Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2011 Baltimore Coin and Currency Auctions Realize $13.89 Million

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries realized an impressive $13,892,475 over eight U.S. and world sessions conducted March 29-April 2, 2011, continuing its lengthy tenure as the only official auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo.

1793 Wreath Cent

Historically 1793 Large Cents have been one of the most coveted of collector coins. These Cents were the first coins the new Philadelphia Mint issued in any significant number as coinage first began in our country. This 1793 Wreath Cents realized $143,750 at Stack's Bowers Galleries 2011 Baltimore Coin and Currency Auctions.

The entire auction saw 7,690 lots cross the block, including nearly 4,250 lots of U.S. coins and exonumia and an additional 850+ lots of U.S. currency.

"Our March 2011 Baltimore Auction resulted in keen bidder interest and strong prices realized for a wide variety of U.S. coin and currency lots," noted Chris Napolitano, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

"We registered more bidders for this sale than ever before, our lot viewing sessions were completely full from start to finish, and competition between bidders was exceptionally sharp in all sessions.

For U.S. coinage, many premium quality ‘old holder’ coins brought well over bid, especially those pieces in the fabulous Denny Kemp and Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. collections. Nineteenth century currency gold rarities also made a strong showing, as did a pair of beautiful Panama-Pacific $50 gold commemoratives acquired at the Exposition in 1915 and passed down through the same family before being offered in this sale."

And, according to Matt Quinn, director of currency auctions for Stack’s Bowers Galleries, "Currency prices realized in our March 2011 Baltimore Auction were led by a run of large size Legal Tender Notes from the 1860s, with obsolete notes and national bank notes also garnering much attention."

1803 Capped Bust Right Eagle

1803 Capped Bust Right Eagle. A lustrous olive-gold prize. Bold cartwheel activity ignites the frosty surfaces while some proof-like reflectivity is present here and there. Choice for the grade with no marks that assault the unassisted eye. It realized $126,500 at Stack's Bowers Galleries 2011 Baltimore Coin and Currency Auctions.

U.S. coin and medal highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2011 Baltimore Auction include:

Lot 7, “1781” (1782) Libertas Americana Medal, Betts-615, Silver, AU-55 (PCGS) $80,500
Lot 257, 1831 Classic Half Cent, First Restrike, Proof-66 BN (PCGS) $28,175
Lot 263, 1793 Wreath Cent, Vine and Bars Edge, MS-64 BN (PCGS), (the Coin Dealer Newsletter bid in MS-64 BN = $110,000) $143,750
Lot 1547, 1878 Twenty-Cent Piece, Proof-65 (NGC), CAC, OH, (the Coin Dealer Newsletter bid in Proof-65 = $9,500), from the Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. Collection $24,725
Lot 1731, 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter, MS-64 (PCGS), CAC, OGH, (the Coin Dealer Newsletter bid in MS-64 = $17,000), from the Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. Collection $34,500
Lot 1931, 1831 Capped Bust Half Dollar, MS-67 (PCGS), Ex: Eliasberg $51,750
Lot 2061, 1912 Barber Half Dollar, Proof-67 (PCGS), OGH, CAC, from the Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. Collection $25,875
Lot 3181, 1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, Stars 10×6, AU-58 (PCGS) $43,125
Lot 3197, 1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, MS-62 (PCGS), CAC $46,000
Lot 3234, 1839 Gobrecht Silver Dollar, Name Omitted, Judd-104 Restrike, Proof-65 (NGC) $92,000
Lot 3662, 1892-CC Morgan Silver Dollar, MS-66 (NGC), CAC, OH, (the Coin Dealer newsletter bid in MS-66 = $21,000), from the Denny Kemp Collection $37,088
Lot 3679, 1892-S Morgan Silver Dollar, MS-60 (PCGS), OGH, (the Coin Dealer newsletter bid in MS-60 = $26,000) $43,125
Lot 3728, 1896 Morgan Silver Dollar, Proof-67 (NGC), CAC, OH, from the Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. Collection $34,500
Lot 3940, 1885-CC GSA Morgan Silver Dollar, MS-67 (NGC) $34,500
Lot 3972, 1883 Trade Dollar, Proof-66 (PCGS), CAC, OGH, from the Denny Kemp Collection $31,625
Lot 6060, 1880 Pattern Four-Dollar Stella, Coiled Hair, Judd-1661, Proof-64 RB (PCGS), CAC $71,875
Lot 6112, 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50, Round, MS-63 (PCGS) $79,925
Lot 6113, 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50, Octagonal, MS-64 (PCGS) $87,643
Lot 6269, 1859 Liberty Quarter Eagle, Type II Reverse, MS-67 (NGC) $46,000
Lot 6283, 1864 Liberty Quarter Eagle, AU-55 (PCGS), CAC $46,000
Lot 6462, 1864 Three-Dollar Gold Piece, Proof-64 Cameo (NGC), CAC $54,625
Lot 6484, 1885 Three-Dollar Gold Piece, Proof-67 Cameo (NGC), CAC $74,750
Lot 6651, 1909-S Indian Half Eagle, MS-65 (PCGS), CAC, OGH (the Coin Dealer Newsletter bid in MS-65 = $36,000) $46,000
Lot 6695, 1803 Capped Bust Right Eagle, MS-63 (PCGS), CAC, OGH, (the Coin Dealer newsletter bid in MS-63 = $65,000), From the Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. Collection $126,500
Lot 6717, 1866 Liberty Eagle, MS-60 (NGC) (the Coin Dealer newsletter bid in MS-60 = $20,000) $39,100
Lot 6741, 1883-O Liberty Eagle, AU-53 (NGC), from the David Solomon Collection $67,333
Lot 6910, 1878 Liberty Double Eagle, MS-63 (PCGS), CAC, OGH, (the Coin Dealer newsletter bid in MS-63 = $12,000), From the Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. Collection $21,850

