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1792 disme in copper realizes $362,500 during Rarities Night auction

Pattern among 814 lots in one Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA convention session
By , Coin World
Published : 08/25/11
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A 1792 disme pattern struck in copper and graded About Uncirculated 55 by Professional Coin Grading

Service realized $362,500 during the Aug. 18 Rarities Night session held Aug. 18 in Rosemont, Ill., by Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

The coin was among the 814 lots of numismatic rarities offered during the special session.

The pattern is cataloged as Judd 10 in United States Pattern Coins, Experimental & Trial Pieces by J. Hewitt Judd, edited by Q. David Bowers.

At the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, Stack’s Bowers Galleries offered 6,375 lots combined in U.S., Colonial, pioneer coins and patterns, commemoratives, and tokens and medals in seven sessions, which included the single-session Rarities Night auction. In other, separate, auctions at the convention, the firm offered U.S. paper money and world numismatic items.

The combined prices realized for the seven auction sessions – which includes the 15 percent buyer’s fee added to the final closing price of each lot won – totaled $29.9 million, with 5,137 lots, or 80.6 percent of the 6,375 lots offered, reported sold.

For more information, contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries on the East Coast toll free at 800-566-2580 or on the West Coast at 800-458-4646. Email the firm at info@stacksbowers.com or visit the company’s website at www.stacksbowers.com.

Rarities Night highlights:

1818 New Spain (Texas), Small Planchet, Large Letters, Star With Rounded Tips jola, or half real, PCGS AU-50, $46,000.

1858 SS Central America silver medal and scroll as originally presented to the widow of Capt. William L. Herndon by the state of Virginia, $74,750.

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