Augustis always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and papermoney dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world classauctions. This past week was no exception as Stacks Bowers and Ponteriobrought their annual sale to the Mira Hotel attracting spirited bidders fromthroughout the world.
Warm sunny weathergreeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they broughtspirited bidding to the Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANAWorlds Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly$4.9 million (including the standard buyers premium) as part of the overall StacksBowers Galleries ANA auction, which in total brought over $21 million.
Stacks BowersGalleries is pleased to announce the results of their August 2016 ANA WorldPaper Money Sale. This sale produced pleasingresults, with many lots fetching above their high estimate. This sale solidifiedthe notion that many areas of the World Paper Money market are continuing togrow! All in all, the entire Stacks Bowers Galleries Official ANA Worlds Fairof Money auction realized over $21 million. (All prices realized include thestandard buyers premium.)
Eventhree and a half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible goldcoin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stacks BowersAugust 2016 Official Auction of the ANA Worlds Fair of Money. The UnitedStates coins realized over $13.1 million as part of the overall Stacks BowersGalleries ANA auction, which in total brought over $21 million. With examplesincluded in several significant collections featured in the sale, some ofEliasbergs more significant treasures provided for much excitement in ThursdaysRarities Night session at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County,California. (All prices include the 17.5% buyers premium.)
The U.S. Currency sessionsof the Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA Worlds Fair ofMoney realized more than $3 million as part of the firms ANA convention auction,which in total brought over $21 million. All prices realized include a 17.5%buyers premium. As could be expected, truly rare notes performed well with anumber of census and condition rarities selling well within or above theirestimate ranges.