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PCGS compiles list of top slabs

The Lord St. Oswald specimen of the 1794 dollar realized $2.8 million in Stack’s Bowers American Numismatic Association auction in August.

The Professional Coin Grading Service added up its results for 2017 and revealed that the firm has graded 18 of the 20 coins with the highest prices as realized at public auctions.

But that wasn’t the end of the story. It then noted that after making the tally, “a portion of the Eric Newman Collection was offered by Heritage Auctions. Shortly after the sale, the Newman / Green / Newcomer 1861 CSA Half Dollar crossed to PCGS at the new owner’s request. That makes this Newman Half the 19th PCGS-graded coin of the 20 most valuable coins to sell at auction in 2017.”

Third-party grading has become a crucial element of the commercial coin market in the last 30 years.

“It really means a lot to PCGS that our grading and authentication services were used in dominating fashion for the most valuable coins selling at auctions again in 2017. In 2016, we were 20 for 20. This year, being 18 for 20 (including the entire top 10) shows that the rare coin market trusts PCGS implicitly,” said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collector’s Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT).

As compiled by PCGS, the Top 20 list includes:

1) Dexter Specimen 1804 Dollar, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS PR65, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $3,290,000, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #31530374)

2) Norweb 1794 Dollar, PCGS MS64, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $2,820,000, 8/1/17 (PCGS Cert #02407861)

3) Missouri Cabinet 1811 Half Cent, Cohen-1, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS66RB, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $998,750, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #27393776)

4) Newman / Newcomer / Green 1861 CSA Half Dollar, now PCGS SP40, Sold by Heritage Auctions for $960,000, 11/1/17 (PCGS Cert #34485015)

5) Brand 1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent, Sheldon-13, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS AU58BN, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $940,000, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert # 32189845)

6) 1794 Dollar, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS AU58+, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $910,625, 3/29/17 (PCGS Cert #82928287)

7) Cardinal / Morris 1792 Silver-Center Cent, Judd-1, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS61BN, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $900,000, 11/9/17 (PCGS Cert # 13428095)

8) 1796 Liberty Cap Large Cent, Sheldon-84, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS66+RB, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $705,000, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #32189856)

Tied 9) 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent, Sheldon-18b, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS64BN, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $540,500, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #50240170)

Tied 9) 1804 Draped Bust Large Cent, Sheldon-266c, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS63BN, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $540,500, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #32219417)

Tied 9) Dan Holmes 1799 Draped Bust Cent, Sheldon-189, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS61BN, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $540,500, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #15656357)

12) 1853-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar, No Arrows, WB-NC-1, PCGS VF35, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $517,000, 8/1/17 (PCGS Cert #50105816)

13) 1866 $20 Liberty Head, Motto, NGC PF 65 CAM, Sold by Heritage Auctions for $517,000, 4/26/17

14) 1792 Flowing Hair Half Dime, Judd-7, PCGS MS66, Sold by Heritage Auctions for $493,500, 1/4/17 (PCGS Cert #81936443)

15) Missouri Cabinet 1852 Half Cent, Large Berries, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS PR65RD, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $493,500, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #32709102)

16) 1811 Classic Head Large Cent, Sheldon-287, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS65RD, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $493,500, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #32709096)

17) 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent, Sheldon-24, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS67RB, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $446,500, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #32189885)

18) Norweb 1884 Trade Dollar, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS PR63, Sold by Heritage Auctions for $423,000, 1/4/17 (PCGS Cert #14279405)

19) Carter 1801 Dollar, B-4, BB-214, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS MS65, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $399,500, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #32709110)

Tied 20) Loring / Halpern / Boka 1793 Liberty Cap Cent, Sheldon-13, from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, PCGS AU55, Sold by Stack’s Bowers for $376,000, 3/31/17 (PCGS Cert #32189847)

Since its founding in 1986, PCGS experts have certified over 38 million coins with a total market value of over $32 billion. For information about PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, visit www.PCGS.com.

Telephone PCGS Customer Service at 800-447-8848.

 

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