Did you know that Stack’s
Bowers Galleries sold two rare coins exceeding $1 at auction in 2017, the only
seven-figure U.S. coins to cross the auction block that year?
The first to cross the
block was the Dexter 1804 silver dollar, as part
of the D. Brent Pogue Collection. The
1804 dollar is a coin of great rarity, with just eight known Class I Originals.
It is also a coin of great history, produced in 1834 to distribute as an
official gift from the United States of America to foreign heads of
state. The legendary Dexter example realized just under $3.3 million on
March 31, 2017
The second coin to cross
the block for over $1 million in 2017 was the incredible
Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, graded MS-64 by PCGS
and awarded a green sticker by CAC. Acquired shortly after striking
by William Strickland on his tour of the United States in 1794-1795, this
keepsake now ranks among the finest examples of our nation’s first silver
dollar. After great excitement and fierce bidding, $2.8 million was realized
for this historic treasure at our 2017 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair
of Money in Denver, Colorado.