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Stack's Bowers Auction Realizes over $14 Million

November 18, 2013

     The recent Whitman Baltimore Expo proved just how valuable the show is to the coin market. It not only draws dealers from all over the country but it also brings in collectors from the many surrounding states. This show continues to improve and dealers look forward to this major event. When you add a Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction in conjunction with the Expo, the amount of activity grows immensely. This sale contained numerous rarities that helped bring in prices realized of well over $14 million, below are some of the many highlights. Please contact Stack’s Bowers for a complete set of prices realized.

1914 $10 Gold Indian Eagle PR67 NGC

1914 $10 Gold Indian Eagle PR67 NGC

Date/DenominationGradePrice Realized
1867 Shield Nickel w/RaysPCGS MS67$41,125
1872 Shield NickelPCGS MS67 CAC$25,850
1896 S Barber QuarterPCGS MS65$47,000
1921 D Walking Liberty HalfPCGS MS65$28,200
1921 S Walking Liberty HalfPCGS MS64$41,125
1923 S Walking Liberty HalfPCGS MS66 CAC$39,656
1896 O Morgan DollarPCGS MS64$32,900
1903 $5 GoldNGC PR65$25,850
1870 CC $10 GoldPCGS XF40$47,000
1914 $10 Gold IndianNGC PR67$96,938
1866 S $20 Gold No MottoPCGS AU55 CAC$88,125
1879 O $20 GoldNGC AU55$64,625
1915 S Pan-Pac $50 Gold Oct.PCGS MS65$159,800
1915 S Pan-Pac $50 Gold Rd.NGC MS65*$135,125

     Over the last three weeks Gold has fallen over $50 per ounce and this week’s Moderns Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide shows a long list of declines for Eagles, $5 & $10 Commemoratives and Buffalo Gold. Despite the lower prices most dealers continue to buy coins to fill the needs of their clients. Currently the one ounce Proof Gold Eagle wholesales for $1,480 in the original package and the one ounce Silver is trading for $52. A bag of 1,000 Silver Dollars in VG will sell for $24,625 and 90% Silver bags are $15,250.

     In this week’s NumisMedia 500 there are a number of new highlights to report. Original Mint Sets from 1947 to 1958 have been on the move for several weeks now. Most of them are up over 15% in the last month and the 1955 set is higher by 31%, now with a Market price of $250. Below is a list of other coins that are climbing this month according to their percentage increase.

Date/DenominationGradeCurrent Market% Increase
1881 CC GSA Morgan DollarMS63 DMPL$1,35038.46%
1891 CC GSA Morgan DollarMS62$3,22520.56%
1911 $10 Gold IndianPR67$105,00020%
1874 $2 ½ GoldMS63$5,15015.73%
1879 Shield NickelMS67$6,50014.54%
1869 $2 ½ GoldMS63$10,75013.76%
1862 S $20 GoldMS62$26,50012.77%
1875 $2 ½ GoldPR65 DCameo$55,00011.11%

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