Half eagles commence with 1795 and are especially rich in die varieties through 1814, with the vast majority of those listed by Bass and Dannreuther. Varieties after 1814 continue through 1834 and include a selection of rarities. Classic Head half eagles from 1834 to 1838 are also memorable.
Eagles from 1795 to 1804 are likewise notable and include most of the die varieties within this span. There are four of the Capped Bust Right, Small Eagle design type, including a 1795 13 Leaves, BD-2, and the rare and important BD-3 variety of the year — the famous 1795 9 Leaves Reverse —one of the most desirable of all early eagle issues. Another rarity is the 1797 BD-1. The Capped Bust Right, Heraldic or Large Eagle design type is represented by 13 pieces that range from 1797 to the end of the design type and denomination in 1804, the last in seldom-seen Mint State preservation.
Dr. Ferendelli formed his collection over a period of years with a connoisseur’s eye for rarity and quality. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to showcase his accomplishment.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is currently accepting choice and rare U.S. coins, tokens, medals and currency for its ANA World’s Fair of Money Showcase and Rarities Night auctions. For more information, please call 800.458.4646 (West Coast) or 800.566.2580 (East Coast) to speak to a consignment specialist.
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.