Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently conducted the Official Auction of the Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money and ANA/PNG Pre-Show from August 4-10, and delivered truly outstanding results. The sale contained exceptional coins from collections like the Battle Born Collection, the Hoosier Flyer Collection, the Dorchester Heights Collection, the Philip Winston Pillsbury Collection of Flying Eagle and Indian Cents, the Just Having Fun Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters, the Werner Family Collection of 1796 Coinage, the Winecrest Collection, and more.
The sale of the Battle Born Collection, one of just two complete sets of Carson City coinage ever assembled, and the only one to ever be sold intact, made history when the unique 1873-CC No Arrows dime offered as lot 11104 sold for a record-setting $1.84 million. Other important realizations from the Battle Born Collection included the superb gem 1876-CC half eagle graded MS-66 (PCGS) CAC, one of just two Mint State examples known to exist. This impressive coin, whose provenance traces back to the Eliasberg, Clapp, and Chapman holdings, climbed to a remarkable $477,250. The collection featured an example of each of the 111 regular-issue Carson City coins and sold for a total of nearly $10 million.
Other significant highlights of the landmark Stack’s Bowers ANA auction included an amazing 1796 With Pole Liberty Cap half cent in MS-64 BN (PCGS) CAC. Part of the Werner Family Collection, this remarkable coin sold for a strong $402,500. The Just Having Fun Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters, ranked No.1 on the Current and All-Time Finest PCGS Set Registry in the category Standing Liberty FH Quarters with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1916-1930), featured the finest known example of the famous overdate 1918/7-S. Graded MS-64+ FH by PCGS, this lustrous and well struck coin topped out at $253,000.
Highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2012 World’s Fair of Money Auction include:
- Lot 4081, 1779 John Paul Jones Medal. Silver. Betts-568, Julian NA-1. Original Dies. Plain Edge. Mint State. From the Dorchester Heights Collection. Realized $69,000
- Lot 4110, “1781” (1782) Libertas Americana Medal. Silver. Original. Betts-615. MS-61 (NGC). Realized $103,500
- Lot 5001, 1856 Flying Eagle Cent. Proof-65 (PCGS). From the Philip Winston Pillsbury Collection. Realized $35,250
- Lot 5002, 1857 Flying Eagle Cent. Proof-65 (PCGS). From the Philip Winston Pillsbury Collection. Realized $29,900
- Lot 11007, 1876-CC Liberty Half Eagle. Winter 1-A, the only known dies. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. From the Battle Born Collection; Ex: Eliasberg. Realized $477,250
- Lot 11094, 1873-CC Liberty Seated Quarter. No Arrows. Briggs 1-A, the only known dies. MS-64 (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Battle Born Collection; Ex: Norweb. Realized $460,000
- Lot 11101, 1876-CC Twenty-Cent Piece. MS-64 (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. From the Battle Born Collection. Realized $460,000
- Lot 11104, 1873-CC Liberty Seated Dime. No Arrows. MS-65 (PCGS). Secure Holder. Unique. From the Battle Born Collection; Ex: Eliasberg. Realized $1,840,000
- Lot 11134, 1801 Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal. Silver Shells. First Size. Julian IP-2. Very Fine. Realized $207,000
- Lot 11150, Undated (Circa 1659) Lord Baltimore Fourpence. Large Bust. MS-62 (NGC). Realized $67,850
- Lot 11167, 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cent. C-2. With Pole. MS-64 BN (PCGS). CAC. From the Werner Family Collection. Realized $402,500
- Lot 11168, 1796 Liberty Cap Cent. S-84. Rarity-3. MS-65 BN (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Werner Family Collection of 1796 Coinage. Realized $201,250
- Lot 11174, 1796 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. No Stars. BD-2. MS-61 (PCGS). CAC–Gold Label. OGH. From the Werner Family Collection of 1796 Coinage. Realized $402,500
- Lot 11179, 1808/7 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-7. Fine-12 (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. Realized $126,500
- Lot 11180, 1793 Chain Cent. S-3. Rarity-3-. AMERICA. No Periods. MS-66 BN (NGC). Realized $747,500
- Lot 11341, 1835 Capped Bust Quarter. B-7. Rarity-7+ (as a Proof). Proof-64 (NGC). CAC. OH. Realized $115,000
- Lot 11374, 1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-64+ FH (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Just Having Fun Collection. Realized $253,000
- Lot 11378, 1919-D Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-67 FH (PCGS). Secure Holder. From the Just Having Fun Collection. Realized $149,500
- Lot 11383, 1921 Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-67 FH (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. From the Just Having Fun Collection. Realized $69,000
- Lot 11398, 1928-D Standing Liberty Quarter. MS-67+ FH (PCGS). Secure Holder. Realized $63,250
- Lot 11533, 1893-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-65 (PCGS). CAC. Realized $218,500
- Lot 11629, Harris, Marchand & Co. Gold Ingot. No. 7095. 174.04 Ounces. .942 Fine. Realized $891,250
- Lot 11642, (2000)-P Sacagawea Dollar–Muled with a Statehood Quarter–MS-67 (NGC). Realized $155,250
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is currently accepting consignments for the Official Auction of the November 2012 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, the January 2013 Americana Sale, and the Official Auction of the March 2013 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the Official Auctioneer of the National Money Show, taking place in May 2013 in New Orleans, as well as the Official Auctioneer of the August 2013 World’s Fair of Money that will take place in Chicago. We are currently accepting consignments for both of those events.
For a complete list of prices realized in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2012 World’s Fair of Money Auction, visit StacksBowers.com or call at 800.458.4646. To consign, contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries at 800.458.4646 (West Coast office) or 800.566.2580 (East Coast office), or by email at [email protected].
About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a division of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International Inc., was launched in January 2011, combining the extraordinary histories of Stack’s, the oldest rare coin auction and retail company in America, with Bowers and Merena Auctions, one of the world’s pre-eminent auctioneers of rare coins and paper money. The two companies unite to share a combined legacy that spans more than 100 years, and includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable collections to ever cross an auction block – the John. J. Ford, Jr. and Louis E. Eliasberg collections, the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, and the Norweb Collection, to name just a few. 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 legendary 1933 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle which realized an astounding $7.59 million (sold in partnership with Sotheby’s). The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in New York, New Hampshire and Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including the ANA World’s Fair of Money pre-show and convention auctions, and the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expos in Baltimore, three times yearly, and Philadelphia.