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Proof 1825/4/1 Half Eagle Sells for Record $4.08 Million at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
The finest of three known Proof 1825/4/1 Capped Head Left half eagles sold for a record price of $4.08 million in the Stacks Bowers Galleries Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction, nearly doubling the pre-sale high estimate. It set a new record as the most valuable pre-1834 Proof United States gold coin ever sold at auction. It also ranks as the second most valuable $5 gold coin of any format, sitting behind only the $8.4 million 1822 $5 which was also sold by Stacks Bowers Galleries.
Landmark U.S. Coins and Numismatic Americana Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction
Stacks Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an exceptional selection of United States coins and Numismatic Americana in their Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. This will be remembered as a historic milestone in numismatics, highlighted by the finest known Proof 1825/4/1 half eagle offered as part of the Mocatta Collection. Graded Proof-67 Cameo (PCGS) CAC, this specimen is one of just three known and can be traced to before 1864, through the cabinets of such luminaries as Parmelee, Eliasberg and King Farouk of Egypt. It is accompanied in the Mocatta Collection by numerous other rarities including a pair of 1796 Stars and No Stars $2.50 quarter eagles, a lovely 1879 Flowing Hair $4 Stella, Wire Rim and Rolled Rim Pattern 1907 Indian $10 pieces, a Gem Proof 1887 Liberty Head $20, and many others.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Auction Schedule for Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II October 27-28, 2022, Baltimore, Maryland
Stacks Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II will be held at the 2022 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore in association with the C4 annual convention. Syd was an avid member of C4, and the sale being held live during this convention is a tribute to his significant contributions to the club and the friendships he built among the members.
Important United States Currency to Cross the Block at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Summer Global Showcase Auction
Costa Mesa, CA (August 10, 2022) Stacks Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an important offering of United States Currency in their Summer Global Showcase Auction. The firms first showcase currency sale since their Spring 2022 Auction, it features many rarities and advanced collections. Given the strong prices realized in their Spring 2022 Auction, another record-breaking sale is anticipated.
The United States Mint Selects Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell American Eagle 35th Anniversary Coins
Stacks Bowers Galleries is honored to announce that they have been awarded a contract from the United States Mint to auction the 2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary coins as part of the firms Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. The United States Mint was established by the Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 and has served as a crucial foundation to the American economy for 230 years. Stacks Bowers Galleries was founded in New York City in 1933 and has built a reputation as Americas leading auctioneer of rare coins over the past century, handing some of the greatest rarities and most valuable collections ever sold. Together, these entities will present the 35th Anniversary American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn coins to collectors at auction this summer.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces the Paradise Collection
Stacks Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that they have been chosen to present the Paradise Collection to the numismatic community. This important cabinet features treasures that span the entire globe and represent hundreds of years of history. This private collection was thoughtfully curated with both quality and prestige in mind.

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