1836 Classic Head quarter eagle among top lots

Stack's Bowers Galleries' Baltimore sale draws $16.2 million
By , Coin World
Published : 04/05/12
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An 1836 Classic Head, Head of 1837 gold $2.50 quarter eagle, graded Proof 66 Ultra Cameo by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., realized $287,500 during Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 21 to 24 auction held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The coin was one of 5,750 lots offered in seven public auction sessions that included United States and world coins, and U.S. paper money.

The auction brought total prices realized of $16.2 million, which includes the 15 percent buyer’s fee added to the final hammer price of each lot won. Of the lots offered, 86.7 percent was reported sold.

The Rarities Night session, featuring 380 of the top lots in the auction, was the fourth session, held the evening of March 22.

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.

Some Rarities Night highlights:

1792 half disme, Judd 7 (United States Pattern Coins, Experimental & Trial Pieces by J. Hewitt Judd, edited by Q. David Bowers), NGC About Uncirculated 58, $212,750.

1794 Flowing Hair half dime, Logan-McCloskey 4 (Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 by Russell Logan and John McCloskey), NGC Mint State 66, $71,875.

1839-O Capped Bust half dollar, NGC Proof 63, $92,000.

1796 Capped Bust Right, No Stars on Obverse gold $2.50 quarter eagle, Bass-Dannreuther 2 (Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties: A Study of Die States, 1795-1834 by Harry W. Bass Jr. and John W. Dannreuther), NGC MS-62, $258,750.

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