US Proof Rarities to be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / August 1, 2019

Santa Ana, CA (August 1, 2019) - Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an impressive selection of United States Proof coinage as part of their official auction of the 2019 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money.  Featured in the sale are complete sets of Proof Shield nickels and Proof Barber half dollars, as well as a nearly complete set of Proof Trade Dollars, among many other Proof rarities.

A highlight of this selection is the Slotkin Family Trust Collection of Proof Shield Nickels, which is ranked as the #1 set on the NGC Registry. The Slotkin Family Trust Collection has long been recognized by collectors as a pinnacle of top-tier Proof coinage across several series, and this set of Proof Shield Nickels is certainly no exception. It showcases some of the finest examples known for each issue, as well as several coins awarded the * designation by NGC for superior eye appeal.

Proof highlights from this sale include an 1867 Shield nickel with Rays from the Slotkin Family Trust Collection in lot 5130 that is tied with the finest certified (Proof-66 * Cameo NGC), an 1895 Barber half dollar in lot 5210 that ranks as the finest graded (Proof-69 Cameo NGC), and an 1881 Trade dollar in lot 5275 that is tied with the finest certified in the Cameo category (Proof-68 * Cameo NGC). With numerous coins ranking at the very top of the certified populations, the Stack’s Bowers August 2019 ANA Auction represents a significant opportunity for advanced specialists and type collectors alike.

The auction is now available for bidding and viewing online at For more information on the impressive Proof coinage featured in the sale, including the Slotkin Family Trust Collection of Proof Shield Nickels, please contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries at 800-566-2580 or [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.

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