Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to present a special April Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of over 160 lots of exonumia. These pieces represent three different topics: the works of Jacques Wiener mostly comprising his famous, intricately engraved architectural series; World War I medals from a variety of issuers on each side of the great conflict, and the massive opera of Karl Goetz, ranging from historical to satirical themes.
Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and negative indicators, rare coins continued to shine at the Stack's Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction in California. Nearly three years after Part V of the D. Brent Pogue Collection hit the market, the most valuable coin collection ever sold cemented its grip on the record books with more than $15 million in additional sales in tonight's session. To date, the Pogue Collection has realized $122,012,480 for the coins and $131,298,560 total, including the paper money collection sold on March 19.
Stacks Bowers Galleries remarkable offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI Masterpieces of United States Paper Money realized over $9.2 million during the firms March 2020 Auction, held at their Santa Ana headquarters Thursday, March 19. The prices realized for the 230 lots averaged more than $40,000 each and 27 notes brought six-figure results. For complete results, visit the Auction Archive at StacksBowers.com. (All prices include the buyers fee).
The ESM Collection is one of the most significant half cent cabinets offered by Stacks Bowers Galleries in recent years. It is ranked #2 Current Finest on the PCGS Registry in categories Half Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (179301857) and Half Cents with Major Varieties Circulation Strikes. This complete set of half cents by Guide Book variety was a magnet of interest when exhibited at major conventions over the last several months. That interest was on full display as the ESM Collection opened the Rarities Night Session of the Stacks Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction.
Session Two of the Stacks Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction closed with total prices realized of nearly $1 million. The sell through rate based on the quantity of lots was 93%, with the sold lots achieving 104% of their total estimates, which had been set prior to the catalog going to print.
Session One of the Stacks Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction, showcasing exonumia through colonials, realized $650,622 on Wednesday, March 18 in California. The sell through rate based on the quantity of lots was 91%, with the sold lots achieving 104% of their total estimates which we set prior to the catalog going to print. Internet bidding was robust and, as expected, the volume was handled flawlessly by the firms online bidding technology, which has been recognized as best in class by the Numismatic Literary Guild.
An industry stalwart and cornerstone of the hobby, Stack's Bowers Galleries is no stranger to record setting auctions that attract overwhelming enthusiasm. However, their recent World and Ancient Coin Collectors Choice Online salesauctions conducted exclusively online though with the flair of a live, in-person salehave continued to present increased offerings and produce staggering hammer prices. This is confirmed by their most recently completed sale from February, an auction which saw their highest lot total to datea nearly 40% increase from last year's February sale!
Stack's Bowers Galleries is relocating the March 2020 Auction to their Headquarters in Santa Ana, California. You can find the details of the auction here.
Stack's Bowers Galleries' March 2020 Baltimore Auctions have been relocated from the Baltimore Convention Center to a facility near their California home office. The auction schedule published in the catalogs and on the SBG website (StacksBowers.com) will be the same, with only the physical location of the event changing.