Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the sale of a 1621 80 Ducats in gold at their official auction of the January 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This major Polish numismatic rarity is probably the only specimen known of this weight.
After 13 separate sessions comprising world and ancient coins along with world paper money, the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio September Hong Kong Auction realized in excess of $33 million, double the published high estimate, proving that Stack's Bowers' market prices generate excellent results for their consignors and customers. The sale presented over 8,000 lots, ensuring that collectors across the numismatic spectrum had plenty of options. Over 96.5% of all lots offered found their way into new collections.
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce that extremely rare and recently identified numismatic treasures will be auctioned at their Hong Kong Collectors Choice Online Auction, December 1-3, 2021. The first is a stunning Empire Dollar (L&M-11; KM-Y-14) from 1908, graded SPECIMEN-64+ by PCGS. These immensely popular dollars attract significant collector excitement when found in Mint State. In Specimen quality they are nearly unheard of, this being only the second that PCGS has graded and the first to ever appear on the market.
Auction houses Stack's Bowers Galleries and Kunker have been chosen to sell the illustrious Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, a comprehensive holding of many thousands of chiefly gold and silver coins of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Europe from the medieval period to the 20century. The collections, built over a lifetime starting in the 1940s and perhaps earlier, will be dispersed in a series of joint auctions held in the United States and Germany, commencing with a superb offering of Ancient Greek and select European coins at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on January 16, 2022.
A new die variety of California Fractional Gold Dollar has been discovered by Ken Glickman, an avid collector and researcher of California Fractional Gold for more than two decades. The new variety has been confirmed by California Fractional Gold specialists Ronald J. Gillio, Robert D. Leonard, Jr. and John Pack. The new variety designation for this unique specimen will be listed as BG-526a, as that comes between BG-526 (1853) and BG-527 (1854) in the BG reference book.