A Matte Proof 1922 Peace, High Relief silver dollar, a coin struck during the transition to a lower relief for the series, is a highlight of the Heritage auction at the Central States Numismatic Society convention April 27 in suburban Chicago.
The D. Brent Pogue auctions look like they have reached a conclusion, with the collector’s 600+ coins bringing $106.69 million across the five separate auctions by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s.
An 1866 Coronet gold $20 double eagle graded Proof 65 Cameo by NGC with a rarely seen gold CAC sticker will headline Heritage’s April 27 Platinum Night auction during the CSNS in metropolitan Chicago.
One example of a modern coin collectors have found a way to differentiate from the herd and pay an appropriate premium for is the Uncirculated (unofficially called Burnished Uncirculated) 2008-W American Buffalo 1-ounce $50 gold coin, with its relatively low mintage of 9,074 pieces. Examples in all Mint State grades command a sizable premium, and the coin under review...
This coin was well-received when it was released just two short years ago, and sold at retail for $1,490. So why did this issue sell for almost three times that amount?
The fifth and final session of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ and Sotheby’s auctions of rare coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection realized $21,374,013.75 in Baltimore on March 31.
The copper-nickel pattern Judd 204 is relatively common, with as many as 200 examples struck. The high mintage is because examples were marketed directly to collectors and a large percentage survive today.
Part of the challenge of the Flying Eagle cent patterns is that so many different varieties are dated 1854 to 1858. The eagle on this Judd 169 1855 Flying Eagle pattern for a large cent has a more pronounced muscularity and curved neck when compared to James B. Longacre’s adopted design for the Flying Eagle cent.
One of the more focused collections to come to market in recent memory was Steve Brewer’s group of Flying Eagle cent patterns, which sold at Kagin’s March 9 to 10 auctions.
Two gold medals issued to the prize sponsors who prompted Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 transatlantic flight in his plane the Spirit of St. Louis will be offered at a Sotheby’s decorative art auction in New York on April 26. The medals are attached to silk tricolor ribbons and the obverse of each depicts the Spirit of St. Louis flying over choppy seas.