Santa Ana, CA – Session Two of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction closed with total prices realized of nearly $1 million. The sell through rate based on the quantity of lots was 93%, with the sold lots achieving 104% of their total estimates, which had been set prior to the catalog going to print.
“Our staff has been fully booked with processing presale bids and setting up phone bidders for each of the upcoming auction sessions. And, our superb online bidding software has been carrying the load as is the norm in today’s auction world” commented Brian, Kendrella, company president. “It’s hard to keep enthusiastic collectors on the sideline when there are so many bidding options for them to utilize and such high quality numismatic material crossing the block.”
Session Two offered United States coins from half cents through half dollars. The half cents started things off well as lot 1003, a 1795 Liberty Cap, Cohen-2a in VF-35 (PCGS), sold for $5,040. Lincoln cents provided two price highlights as lot 1083, a 1922-D in MS-65 RD (PCGS), realized $3,840, and lot Lot 1109, a 1955 Doubled Die Obverse cent graded MS-64 RD (PCGS) soared to $15,600. Among other minor coins, an 1865 two-cent piece in lot 1119, graded Proof-65 RB (PCGS) and with CAC approval garnered $4,560 and an Open 3 1873 Shield nickel, graded MS-66+ (PCGS) and also with a CAC sticker brought $7,800 in lot 1132.
Moving into silver coins, lot 1208 offered an 1834 Capped Bust dime from the Macon Collection. Graded MS-64 and in an old green PCGS holder with a CAC sticker, it realized $6,600. An 1877 Liberty Seated dime graded Proof-67 Cameo by PCGS in lot 1230 went to a new home at $7,800. An 1894 Barber quarter graded Proof-66+ Cameo (PCGS) and with CAC approval brought $3,480 (lot 1264).
Session Two concluded with half dollars, and a Gem Proof Cameo 1880 Liberty Seated Type II Reverse coin in lot 1442 was bid to $3,840. A 1917-D Walking Liberty half dollar with reverse mintmark, graded MS-64 (PCGS) brought $3,120 (lot 1469), while a 1947-D half dollar of the same design, graded MS-67 (PCGS) and with a CAC sticker, realized $7,800 (lot 1503).
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction continues March 18 and 19, with live auction sessions featuring United States coins and currency, including the D. Brent Pogue Collection Parts VI and VII. The Internet-Only sessions of the auction will be held March 23-25, and will offer additional exonumia, colonial and U.S. coins and paper money. For more information visit StacksBowers.com or contact the firm at 800-566-2580 or by email at [email protected].
About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.
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 their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.