Fresh off Stack's Bowers & Ponterio's record-shattering April Hong Kong auction that offered over 5,000 lots of coins and banknotes and realized prices in excess of USD $35 million, the company is excited to report a continued surge in consignments for its traditional fall Hong Kong auction. Originally scheduled for September 13-16, the sale will now take place from September 27-29 to accommodate demand. The auction, still in the process of being finalized, is on track to present over 20% more items than the April event, with total lots approaching 7,000! In keeping with the new sale dates, lots will be open for bidding around the end of August.
In their Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money, Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to offer a unique Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major General, and later President, William Henry Harrison. This treasure, found in lot 5022, combines the ultimate Congressional award with the highest American office into a single relic of incomparable historical importance. It was awarded at the White House in 1825 to recognize Harrison's victory at the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812 and was struck in a substantial 7.6 troy ounces of fine gold. Passed down through the Harrison family and held in a private collection in recent years, this marks the medal's first ever auction appearance and is sure to attract tremendous excitement from the collecting community.
Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to announce their Official U.S. Currency Auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money, hosted from Griffin Studios, their state-of-the-art auction venue in Costa Mesa, California. The August sale represents the firm's first Showcase Auction of U.S. Currency since their record-setting sale in March, and collectors are sure to greet this summer event with tremendous enthusiasm.
Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce their Official Auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money, hosted from Griffin Studios, their state-of-the-art auction venue in Costa Mesa, California. This offering will be remembered as a milestone in United States numismatics, highlighted by the Proof-68 (PCGS) Sultan of Muscat-Childs-Pogue 1804 Class I silver dollar, the single finest example of the "King of American Coins." Since its mysterious appearance in a London auction in 1917, this specimen has sold at auction only once, in their 1999 sale of the Childs Collection, when the Pogue family acquired it for the then world-record price of $4.14 million. Stack's Bowers Galleries is honored to present this magnificent rarity to a new generation of collectors in the August sale, where it will surely find a home in another world-class cabinet.
Stack's Bowers Galleries has announced that their August ANA World Paper Money Sale has been finalized and is posted on their website StacksBowers.com. With the bidding now open, collectors have the opportunity to add treasures to their collections as many critical and heavily collected areas of World Paper are represented in the offering.
Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature the Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in their Official World Coin Auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money. It is a landmark cabinet that will stand as a reference of quality and rarity for generations to come. It provides a magnificent showcase across six centuries of coinage, spanning from the primitive sterling issues under David I in the 12th century to the final emissions of the Edinburgh Mint under Anne in the beginning of the 18th. This historic tour touches upon some of the most pivotal periods in Scotland and the British Isles, illustrating themes of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment in dazzling gold and silver. Even the most recent of these coinages predate the American and French Revolutions by nearly a century.