 

U.S. currency highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2011 Baltimore Auction include:

Lot 5014, Confederate Currency, T-24, 1861, $10, Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ (PMG) $5,175
Lot 5025, Obsolete Note, St. Francisco, California, Miners Bank of Savings, ND (18xx), $1, Very Good, Remainder $7,475
Lot 5082, Obsolete Note, Lawrence, Kansas, Bank of Wm. H.R. Lykins, ND (186x), $3, About New 50 (PCGS), Remainder $2,588
Lot 5166, Obsolete Note, Lockport, New York, Niagara County Bank, 1.7.1856, $2, Choice Uncirculated, Proof $16,100
Lot 5167, Obsolete Note, Lockport, New York, Niagara County Bank, 1.7.1856, $3, Choice Uncirculated, Proof $18,400
Lot 5339, Fr. 41b, 1862 $2 Legal Tender Note, Very Good 8 (PCGS) $86,250
Lot 5340, Fr. 42, 1869 $2 Legal Tender Note, Gem New 65 PPQ (PCGS) $14,375
Lot 5387, Fr. 126b, 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note, Gem New 65 PPQ (PCGS) $25,875
Lot 5390, Fr. 161, 1880 $50 Legal Tender Note, Gem New 65 PPQ (PCGS) $20,700
Lot 5478, Fr. 372, 1890 $20 Treasury Note, Extremely Fine 40 (PMG) $33,350
Lot 5554, Fr. 1200, 1922 $50 Gold Certificate, Gem New 99 PPQ (PCGS) $27,600
Lot 5737, Fr. 2231-B, 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note, Uncirculated 62 (PMG) $70,150
Lot 5803, Fr. 868, 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Note – Double Denomination Error – Very Fine30 PPQ (PCGS) $20,700
Lot 5808, National Bank Note, Los Angeles, California, $5 1902 RS, Fr. 587, The American NB, Charter #6545, Extremely Fine 40 (PMG) $11,500
Lot 5815, National Bank Note, Frankford, Delaware, $20 1902 PB, Fr. 652, The First NB, Charter #8918, Very Fine 25 (PMG) $20,700

 

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, world and ancients auction division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, realized $2,304,456 as part of the Official Auction of the March 2011 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, conducted March 29-April 2.

MEXICO. 4 Escudos, 1724-D

MEXICO. 4 Escudos, 1724-D. Luis I (1724). Fr-unlisted denomination for this king; KM-unlisted denomination for this king; Cal-type-4 (unlisted date); Lopez-Chaves-Sanchez-unlisted denomination for this king. This coin realized $32,450 at the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio March 2011 Baltimore Auction.

"Our March 2011 Baltimore Auction was a tremendously successful event for foreign coin and banknote consignors," observed Rick Ponterio, executive vice president.

"The first session of our foreign offerings highlighted Mexican coins, with prices realized for many pieces exceeding our expectations after a strong showing from bidders in both Mexico and the United States.

We also noted a lot of bidding activity on Panamanian paper money, which resulted in especially strong prices for those lots."

