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1794 Dollar Auction Video Interviews with Martin Logies, Laura Sperber, Chris Napolitano and Melissa Karstedt

Martin Logies Talks About the 1794 Silver Dollar Sale & the Cardinal Collection. VIDEO: 4:21.

Martin Logies, Director and Curator, Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation
Interviewer: David Lisot.

Martin helped assembled the world class of coins that was recently sold by Stack’s Bowers Auctions in New York City. Included in the sale was a 1794 that sold for a record price of more than $10 million. Martin shares his perspective of the auction sale of the Cardinal Foundation and why he chose auction for the venue.


Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics Talks about Buying the $10 Million 1794 Dollar. VIDEO: 2:03.

Laura Sperber, Co-Partner, Legend Numismatics
Interviewer: David Lisot.

Who would spend $10 million for a coin and set a record price in doing so? Meet Laura Sperber who bought the 1794 specimen silver dollar for the most amount of money paid for a single numismatic item. She shares why she wanted the coin and why it was worth so much money.



Chris Napolitano Talks about Stack’s Bowers Auctions & Selling the $10 Million 1794 Dollar. VIDEO: 2:54.

Chris Napolitano, President, Stack’s Bowers Auctions
Interviewer: David Lisot.

What may have been the first silver dollar ever struck for the United States in 1794 was sold for a record price of $10,016,875 in New York City by Stack’s Bowers Auctions. President of the firm Chris Napolitano talks about what the sale of the coin means for his company and what collectors may expect in the future from the rare coin auction firm.


Stack’s Bowers Auctioneer Talks about Selling the $10 Million 1794 Silver Dollar. VIDEO: 1:30.

Melissa Karstedt, Auctioneer, Stack’s Bowers Auctions
Interviewer: David Lisot

Imagine selling million dollar rare coins as a profession! That is what Melissa Karstedt does as an auctioneer for Stack’s Bowers. Ms. Karstedt recently was on the podium to sell the Cardinal Collection example of the 1794 Specimen Flowing Hair Dollar. She shares was it was like to sell the most valuable coin ever sold at auction.

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale January 24, 2013

Leading rare coin auctioneer Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013 with the sale of the record-setting Cardinal Collection. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, a superb Gem Specimen example, the finest known to exist. This set a new world-record price for any coin. Attended by hundreds of enthusiasts, collectors, investors and dealers, and resulting in nearly $27 million in rare coins crossing the block, the auction of The Cardinal Collection and other important consignments took place as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale.

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