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Stack's Bowers Auction Highlights; Long Beach and Heritage Next

September 23, 2013

     The Whitman Philadelphia Expo showed mixed results as dealers reported decent activity for wholesale business but the lack of consistent retail throughout made for a slower than expected show. As a result it looks like this will be the last show in Philadelphia hosted by Whitman. With three very successful Whitman shows in Baltimore each year, Philadelphia may be too close in proximity. To further complicate the problem, the coin market is still absorbing the recent ANA Show and two major auctions.

     Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the sale at the Philadelphia Expo and achieved good results. Included below are some of the highlights of this sale. For complete prices realized please contact Stack’s Bowers.

1899 Liberty Quarter Eagle PR67 Deep Cameo

1899 Liberty Quarter Eagle PR67 Deep Cameo realized $36,425 in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Philadelphia Auction, September 2013


Date/DenominationGradePrice Realized
1806 Bust QuarterMS64 NGC$21,150
1869 Seated DollarPR66 NGC Ultra Cameo$20,562
1895 S Morgan DollarMS65 PCGS$19,975
1899 $2 ½ GoldPR67 PCGS Deep Cameo$36,425
1907 $10 Gold Indian MS67 PCGS$44,062
1857 O $20 GoldAU53 NGC CAC$15,099
1884 CC $20 GoldMS63 NGC$35,838
1893 CC $20 GoldMS62 NGC$21,738
1907 $20 Gold Saint High ReliefMS64+ PCGS$31,725

     The Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo is on this week’s calendar and it is sure to attract a large crowd. The Expo has scheduled several special events including the ANA Road Show, the S.S. Central America “Ship of Gold” exhibit, and on Saturday several Los Angeles Dodgers will be on hand to sign autographs. If that is not enough, there is the Heritage Auction with its multi-million dollar sale. There is an abundance of rarities including a 1901 S Barber Quarter in NGC MS65, a 1912 $20 Saint in PR66+ PCGS and CAC, and a 1915 S Panama Pacific $50 Round in NGC MS64. Listed below are a few more potential highlights from this sale.

1915 S Panama-Pacific $50 Round MS64 NGC

1915 S Panama-Pacific $50 Round MS64 NGC is available in the U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Long Beach, CA, September 25-29, 2013


Date/DenominationGradeCurrent Market
1830 Half DimePR66* NGC$53,500
1802 Bust DimeMS62 PCGS$68,500
1831 Bust QuarterPR66 NGC$140,000
1853 Seated Half Dollar A/RMS66+ PCGS CAC$36,500
1880 Trade DollarPR67+ NGC CAC$19,000
1908 $5 Gold IndianMS67 NGC$61,500
1801 $10 Gold Heraldic EagleMS63 PCGS$50,000
1861 O $20 GoldAU55 NGC$57,750

     Early Copper Half Cents and Large Cents are showing strength and some dates are higher in this week’s LD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide. The 1794 Half Cent increased in AU58 through MS62 with the latter now at $21,750 Market. The 1800 jumped to $4,925 in MS64 Brown and the same date in Red & Brown advanced in MS61 & MS62. In Large Cents the 1793 Chain AMERI. climbed in AU55 through MS61; the AU55 is now at $142,500 Market and the MS61 is $172,500. If any of these 1793 Chain Cents become available on the market they are not likely to last very long because the demand is quite strong at current levels.

     Another series that has buyers interested is Standing Liberty Quarters with Full Head. There are a few increases but there is a lot of demand at current levels. The 1918 in MS66 advanced to $2,950 Market and the 1919 in the same grade increased to $2,725. The 1917 TI in MS67 is now higher at $3,450. Buyers are looking for better dates in MS63 and higher while the more common dates are wanted in MS65 and up.








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