At the Brent D. Pogue collection auction Sept. 30, one highlight – and there were several – a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, sold at the upper end of its $3 million to $5 million estimate.
Affording the Indian Head eagle, U.S. Mint exhausts supply of Bombay Hook bullion coins, 1794 silver dollar realizes $4.9m:...
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California’s Long Beach Expo and Whitman’s Baltimore Expo are both thrice-yearly shows held on opposite coasts that attract many of the same dealers.
The star of the second auction of masterpieces of United States coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in conjunction with Sotheby’s was the Lord St. Oswald 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar. It sold for $4,993,750 with the buyer's fee.
The obverse design features a portrait identified as CATOE THE PRESUMPTUOUS — COTTONPATCH, MISS. The reverse features a central turtle, with ANA BOSTON 1973 inscribed around within a beaded circle. Inscribed around the border is IF ALLERGIC TO MONEY DON’T COME.
A roll of large-sized dollar coins seems to have “Slipped me a Mickey!”! The “Mickey” of that idiom was a drugged drink, most likely named for the manager and bartender of the Lone Star Saloon and Palm Garden Restaurant. Operating in Chicago from 1896 to 1903, Michael “Mickey” Finn was accused of using knockout drops to incapacitate some of his customers so that...
This year’s final Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo (using its full name) took place Sept. 17 to 19 and featured official auctions by Heritage and pre-show auctions by Bonhams and Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers.
From California’s September Long Beach Expo we select three impressive gold coins, each a highlight for the firm offering it. From Heritage, an undated octagonal gold dollar struck by Frontier, Deviercy & Co. and graded MS-64 by NGC sold for $12,925. The coin is one of the finest known survivors of this scarce issue.
The United States Mint is reporting sellouts for five of its 2014-dated numismatic products containing precious metals, including the Proof 1964-2014-W Kennedy 50th Anniversary gold half dollar.
One of the highlights of the 5th Wall Street Collectors Bourse will be a talk by Joel Iskowitz on “Designing Congressional Gold Medals: An Artist’s Perspective” at the Museum of American Finance on Friday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.