Foreign coin and banknote highlights of the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio March 2011 Baltimore Auction include:

Lot 8002, Mexico, 8 Escudos, 1714-J, Fr-6, KM-57.2, Extremely Fine, realized $6,490
Lot 8065, Mexico, War of Independence, Veracruz, Zongolica, 8 Reales, (1812), KM-255, VF-35 (NGC), realized $32,450
Lot 8076, Mexico, Mexico City, 1/8 Real, 1829, KM-332, Almost Uncirculated, realized $11,800
Lot 8325, Mexico, Culiacan, 4 Reales, 1857-CCE, KM-375.1, Almost Uncirculated, realized $14,160
Lot 8342, Mexico, Guadalajara, 4 Reales, 1863-GaJG, KM-375.2, MS-64 (NGC), realized $14,160
Lot 9142, Mexico, Alamos, 50 Centavos, 1888-AsL, KM-407, AU-50 (NGC), realized $12,980
Lot 10079, China, Four-Piece Gold Bronze Age “Archaeological” Proof Set, 1981, KM-Ps8, Gem Brilliant Proof, realized $47,790
Lot 10107, Denmark, Ducat, 1671/69, Fr-140, KM-340.1, MS-63 (NGC), realized $10,030
Lot 10158, Great Britain, 5 Pounds, 1893, Fr-394a, KM-787, Proof-64 (NGC), realized $11,210
Lot 10324, China, Pattern Dollar Struck in Silver, ND (1914), K-642, Y-322, MS-66 (PCGS), realized $31,860
Lot 10621, Russia, Ruble, 1912-EB, Y-69, AU-58 (NGC), realized $13,275
10652, Venezuela, Caracus, 1/8 Real, 1814, C-1, ST-70 (C1), Choice Extremely Fine, realized $7,670
Lot 11121, Colombia, Departmento De Bolivar, 50 Centavos, 1900, P-S1123, Very Fine, realized $14,750
Lot 11129, Costa Rica, Ferro Carril De Costa Rica, 1 Peso, 15.4.1872, P-S234, Very Good, realized $9,440
Lot 11148, Egypt, National bank of Egypt, 1 Pound, ND (1926-30), P-20s, Extremely Fine, realized $5,900
Lot 11244, India, 10, 50, 100 & 500 Rupees, ND (1996), P-88s, 90s, 91s & 92s, Gem Uncirculated, realized $10,325
Lot 11263, Iran, Imperial Bank of Persia, 20 Tomans, 1.9.1925, P-15, Extremely Fine 40 EPQ (PMG), realized $17,700
Lot 11328, Lebanon, Banque De Syrie Et Du Liban, 10 Livres, 1939, P-17, Choice Fine 15 (PMG), realized $16,520
Lot 11334, Lebanon, Banque De Syrie Et Du Liban, 100 Livres, 1945, P-53, Very Good 10 Net (PMG), Repairs, realized $9,440
Lot 11452, Mongolia, Commercial and Industrial Bank, 1 to 100 Tugrik, 1941, P-21s to 27s, Uncirculated, realized $5,605
Lot 11479, Panama, Republica De Panama, 5 Balboas, 1941, P-23a, Very Fine 30 EPQ (PMG), realized $11,210
Lot 11480, Panama, Republica De Panama, 10 Balboas, 1941, P-24a, Very Fine 30 (PMG), realized $16,520
Lot 11481, Panama, Republica De Panama, 20 Balboas, 1941, P-25a, Very Fine 20 (PMG), realized $21,240

 

For a complete list of prices realized in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2011 Baltimore Auction, visit www.stacksbowers.com or call at 800.458.4646.

The next Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio auction is the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo in June, followed by the Official ANA World’s Fair of Money and ANA/PNG Pre-Show auctions in Chicago in August, and The Hong Kong Auction in August, as well.

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 St. 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.

About Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the world and ancients auction division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. It was founded in 1982 as Ponterio & Associates by Richard Ponterio, renowned specialist in world and ancient numismatics, who is now executive vice president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

Past auctions have included such notable coin collections as the Wa She Wong Collection, the John S. Davenport Collection, the Witte Museum Collection, the Amat Collection, the Joe Lasser Collection, and the James Hunnicut Collection. Distinguished paper money collections include the East Bay Collection of International Bank Notes, and the Eduard Kann Chinese Bank Note Collection, along with treasure collections from the shipwrecks "Nicobar," "Rooswijk," and "Capitana."

For more information about Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2011 Baltimore Auction, call 800.458.4646 or visit www.stacksbowers.com.

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