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ANA Brings Out the Rarities

August 19, 2019

     The considerable price drops over the last several years for rare coins has not gone unnoticed by dealers and collectors. At the just completed ANA event in Rosemont, many of those dealers and collectors were on hand looking to take advantage of discounted prices. The two official ANA auctions provided bidders with a wide selection of rarities, however those looking to purchase one of these rare coins at a discount of the listed FMV may have found some strong competition, especially for the top selections.

     The Heritage Auctions ANA Sale contained numerous high value rarities that included an 1837 $2 ½ Gold in PCGS PR66+ with the CAC sticker. There are only 4 coins known to exist with this one being the highest graded. This superb example has a pedigree of Parmelee-Eliasberg-Bass and brought $576,000....

1837 $2½ Gold PCGS PR66+ CAC

1837 $2½ Gold PCGS PR66+ CAC sold for $576,000 at the Heritage Auctions ANA World’s Fair of Money U.S. Coins Signature Sale in Rosemont, Illinois, August 14-18, 2019


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August 2018

ANA Preview of Rarity Part II: 1913 Liberty Nickel Takes Center Stage

     One of the top attractions from this Stack’s Bowers sale will surely be the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel graded PCGS PR66 with the CAC approval and is the finest known coin. It comes to auction from the family of Dr. William Morton-Smith and is the very same coin previously owned by Louis Eliasberg, Sr. This was the first coin to achieve the million dollar price tag back in 1996 when it sold for $1,485,000 in a Bowers & Merena Sale. With just five coins total certified by PCGS and NGC, opportunities to acquire a rarity like this are rare indeed. This will certainly be the centerpiece of the Rarities Night session at this ANA event....

1913 Liberty Head Nickel PR66 PCGS CAC

1913 Liberty Head Nickel PR66 PCGS CAC is available at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 14-17, 2018


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D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V

Hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

There have been hundreds of great auctions over the last 100 years, but none have been more significant in establishing new values for high-end rarities than the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, realizing a total of over $106 million. With so many highlights, it would be impossible to show them all.


D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

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1808 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle Gold PCGS MS65

1808 Capped Bust $2 1/2 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS65 sold for $2,350,000 in the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York, May 19, 2015

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