Santa Ana, CA (June 26, 2020) – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong Kong auctions. Over $5 million was realized in the June sale across United States coins, tokens and medals, achieving 114% of the pre-sale estimate on sold lots. (All prices listed include the buyer’s fee.)
A strong demand for high-end gold coinage reflected continued growth in this collecting area, while Numismatic America also saw incredible strength, earning over 50% above pre-sale estimates in Internet-Only Session Three. With such strong results in their June sale, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is anticipating considerable interest in their upcoming August 2020 Auction, which will be posted online for viewing and bidding in early July.
Session One opened with Numismatic Americana and continued with colonial coins and United States federal coins from cents through half dollars. A Mint State 1824/4 O-110 Capped Bust half dollar featuring Washington and Lafayette countermarks realized $26,400. An 1826 Erie Canal Completion medal in silver, attributed as HK-1000 and graded Specimen-62 by PCGS sold for $9,000, while a lovely MS-64 (PCGS) CAC Feuchtwanger three cents brought $10,200. Featured among the colonial coins in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 auction was the Q. David Bowers Collection of Vermont Coppers. The highlight of this presentation was a 1786 RR-9, Bressett 7-F Baby Head copper in AU-53 (PCGS) that was bid to $28,800.
Prices were also strong as the sale moved into United States federal coins where a spectacular 1862 Indian cent graded MS-68 by PCGS sold for $50,400. A Proof 1869 two-cent piece, the finest graded by PCGS at Proof 67 RD, realized $43,200. Among silver coins, quarter dollars came to the fore as an 1823/2 Browning-1 in EF-45 (PCGS) broke the $100,000 mark at $102,000, and a 1913-S Barber in MS-66+ (PCGS) with CAC approval brought $34,800.
Gold coins were the highlight of Session Two as an 1801 Capped Bust Right eagle graded EF-45 by PCGS was bid to $42,000, just slightly outdone by an 1883 Liberty Head eagle in Proof-64 Ultra Cameo (NGC) that sold for $43,200. A MS-66+ (PCGS) example of the ever popular MCMVII High Relief double eagle with wire rim realized $96,000. A 1911 double eagle featuring the lower relief Arabic Numerals version of the Saint-Gaudens design and graded MS-66+ by PCGS and with CAC approval brought $40,800. Large gold coins continued to shine as a MS-64 (PCGS) CAC Octagonal 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 soared to $90,000. Among error coins, a 2000 Lincoln cent overstruck on a 2000 Sacagawea dollar, graded MS-66 by PCGS and from the Q. David Bowers Collection, realized $38,400.
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June Santa Ana Auction illustrated once again the firm’s commitment to presenting high quality sales that feature items across varied collecting areas and in many price ranges. Complete prices realized can be found at StacksBowers.com/Pages/CatalogLibrary. The remainder of their 2020 auction schedule includes public auction sales of U.S. and World coins and paper money in August, Asian and World coins in October, and U.S. coins and paper money in November, in addition to monthly Collectors Choice Online Auctions. For more information about participating in an upcoming event, visit StacksBowers.com, call 800-458-4646, or email [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 Joel R. Anderson 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, Tulsa, 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.