Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Sale Tops $5 Million

by CoinNews.net on July 16, 2020 · 2 comments

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries (StacksBowers.com) June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong Kong auctions.

1823/2 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Rarity-6-. EF-45 (PCGS)

1823/2 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Rarity-6-. EF-45 (PCGS). This key-date coin sold for $102,000.

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 America 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.

1824 Washington and Lafayette countermarks on an 1824/4 O-110 Capped Bust half dollar

1824 Washington and Lafayette countermarks on an 1824/4 O-110 Capped Bust half dollar. This piece sold for $26,400.

An 1826 Erie Canal Completion medal in silver, attributed as HK-1000 and graded Specimen-62 by PCGS sold for $9,000, while a lovely MS-64 (PCGS) CAC Feuchtwanger three cents brought $10,200.

1864 Lewis Feuchtwanger.MS-64 (PCGS). CAC

1864 Lewis Feuchtwanger.MS-64 (PCGS). CAC. This piece realized $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 AU-53 (PCGS) that was bid to $28,800.

1786 Vermont Copper. RR-9, Bressett 7-F, W-2040. Rarity-3. Baby Head. AU-53 (PCGS)

1786 Vermont Copper. RR-9, Bressett 7-F, W-2040. Rarity-3. Baby Head. AU-53 (PCGS). This rarity realized $28,800.

Prices were also strong as the sale moved into United States federal coins where a spectacular 1862 Indian cent graded MS-68 by PCGS sold for $50,400. A Proof 1869 two-cent piece, the finest graded by PCGS at Proof 67 RD, realized $43,200.

1862 Indian Cent. MS-68 (PCGS)

1862 Indian Cent. MS-68 (PCGS). This coin brought $50,400.

Among silver coins, quarter dollars came to the fore as an 1823/2 Browning-1 in EF-45 (PCGS) broke the $100,000 mark at $102,000, and a 1913-S Barber in MS-66+ (PCGS) with CAC approval brought $34,800.

1913-S Barber Quarter. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC

1913-S Barber Quarter. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC. This rarity sold for $34,800.

Gold coins were the highlight of Session Two as an 1801 Capped Bust Right eagle graded EF-45 by PCGS was bid to $42,000, just slightly outdone by an 1883 Liberty Head eagle in Proof-64 Ultra Cameo (NGC) that sold for $43,200.

1883 Liberty Head Eagle. JD-1, the only known dies. Rarity-6+. Proof-64 Ultra Cameo (NGC). CAC

1883 Liberty Head Eagle. JD-1, the only known dies. Rarity-6+. Proof-64 Ultra Cameo (NGC). CAC. This coin sold for $43,200 in Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction.

A MS-66+ (PCGS) example of the ever popular MCMVII High Relief double eagle with wire rim realized $96,000. A 1911 double eagle featuring the lower relief Arabic Numerals version of the Saint-Gaudens design and graded MS-66+ by PCGS and with CAC approval brought $40,800.

MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. High Relief. Wire Rim. MS-66+ (PCGS)

MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. High Relief. Wire Rim. MS-66+ (PCGS). This rarity brought $96,000.

Large gold coins continued to shine as a MS-64 (PCGS) CAC Octagonal 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 soared to $90,000.

1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50. Octagonal. MS-64 (PCGS). CAC

1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50. Octagonal. MS-64 (PCGS). CAC. This rarity brought $90,00.

Among error coins, a 2000 Lincoln cent overstruck on a 2000 Sacagawea dollar, graded MS-66 by PCGS and from the Q. David Bowers Collection, realized $38,400.

2000 Lincoln Cent--Overstruck on a 2000-Dated Sacagawea Dollar--MS-66 (PCGS)

2000 Lincoln Cent–Overstruck on a 2000-Dated Sacagawea Dollar–MS-66 (PCGS). This error coin realized $38,400 in Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction

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 paper money in August, Asian and World coins in October, and U.S. coins and paper money 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 info@stacksbowers.com.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries (www.StacksBowers.com) 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 currency collections to ever cross an auction block.

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Martin Katz

The Lincoln Cent over-struck on a Sacajawea Dollar does not seem to be possible Please explain how this could happen without human help.

Chas. Barber

Did Mr. Q order such an item? Seems odd the 1c is struck so well & within the Sac? How in the world could it happen, oh yeah the Sac blanks sit in a penny planchet hopper…..right