The following is a press release from the Long Beach Expo:
Long Beach Expo Offers Look at PCGS-Certified Pogue's 1822 &
1854-S Half Eagles & Dexter 1804 Dollar!
(Long Beach, California) — Three numismatic national treasures from
the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Collection, the 1822 and
1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West
Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports
Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29–31, 2015.
The historic coins will be among the PCGS-certified Pogue Family
Collection items displayed by Stack's Bowers Galleries at their booth
(#502) during the three-day show. Stack's Bowers and Sotheby's will
jointly offer the collection in a series of auctions starting in May.
"The 1822 Capped Bust Half Eagle is one of the greatest
numismatic treasures of the United States," stated David Hall,
Co-Founder of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).
"United States Mint records indicate that 17,796 $5 gold coins
were produced in 1822, but today only three survivors are known. Two
of them are part of National Numismatic Collection in the
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History," explained
PCGS President Don Willis. "The Pogue coin is the finest of the
three, and is graded PCGS Secure™ AU50."
Legendary collector and Baltimore, Maryland banker and financier,
Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. purchased the coin from dealer Abe Kosoff for
$14,000 in 1945. Pogue bought it for $687,500 in 1982 at "The
United States Gold Coin Collection" auction of Eliasberg coins
conducted by Bowers and Merena (now Stack's Bowers).
There also are only three known 1854-S Coronet Head Half Eagles, and
one of them is part of the Smithsonian's holdings. The Pogue coin,
graded PCGS Secure AU58+, also was formerly in the Eliasberg
Collection. Mint records indicate only 268 $5 gold coins were struck
at the San Francisco Mint in 1854.
Only eight examples of the Class I Lettered Edge Draped Bust 1804
dollars are known. The Pogue family owns the Dexter Specimen, graded
PCGS Secure PR65.
Ron Guth, President of PCGSCoinFacts.com (www.PCGScoinfacts.com) states: "The 1804
Silver Dollar is one of the rarest and most popular of all American
coins, despite the fact that none were made until 1834 and several
were even made many years after that!"
The Long Beach Explo will be in the Long Beach, California
Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. Public hours are Thursday and
Friday, January 29 and 30, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, January
31, from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors
and children aged 8 to 16. However, free admission coupons are
available in advance online.
"Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click 'Get Passes,' and
enter the special Promo Code, PRJAN15. Then print out the free
admission coupon and present it at the show's registration desk,"
said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.
For additional information, including the schedule of events and a
list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at
888-743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.
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