IRVINE, Calif. (July 2013) – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the Official Auction of the August 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, Illinois. Spanning fourteen live auction sessions from August 11-16, Stack’s Bowers will offer everything from U.S. coins and paper money to tokens and medals, ancient and world coins, and world paper money. Some of the biggest names in numismatics will be represented in this sale—selections from the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, the Thos. H. Law Collection, the Richard Jewell Collection, the Bentley Shores Collection, the Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Silver Certificates, and the Demarete Collection will be offered for sale over the course of this spectacular event.
Continuing the legacy of the John J. Ford, Jr. sales, Stack’s Bowers will offer Parts XXII and XXIII of this famed collection as part of their ANA event. Part XXII will feature American Paper Currencies and Part XXIII is comprised of American Medals, Tokens, and Balance Scales—both portions will feature significant rarities and important pieces.
Notable highlights from the Official Auction of the ANA can be found in all numismatic areas. Offered as lot 1080 is the historic 1801 Large Size Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace medal, an avidly sought piece that stands as an emblem of American history. Carried by Lewis and Clark during their westward expedition and distributed to various native peoples in the spirit of peace and friendship, the Large Size Thomas Jefferson Peace medals combine numismatic prestige (the total number in private hands is likely under a dozen) with a profound sense of American history.
U.S. currency showcases several truly spectacular large size notes, including the unique Friedberg 186c 1863 $1,000 Legal Tender note. One of only three collectible examples of the “Morris Design,” this note was discovered in 1966 stored in a jar in an oat bin on a Missouri farm. Graded Apparent Fine-15 by PCGS, this unique rarity is sure to cross the block amid a great deal of action! Also featured in the U.S. currency section is the Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Silver Certificates. The collection includes 82 notes, representing one of the most complete Large Size silver certificates collections ever assembled.
U.S. coins feature a plethora of noteworthy highlights, including a 1792 half disme graded an incredible MS-66 by PCGS. Boasting an exceptional pedigree along with its superb eye appeal, this half disme has been traced back to the Judd and Hayes collections, as well as back to David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint! This example will be offered as part of our Rarities Night session, which will be held on Thursday, August 15 at 6:00pm CT.
Also offered during our Rarities Night event is an amazing Harris & Marchand 51-ounce gold ingot recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Central America. Most of the ingots recovered from that shipwreck were assayed by Kellogg & Humbert, and Harris & Marchand ingots are in the distinct minority. One of the larger survivors, this beautiful ingot is well impressed and is certainly one of the more desirable ingots from the S.S. Central America. This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2013 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money include:
• Lot 1035, 1801 Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal. Small Size. Silver Shells. Julian IP-4. Choice About Uncirculated. From the Charles W. Wharton Collection.
• Lot 1080, 1801 Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal. First Size. Silver Shells. Julian IP-2. Choice Very Fine. Ex: F.C.C. Boyd, Ford.
• Lot 3089, Confederate Currency. T-2. 1861. $500. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 PPQ.
• Lot 3218, Large Size. Fr. 340. 1880 $100 Silver Certificate. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. From the Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Silver Certificates.
• Lot 3264, Large Size. Fr. 150. 1863 $50 Legal Tender. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
• Lot 3267, Large Size. Fr. 186c. 1863 $1,000 Legal Tender. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
• Lot 3270, Large Size. Fr. 193. 1863 $100 Compound Interest Treasury Note. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
• Lot 3379, Large Size. Fr. 1204. 1882 $100 Gold Certificate. PMG Very Fine 20. Net.
• Lot 3386, Large Size. Fr. 1218f. 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate. PCGS Very Fine 25.
• Lot 3425, Small Size. Fr. 2220-A. 1928 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note. Boston. PCGS Choice About New 58 PPQ.
• Lot 3458, Fancy Serial Numbers. Fr. 2201-J*. 1934 $500 Federal Reserve Star Note. Kansas City. PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ. Serial Number 1. Ex: Harry Jones, Jhon E Cash.
• Lot 3460, Error Notes. Middlebury, Vermont. $10 Original. Fr. 412. The NB. Charter #1195. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. $10 / $20 Double Denomination.
• Lot 4001, 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony Pine Tree Shilling. Large Planchet. Noe-1. Pellets at Trunk. MS-65+ (NGC). Ex: F.C.C. Boyd, Ford.
