The Top Five from Pinnacle—A Record-Setting Auction

The monumental Pinnacle Collection realized unbelievable results, obliterating numerous records. One such record was the number of lots to realize more than $1 million. Prior to The Pinnacle Collection, no single auction presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries (including United States sales) has exceeded four lots that sold for  $1 million or more. Part II of the D. Brent Pogue Collection in September 2015 was the prior record holder with four items that crossed that benchmark. Indeed, before the Pinnacle offering, no sale (extending beyond our firm) has ever had five $1 million plus lots in the non-US category. Featuring items from Russia and Asia, we present the top five lots from this incredible collection:

1. RUSSIA. Silver Ruble Pattern, 1825-CNB. St. Petersburg Mint. Constantine. NGC PROOF-62.

Sold for $2,640,000

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2. CHINA. Silver Dollar Pattern, Year 17 (1928). PCGS SPECIMEN-64 Gold Shield.

Sold for $2,280,000

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3. JAPAN. Hishi Oban (10 Ryo), ND Tensho Era (ca. 1588). PCGS MS-60 Gold Shield.

Sold for $1,920,000

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4. JAPAN. Pattern Set, Year 3 (1870). London (British Royal) Mint. Mutsuhito (Meiji). All PCGS Gold Shield Certified.

Sold for $1,560,000

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5. CHINA. Silver Long-Whisker Dragon Dollar Pattern, Year 3 (1911). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-64 Gold Shield.

Sold for $1,020,000

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We are always seeking coins, medals, and paper money for our future auctions, and are currently accepting submissions for our June Collector’s Choice Online (CCO) auction as well as our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August and our fall Hong Kong Auction in October. If you would like to learn more about consigning, whether a singular item or an entire collection, please contact one of our consignment directors today and we will assist you in achieving the best possible return on your material.

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