The much anticipated Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins sold Tuesday night. August 13, 2013, at the ANA World's of Money, realizing prices well beyond pre-sale expectations. The 459 lots offered, which included many extreme rarities that had been off the market for decades, were met with enthusiasm from the moment the 140-page catalog, boasting state of the art imagery and historical biographies of all English monarchs from Edward III to Elizabeth II, came off the presses. The session realized $5,016,351 (including the buyer's premium), double the high estimates for the entire sale.
Stacks Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the August 2013 ANA Worlds Fair of Money from August 11-16 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Fourteen live auction sessions and two Internet-only sessions brought the total sales to a staggering $46,483,309. Some of the most famous names in numismatics were represented in this sale, with pieces from the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, the Thos. H. Law Collection, the Richard Jewell Collection, the Bentley Shores Collection, the Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection of Silver Certificates, the Demarete Collection, and others, all offered throughout this amazing event.
For the third straight year, Stacks Bowers Galleries paper currency sessions at the Official Auction of the ANA Worlds Fair of Money drew rave reviews from collectors and dealers who bid with enthusiasm and often paid record prices for rare and significant notes in all genres. Four currency sessions commencing with the Sunday, August 11, pre-sale and ending with the main United States session on Thursday evening realized a total of $8,691,039. Bracketed in between the two United States sessions were the Stacks Bowers and Ponterio world currency session and the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection Part XXII featuring Colonial, Continental, Obsolete and Fractional Currency notes. Complete results can be found on our website StacksBowers.com along with virtual catalogs and PDF downloads.
Stacks Bowers Ponterio has once again been entrusted with hosting the most significant world coin event of the year: the Official Auction of the ANA Worlds Fair of Money. This nine-day auction event offers catalogs spotlighting a multitude of collections and highlights, including The Thos. H. Law Collection a pictorial history of English gold coinage by monarchs, series and denomination. Included are many great rarities from the series with 459 lots catalogued for the sale. The Law Collection Session E is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, at 6 p.m. CT. All lots are currently available for bidding at stacksbowers.com. Bidders may also attend the sale in person or place bids via telephone (through special arrangement), online or by mail.