Among the U.S. highlights being offered in our Rarities Night session of our March Baltimore sale, is a pleasing selection of early half eagles in high grade (lot 4308, an 1809/8 graded MS-63 by PCGS stands out), a superb Gem 1909 Roman Finish Proof half eagle in PCGS Proof-66 appears as lot 4325,and a Gem High Relief 1907 double eagle is featured in lot 4360.
The second group of Demarete coins will be featured in our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong auction sale. A nice group of Chinese coins, including two Kweichow “Auto” dollars, is followed by an impressive selection of Asian rarities that comprise many pattern, die trial, and essai pieces from Burma, Cambodia and Thailand. These rarities have not been seen by the current generation of collectors and will prove to be a very important opportunity for world coin specialists.
Additional selections from this extensive and diverse collection will be offered in future Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio sales in 2012 and beyond! We invite anyone interested in world and ancient coins to view the selections (in these and our future sales) and plan to participate. Once sold, this collection will likely join the ranks of the greatest collections of world coins offered at auction.