The first and second auctions of The D. Brent Pogue Collection will be conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on May 14, 2015, and Oct. 1, 2015, in New York City. All sales will be held in New York City.
The other projected auctions dates are:
For 2016: Feb. 18, May 19 and Sept. 22.
For 2017: Feb. 16, May 18 and Sept. 21.
The collection emphasizes United States coins of the early years, 1792 to the late 1830s, but includes many other treasures as well.
“Future announcements will be made relating to displays, previews, books and, of course, the contents of each event,” according to Christine Karstedt, executive vice president for the firm.
The collection was assembled over more than three decades by Dallas real estate magnate A. Mack Pogue and his son, D. Brent Pogue.
The collection is laden with rare and unique coins, including many that are the finest known of their date and variety.
The Sultan of Muscat Class I 1804 silver dollar, a nearly perfect Gem Proof coin, is far and away the finest known and set a record when the Pogue family bought it at the Walter H. Childs Collection Sale in 1999.
In the entire history of American numismatics there have been only two times when an 1822 half eagle has sold at auction: at the Harlan P. Smith Sale in 1906 and at the Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. United States Gold Coin Collection in 1982. The Eliasberg example of the coin, the finest of three known, was sold into the Pogue Collection.
The other two examples are in the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution, making the Pogue specimen the only collectible example and unique in that regard.