An 1804 silver dollar sold for $3.29 million March 31 as the star offering in Stack’s Bowers D. Brent Pogue Collection Auction in Baltimore.
Less than 48 hours later it was sold for an undisclosed higher price by the new owners. (Click Here for more details)
This was the fifth Pogue Collection auction called by the firm in partnership with Sotheby’s. It featured 232 coins and realized $21,402,213.75, Stack’s Bowers said.
“The Pogue Collection sale was a phenomenal success. Part V surpassed our highest estimates by more than $3 million and dozens of coins set new world records for examples of their date,” said Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella.
All five Pogue Collection Auctions have realized a total of $106,720,432.25.
Lot prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.
The finest known 1811 half cent, graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service as MS-66 RB almost made it to $1 million.
The firm said it realized $998,750 after fevered bidding.
Next among noteworthy prices was $940,000 achieved by a Sheldon-13 1793 Liberty Cap cent graded PCGS AU-58.
The firm said it is the coin on the famous 1869 Levick Plate and is now the most valuable circulated cent ever sold.
A PCGS AU-55 example, just three grading points lower, sold for $376,000.
Selling for $705,000 was a 1796 Liberty Cap cent, Sheldon-84. It graded PCGS Mint State-66+ RB.
Bringing $540,500 was a 1794 Liberty Cap cent, Sheldon-18b, Head of 1793. It was graded PCGS Mint State-64 BN.
One of four known Original proof 1852 half cents, graded PCGS Proof-65 RD and considered the finest of the four went for $493,500.
A PCGS MS-65 1801 silver dollar, once the property of Col. E.H.R. Green and Amon Carter, sold for $399,500, and an 1802 Restrike dollar in PCGS Proof-64 realized $352,500.
The most expensive Seated Liberty coin sold in the sale was a PCGS MS-65 1839 No Drapery half dollar, from the Lawrence Stack Type Set. It went for $141,000.
The Pogue Collection was assembled by a father and son, Mack and Brent Pogue. They built it over the course of more than three decades and they focused on the highest quality United States coins dated from 1793 to 1840.
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