Santa Ana, CA -- The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently as demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong Kong auctions. Over $5 million was realized in the June sale across United States coins, tokens, and medals, achieving 114% of the pre-sale estimate on sold lots. (All prices listed include the buyer’s fee.)
A strong demand for high-end gold coinage reflected continued growth in this collecting area, while Numismatic Americana also saw incredible strength, earning over 50% above pre-sale estimates in Internet-Only Session Three. With such strong results in their June sale, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is anticipating considerable interest in their upcoming August 2020 Auction, which will be posted online for viewing and bidding in early July.
Session One opened with Numismatic Americana and continued with colonial coins and United States federal coins from cents through half dollars. A Mint State 1824/4 O-110 Capped Bust Half Dollar featuring Washington and Lafayette countermarks realized $26,400. An 1826 Erie Canal Completion Medal in silver, attributed as HK-1000 and graded SP62 by PCGS sold for $9,000, while a lovely PCGS MS64 Feuchtwanger Three Cents accompanied by a Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) sticker brought $10,200. Featured among the colonial coins in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 auction was the Q. David Bowers Collection of Vermont Coppers. The highlight of this presentation was a 1786 RR-9, Bressett 7-F Baby Head Copper in PCGS AU53 that was bid to $28,800.
Prices were also strong as the sale moved into United States federal coins, where a spectacular 1862 Indian Cent graded MS68 by PCGS sold for $50,400. A Proof 1869 Two-Cent, the finest graded by PCGS at PR67RD, realized $43,200. Among silver coins, quarter dollars came to the fore as an 1823/2 Browning-1 in PCGS XF45 broke the $100,000 mark at $102,000, and a 1913-S graded PCGS MS66+ accompanied by a CAC sticker brought $34,800.
Gold coins were the highlight of Session Two, as an 1801 Capped Bust Right Eagle graded PCGS XF45 was bid to $42,000. A PCGS MS66+ example of the ever-popular MCMVII Wire Rim High Relief Double Eagle realized $96,000. A 1911 Double Eagle featuring the lower relief Arabic Numerals version of the Saint-Gaudens design and graded PCGS MS66+ accompanied by a CAC sticker brought $40,800. Large gold coins continued to shine as a PCGS MS64 Octagonal 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 accompanied by a CAC sticker soared to $90,000. Among error coins, a PCGS MS66 2000 Lincoln Cent overstruck on a 2000 Sacagawea Dollar from the Q. David Bowers Collection realized $38,400.
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June Santa Ana Auction illustrated once again the firm’s commitment to presenting high-quality sales that feature items across varied collecting areas and in many price ranges. Complete prices realized can be found at StacksBowers.com/Pages/CatalogLibrary. The remainder of their 2020 auction schedule includes public auction sales of U.S. and world coins and banknotes in August, Asian and world coins in October, and U.S. coins and banknotes in November, in addition to monthly Collectors Choice Online Auctions. For more information about participating in an upcoming event, visit StacksBowers.com, call 800-458-4646, or email [email protected].
About Stack's Bowers Galleries
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and banknotes collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.
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 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded SP66 by PCGS that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Tulsa, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack's Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.