you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer the upcoming sale of the
Naples Bay Collection in our November and December 2020 auctions?
The Naples Bay Collection is one of those classic old
collections that was assembled over two generations by a father
and son team, inspired by a shared passion for numismatics. The coins were
largely purchased from Stack’s sales or by way of visits to the firm’s New York
store between the late 1950s and early 1980s. The lure of gold has sparked many
collections and it played a part in this cabinet as well. As a result, the son
bought many Saint-Gaudens double eagles in superb quality, seemingly right out
of old-time bags. Numerous coins have graded very high at PCGS, with many MS-66
and even a few MS-67 coins included!
Alongside the Saint-Gaudens coins, rarities were also a
target and the coins of the early 1800s were favored by the father. These are
represented by selections of early eagles from 1795 to 1804, including the rare
1795 9-leaf variant, and half eagles of the same vintage, also beginning with
the first year, 1795. Early half dollars were also a passion, and many high
quality pieces will be found in the offerings, highlighted by a lovely 1797
Small Eagle in VF-30.
Another favorite was Morgan dollars, with
the scarcer Carson City Mint coins being a prime focus. Dozens of exceptional
pieces will be found in the collection, including three 1879-CC dollars in
their original GSA holders, and unusually choice examples of all years through
1893. Among other highlights are a choice Proof 1796 Myddleton token in silver,
a 1915-S Octagonal Panama-Pacific $50 gold, Proof type coins and high quality
Liberty Walking half dollars.
The Naples Bay Collection will be presented by Stack’s
Bowers Galleries in their November 11-13, 2020 auction and
their December 16-18, 2020 auction. Each sale will be available for viewing and
bidding at StacksBowers.com. For more information, visit StacksBowers.com, call 800-458-4646, or email [email protected].