Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo Totals $14.8 Million

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / November 15, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. (November 15, 2013) — Leading numismatic auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted its Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo from November 6–9, 2013. In total, the three-day sale, which included U.S. and world coins and paper money, realized nearly $15 million.

“It was non-stop from beginning to end,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “Dedicated to collectors, the auction had something for just about everyone, from popular issues to landmark rarities.”

A particular highlight was The David M. Sundman Collection of Massachusetts Silver Coins — one of the most exciting offerings in recent decades — comparable in certain aspects to the company’s sales of The Hain Family Collection in January 2002, and The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection in October 2005. Three of the Sundman specimens in the NE and Willow series realized stellar six-figure prices, and many others crossed the block at the five-figure level. The Sundman NE shilling and Willow Tree shilling both realized high auction price records of $440,625 and $282,000 respectively. The Friday evening session, held with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, opened to a packed crowd and bidding remained active throughout the night. Among other early American issues, a 1788 RR-35 Vermont copper in the modest grade of VF-25, commanded a winning bid of $30,550.

Other highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo include:

Lot 2014. 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays. Proof-66 Cameo (PCGS). Secure Holder. Realized $123,375.

Lot  2015. 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays. MS-67 (NGC). Realized $41,125. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 2054. 1805 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. MS-65 (PCGS). Realized $47,000.

Lot 2057. 1844 Liberty Seated Dime. MS-65 (PCGS). CAC. Realized $30,550.

Lot 2069 1896-S Barber Quarter. MS-65 (PCGS). Realized $47,000.

Lot 2071. 1904 Barber Quarter. Proof-69 (NGC). Realized $31,725.

Lot 2105. 1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-1b-c. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. Realized $47,000.

Lot 2120. 1872 Liberty Seated Dollar. MS-65 (NGC). Realized  $58,750. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 2127. 1896-O Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-64 (PCGS). Realized $32,900.

Lot 2137. 1925 Norse-American Medal. Gold. Swoger-24C. Matte Proof-66 (NGC). Realized $38,187.

Lot 2139. 1903 Commemorative Louisiana Purchase Gold Dollar. Jefferson. Proof-67* Ultra Cameo (NGC). Realized $31,725.

Lot 2145. 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative $50. Octagonal. MS-65 (PCGS). Realized $159,800.

Lot 2148. 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative $50. Round. MS-65* (NGC). Realized $135,125.

Lot 2156. Undated Christopher Bechtler $5 Gold. K-15. Rarity-7. MS-62 (PCGS). Realized $118,675. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 2159. Undated Christopher Bechtler $5 Gold Restrike. Rarity-7+. Proof-63 Cameo (PCGS). Realized $32,900.

Lot 2167, 1855 Type II Gold Dollar. MS-65 (NGC). CAC. OH. Realized $32,900.

Lot 2173. 1854-S Liberty Quarter Eagle. VF-35 (PCGS). Secure Holder. Realized $282,000.

Lot 2176 1875 Liberty Quarter Eagle. Proof-65+ Deep Cameo (PCGS). CAC. Realized $94,000. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 2184. 1914 Indian Quarter Eagle. Proof-66 (PCGS). CAC. Realized $38.775.

Lot 2211. 1914 Indian Half Eagle. Proof-65 (PCGS). Realized $43,475.

Lot 2213. 1797 Draped Bust Eagle. Heraldic. T-8, BD-2. AU-58+ (PCGS). Realized $47,000.

Lot 2217. 1803 Draped Bust Eagle. Large Stars Reverse. T-30, BD-5. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. Realized $31,725.

Lot 2220 1870-CC Liberty Eagle. EF-40 (PCGS). OGH. Realized $47,000.

Lot 2226 1903 Liberty Eagle. Proof-65 (NGC). Realized $39,960

Lot 2227 1905 Liberty Eagle. MS-67 (PCGS). Realized $31,725.

Lot 2228. 1910 Indian Eagle. Proof-67 (PCGS). Realized $158,625. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 2230 1914 Indian Eagle. Proof-67 (NGC). Realized $96,937. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 2237. 1871-CC Liberty Double Eagle. AU-50 (NGC). Realized $36,719.

Lot 2241. 1879-O Liberty Double Eagle. AU-55 (NGC). Realized $64,625.

Lot 2248. MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. High Relief. Wire Rim. Proof-64 (NGC). Realized $34,075.

Lot 2254. MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. High Relief. Flat Rim. MS-64+ (NGC). Realized $35,250.

Lot 2257. 1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. Motto. Matte Proof-66 (PCGS). Realized $94,000.

Lot 4001. (1652) Massachusetts NE Shilling. Noe 1-A. AU-55 (PCGS). Secure Holder. Realized $440,625. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 4002. 1652 Massachusetts Willow Tree Shilling. Noe 1-A. VF-35 (PCGS). Secure Holder. Realized $282,000. World Record Price at Auction.

Lot 4090. 1788 Vermont Copper. RR-35. Rarity-6+. VF-25 (not certified). Realized $30,550.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is currently accepting consignments for the February 2014 New York Americana Sale, March 2014 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo, and the April 2014 Hong Kong Auction. For a complete auction and lot-viewing schedule, please visit

About Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a division of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International Inc., 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 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 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 the 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 the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April and August Hong Kong Auctions. 


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