Costa Mesa, CA (February 24, 2022) – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the incredible Hendricks Set of half eagles from the Fairmont Collection, a landmark feature of their Spring 2022 Showcase Auction. Spanning the Classic Head and Liberty Head half eagle series from 1834 through 1908, the Hendricks Set exhibits the superior quality and completeness that has become a hallmark of the Fairmont provenance. It is ranked as the #1 Current and All Time Finest PCGS Registry Set in the LIBERTY HEAD $5 GOLD BASIC SET, CIRCULATION STRIKES (1839-1908) – CAC category, as well as the #2 Current and All Time Finest set in the LIBERTY HEAD $5 GOLD BASIC SET, CIRCULATION STRIKES AND PROOF (1839-1908) category and the #3 Current Finest set in the LIBERTY HEAD $5 GOLD BASIC SET, CIRCULATION STRIKES (1839-1908) category.
Of the 187 coins in this selection, 147 have been stickered by CAC for a 78% approval rate. Twenty-six of the coins have been awarded “+” grades by PCGS. Highlights in the Hendricks Set include a condition census MS-61 (PCGS) CAC 1840-D $5 that ranks as sole finest at CAC, the finest known 1859-S $5 graded MS-63 (PCGS) CAC, an AU-58 (PCGS) CAC 1864-S $5 that ranks as Condition Census #2, a gorgeous EF-45+ (PCGS) CAC 1870-CC $5, a rare AU-53 (PCGS) CAC 1875 $5, and a MS-61 (PCGS) CAC 1876-S $5 that is the sole finest graded by PCGS. In addition to these half eagles, included is a charming 1849 Moffat & Co. $5, which is the only territorial gold coin in the Fairmont Collection, as well as a handsomely original 1855 $3.
As with prior offerings from the Fairmont Collection, these coins are distinguished by incredible originality and eye appeal, and several price records are sure to be set when they are sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2022 Showcase Auction. The entire Hendricks Set is now available for viewing in an Auction Preview, with the final catalog and Live Bidding available at StacksBowers.com in the next few weeks. For more information about the Hendricks Set of half eagles or to register for bidding in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2022 Showcase Auction, contact the firm today at [email protected] or 800-458-4646.
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 85-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 Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection.
The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, with offices in New York, Philadelphia, 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.