A rare 1804 silver dollar, the most famous prize in coin collecting, will be sold in Baltimore on March 20, at an auction conducted by Stack's Bowers Galleries of Santa Ana, California. One of just 15 known to exist, the auction house expects the coin to bring between $1.2 and $1.5 million. When it was auctioned on behalf of Johns Hopkins University in 1980, it became the most valuable silver coin in the world. It was acquired by JHU by bequest from the Garrett Family, who first bought the coin in 1883.
The building at 123 West 57th Street that was the historic location of Stack's Bowers has been sold to real estate developers with future plans for the space. For 67 years, this location housed the operations of the Stack family and organization and has been a numismatic landmark in New York City. Collectors from all over the world would congregate at the office to visit and talk coins, whether they were buying, selling or participating in auctions.
Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their February 26-28, 2020, Collectors Choice Online auctiontheir largest such sale to date offering World coins, banknotes and Ancient coins. The sale comprises over 2,000 lots and has high-end estimate of just over $1 million. The firm's Collectors Choice Online auctions capture the feel of an auction room, with a live auctioneer, despite running and closing exclusively online. They are quickly becoming a cornerstone of the firm's selling venuespopular with consignors and bidders alike.
Stack's Bowers Galleries will be presenting their first United States currency auction event of the year in Baltimore, Maryland, March 18-20, 2020. Headlined by the D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money, the U.S. Currency sessions will feature more than 600 live lots with estimates totaling in excess of $11 million!