IRVINE, Calif. (January 9, 2015) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are delighted to announce that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly present a series of numismatic auctions at Sotheby’s global headquarters in New York City. The first of these auctions will take place May 19-20, 2015, highlighted by Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Collection — the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands — followed the next day by an exclusive sale featuring numismatic rarities from various owners.
“We are delighted to be working with the team at Sotheby’s to present the unrivaled D. Brent Pogue Collection as well as other properties,” said Greg Roberts, CEO of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “As numismatists, we appreciate coins for their history and artistry and we fully expect these important numismatic sales to generate international interest, bringing a never before seen worldwide attention to the beauty, history and joy of numismatics.”
Stack’s Bowers Galleries continues their impressive legacy at the forefront of the rare coin field with over 80 years of expertise, including many of the most important rare coin collections ever to cross the auction block. Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744, and today presents auctions in ten different salesrooms around the globe.
Sotheby’s and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have collaborated a number of times to bring iconic numismatic properties to auction, including the Dallas Bank Collection in 2001 and the $7.6 million auction of the legendary 1933 Double Eagle in 2002 that became the most expensive coin in the world.
“It is a pleasure to once again work with Stack’s Bowers Galleries. We anticipate a series of sales that will be major events in the numismatic world,” stated Maarten ten Holder, Sotheby’s Managing Director, Americas.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will offer the extraordinary D. Brent Pogue Collection across a series of seven auctions. The Collection focuses on copper, silver, and gold coins from the early 1790s to the late 1830s, and includes some of the most important U.S. coins in existence, including the finest known Class I 1804 silver dollar – “The King of American Coins” – and the finest known and only example of the 1822 half eagle in private hands.
The D. Brent Pogue Collection and other numismatic rarities will be exhibited in Sotheby’s New York headquarters during Americana Week, from January 17–24, 2015, with other exhibitions to follow at Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s locations worldwide.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will be accepting limited consignments of United States and world coins and currency to present to their worldwide clientele. For more information on consigning, please contact:
Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Lawrence R. Stack or Christine Karstedt
Phone: 949-748-4849 or 866-811-1804
Email: [email protected]
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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 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 Irvine, 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 Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.
Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art department, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).