Santa Ana, CA (March 16, 2020) – An industry stalwart and cornerstone of the hobby, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is no stranger to record setting auctions that attract overwhelming enthusiasm. However, their recent World and Ancient Coin Collectors Choice Online sales—auctions conducted exclusively online though with the flair of a live, in-person sale—have continued to present increased offerings and produce staggering hammer prices. This is confirmed by their most recently completed sale from February, an auction which saw their highest lot total to date—a nearly 40% increase from last year’s February sale!
Similarly, the total prices realized have also continued a general upward trend, with last month’s sale closing at nearly $1 million, up 65% from the aforementioned February 2019 sale!
The number of consignors, bidders, and eventual buyers has also been increasing, providing additional evidence of the venue’s burgeoning popularity. Illustrating this spectacular growth are specific lots that rather astonishingly exceeded their estimates—exhibiting that the firm’s Collectors Choice Online Auctions are gaining visibility and providing a greater attraction for both sellers and buyers.
Lot 70068: HADRIAN, A.D. 117-138. AE "Sestertius" (30.21 gms). CHOICE VERY FINE. Realized: $960
Lot 70335: CHILE. 2 Centavos, 1876. PCGS MS-65 Gold Shield. Realized: $1,680
Lot 70351: CHINA. Assault on Taku Forts Silver Medal, 1900. Oertel Mint in Berlin. PCGS SPECIMEN-61 Gold Shield. Realized: $2,160
Lot 70749: GREAT BRITAIN. Middlesex. Spence’s Copper 1/2 Penny Mule Token, 1790. PCGS MS-65 Brown Gold Shield. Realized: $2,040
Lot 70755: GREAT BRITAIN. Warwickshire. Coventry. Gilt Copper 1/2 Penny Token, 1792. PCGS MS-63 Gold Shield. Realized: $1,800
Lot 70765: GREAT BRITAIN. 1/2 Crown, 1826. London Mint. George IV. PCGS PROOF-65 Cameo Gold Shield. Realized: $7,200
Lot 71122: ITALY. Papal States. Pius XI Silver Medal, 1922. PCGS MS-65 Gold Shield. Realized: $552
Lot 71280: MEXICO. 2 Reales, 1861-Mo CH. Mexico City Mint. PCGS MS-66+ Gold Shield. Realized: $528
Lot 71353: NETHERLANDS. Brabant. Double Patard, ND (1467-77). Charles the Bold. PCGS MS-63 Gold Shield. Realized: $504
Lot 71435: PHILIPPINES. Peso, 1903. Philadelphia Mint. NGC MS-64. Realized: $4,200
Lot 71439: PHILIPPINES. Peso, 1904-S. San Francisco Mint. PCGS MS-64 Gold Shield. Realized: $7,200
Lot 72078: CANADA. Royal Bank of Canada. 50 Dollars, 1927. P-CH #630-14-16. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. Realized: $3,600
Lot 72088: CHINA–PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC. People’s Bank of China. 5 Yuan, 1956. P-872. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Realized: $1,020
Lot 72260: PERU. Banco de Londres Mexico y Sudamérica. 5 Soles, 1866. P-S272s. Specimen. Uncirculated. Realized: $3,360
Lot 72345: SLOVAKIA. Slovak National Bank. 1000 Korun, 1940. P-13a. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Realized: $1,140
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, 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.