• Lot 4017, 1792 Silver-Center Cent. Judd-2. Rarity-7-. Copper, Without Silver Plug. Reeded Edge. Fine Details (PCGS).
• Lot 4019, 1793 Wreath Cent. S-9. Rarity-2. Vine and Bars Edge. MS-69 BN (PCGS). OGH. Ex: Virgil Brand-Burdette G. Johnson.
• Lot 4043, 1792 Half Disme. MS-66 (PCGS). OGH–First Generation. Ex: David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint.
• Lot 4088, 1901-S Barber Quarter. MS-66 (PCGS). Secure Holder.
• Lot 4105, 1803 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-103. Large 3. MS-63 (PCGS). CAC. Ex: Eliasberg.
• Lot 4245, 1878-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar. MS-63 (PCGS). CAC. From the Richard Jewell Collection.
• Lot 4305, 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. B-1, the only known dies. Rarity-4. VF-35 (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Freedom Collection. Ex: Bushnell, Parmelee, Reed.
• Lot 4355, 1839 Gobrecht Silver Dollar. Name Removed. Judd-105 Restrike. Rarity-7-. Proof-65 (NGC).
• Lot 4374, 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS). Ex: Mills, Clapp, Eliasberg, Jack Lee II.
• Lot 4426, 1849 Mormon $5 Gold. K-2. AU-58 (NGC). CAC. From the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. Earlier from the Archangel Collection.
• Lot 4430, Harris, Marchand & Co. Gold Ingot. No. 6468. 51.00 Ounces. 880 Fine.
• Lot 4464, 1876 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Proof-66 Deep Cameo (PCGS). Secure Holder.
• Lot 4472, 1797 Capped Bust Right Half Eagle. Small Eagle. BD-3. Rarity-6. 16 Stars. MS-61 (PCGS). From the 1797 Collection.
• Lot 4512, 1865 Liberty Eagle. Proof-66+ Deep Cameo (PCGS). Secure Holder.
• Lot 4524, 1907 Indian Eagle. Rolled Rim, Periods. MS-67 (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Bentley Shores Collection.
• Lot 4537, 1908-S Indian Eagle. MS-69 (NGC). From the Bentley Shores Collection.
• Lot 4568, 1930-S Indian Eagle. MS-67 (NGC). From the Bentley Shores Collection, earlier from the Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection.
• Lot 4571, 1933 Indian Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Bentley Shores Collection.
• Lot 4585, 1861 Liberty Double Eagle. MS-67 (PCGS). CAC. OGH.
• Lot 4609, 1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. Motto. Matte Proof-67 (PCGS). CAC.
Two additional internet-only sessions containing U.S. coins and paper money will close on Tuesday, August 20 at 3:00pm PT.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is currently accepting consignments for the Official Auction of the November 2013 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo and for the January 2014 Americana sale that will take place in New York.
All lot descriptions and images in the Official Auction of the August 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction can be viewed online at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries website, www.stacksbowers.com. Printed catalogs are available upon request by calling 800.458.4646. Online bidding and pre-auction bids will be accepted at www.stacksbowers.com; by e-mail at [email protected]; by phone at 800.458.4646; by fax at 949.253.4091; and by postal mail addressed to Stack’s Bowers Galleries, August ANA 2013, 1063 McGaw, Irvine, CA, 92614. Interested bidders are also encouraged to view lots onsite in Chicago in August and bid in-person at the live auction, or live online through the Stack’s Bowers Galleries website. A complete auction and lot viewing schedule is available at www.stacksbowers.com or by calling 800.458.4646.
About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a division of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International Inc., combines the extraordinary histories of Stack’s, the oldest rare coin auction and retail company in America, with Bowers and Merena Auctions, one of the world’s preeminent auctioneers of rare coins and paper money. The two companies unite to share a combined legacy that spans more than 100 years, and includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable collections to ever cross an auction block — the John J. Ford, Jr. and Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collections, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, and the Cardinal Collection — to name just a few. Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of our sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in New York, New Hampshire and Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including the 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money and the ANA/PNG Pre-Show, the 2013 ANA National Money Show, and the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo, three times yearly.