nearly two weeks, the results for the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2020 auction illustrate the robust nature of the coin market and affirm that numismatics stands firm even during times of uncertainty. Over 92% of the ancient coin and world coin and paper money lots found new homes, realizing in excess of $5.3 million, contributing to overall prices realized of $21,739,851 for the sale across all categories. Numerous well-cultivated cabinets such as the Glacier Rams Solidi, the Duke of Lansing, the Habsburg, and the Jasmine collections led the way, with all performing very well and offering countless highlights. (All prices realized include the 20% buyers' fee.)
Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stacks Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to overall prices realized of $21,739,851 for the sale across all categories. The auction was held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino alongside the PCGS Members Only Show, with additional Internet Only sessions hosted on the Stacks Bowers Galleries website August 10-12. With the vast majority of bidders participating through the Stacks Bowers Galleries website or mobile apps, the success of this sale demonstrated the firms ability to remotely connect bidders with desirable collectibles amid challenging and rapidly evolving circumstances. (All prices realized include the 20% buyers premium).
Historic numismatic literature and rare Spanish Colonial gold coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection realized over $592,000 last week in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. This offering represents a departure from the United States coins and paper money from the Pogue Collection sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries from May 2015 through March 2020, and showcases the collector's eye for quality across a range of categories. Total prices realized for the D. Brent Pogue Collection now exceed $131,980,000, reaffirming its status as the most valuable numismatic collection ever sold.
The incredible ESM Collection of United States Large Cents realized over $4.6 million in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. Offered as part of the firm's Rarities Night session on Thursday, August 6, this was perhaps the most highly anticipated selection from the legendary ESM Collection. Offered was a virtually complete set of large cents by Guide Book variety, spanning all issues from 1793 through the end of the type in 1857.