second of five planned auctions by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and
Sotheby’s of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of Masterpieces of United
States Coinage realized $26,120,838 on Sept. 30 in New York City. Four
coins topped the $1 million marker. When combined with the first sale
on May 19, the total for the first two Pogue sales now exceeds $50
million. (A Rarities Auction held after Pogue II on Oct. 1 realized
nearly $3 million.)
Pogue II, the first 40 of the 105 lots offered were Capped Bust half
dollars. Here is another that was a standout.
1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar, MS-66
One of the prettiest Capped Bust half dollars among the 40
examples presented at the second Pogue Collection auction was also the
last offered. Dated 1822 and graded Mint State 66 by Professional Coin
Grading Service, this Overton 105 variety was one of three examples of
the date offered. It carries a provenance that dates back to 1911 when
it was offered at Thomas Elder’s sale of the E.J. Woodgate Collection.
It last sold in April 2009, at Heritage’s offering of the Joseph C.
Thomas Collection. Then graded MS-67 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. it
sold at that sale for $25,300, framing the $88,125 that it sold for on
Sept. 30 as an especially impressive sum.
The other two examples of 1822 half dollars at Pogue II were an
1822/1 overdate (though the overdate is disputed by scholars) grading
MS-66 that brought $70,500 and a Proof 65+ Cameo 1822 Capped Bust half
dollar, one of two known 1822 Proof half dollars, that sold for $211,500.
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