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Whitman Baltimore Expo Canceled, Stack's Bowers Sale Relocated

March 23, 2020

       The coronavirus is taking its toll around the world, not only threatening lives, but also making everyday life very difficult. The government is shutting down almost any business that attracts a crowd, including sporting events, restaurants, and schools; every effort is being made to limit losses. Over the last few weeks the stock market has crashed and even the Feds lowering interest rates has not helped overall. Currently the Dow is down under the 19,000 mark and oil is at $23 a barrel; however, the metals have finally made a major move in morning trading with Gold up over $50, currently at $1,558. With such big moves taking place, make sure you check all prices before making final deals.

       The Whitman Baltimore Expo was canceled by the city of Baltimore because of the crowd limitations and the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction was transferred to their California offices. While it is difficult to host a coin show without dealers and collectors participating, an auction can commence through the efficiency of the internet. The importance of this sale is highlighted by the inclusion of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VII. While the Pogue Sale had numerous extreme rarities, the top seller was the 1854 S $5 Gold in PCGS AU58+ CAC, which brought $1,920,000. This is the finest of 3 known examples of this super rarity that carries a pedigree of Eliasberg and F. C. C. Boyd prior to being added to the Pogue Collection....

1854 S $5 Gold AU58+ PCGS CAC

1854 S $5 Gold AU58+ PCGS CAC sold for $1,920,000 at the Stack's Bowers March 2020 Auction, The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VII: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, at Stack's Bowers Headquarters in Santa Ana, California, March 20, 2020


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August 2018

ANA Preview of Rarity Part II: 1913 Liberty Nickel Takes Center Stage

       One of the top attractions from this Stack’s Bowers sale will surely be the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel graded PCGS PR66 with the CAC approval and is the finest known coin. It comes to auction from the family of Dr. William Morton-Smith and is the very same coin previously owned by Louis Eliasberg, Sr. This was the first coin to achieve the million dollar price tag back in 1996 when it sold for $1,485,000 in a Bowers & Merena Sale. With just five coins total certified by PCGS and NGC, opportunities to acquire a rarity like this are rare indeed. This will certainly be the centerpiece of the Rarities Night session at this ANA event....

1913 Liberty Head Nickel PR66 PCGS CAC

1913 Liberty Head Nickel PR66 PCGS CAC is available at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 14-17, 2018


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D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V

Hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

There have been hundreds of great auctions over the last 100 years, but none have been more significant in establishing new values for high-end rarities than the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, realizing a total of over $106 million. With so many highlights, it would be impossible to show them all.


D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

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1808 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle Gold PCGS MS65

1808 Capped Bust $2 1/2 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS65 sold for $2,350,000 in the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York, May 19, 2015

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