A key 1889-CC Morgan dollar graded MS-61 will be among the highlights of the next Stack’s Rare Coins auction slated for Sept. 24 at the firm’s auction gallery at 110 W. 57th St. in New York City.
The coin is described as having “nice eye appeal and a lack of notable bagmarks,” and is one of the most sought after issues of the entire Morgan series.
Also crossing the block at the Autumn Sale of United States Coins will be a rare proof MCMVII High Relief double eagle graded Proof-64 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.
The catalog notes that though controversy remains whether certain coins of this type are actually proofs, a small number of High Relief double eagles exist, displaying a distinctly different finish than the majority of the others minted.
A five-piece 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition set in its original box will be sold. The set includes a 1915-S half dollar graded MS-60, a gold dollar in MS-63, a quarter eagle graded AU-55, a $50 gold round listed as AU-50, and a $50 octagonal gold graded AU-53. The royal purple velvet coin nest and gold leaf inscription of the box are still intact, as well as the royal purple satin lining, the catalog says.
Another top offering of the sale will be a 1879 Flowing Hair Stella graded NGC Proof-63. Catalogers write, “Considering the estimated mintage for this 1879 Flowing Hair issue is a mere 425 pieces ... it is no surprise that the coins of this denomination are among the most coveted and highly prized within the entire U.S. series.”
The sale will feature selections from the Bunting Collection, the M.N. Davis Collection and the Frank H. Ford Jr. Collection.
The auction begins with a selection of Colonial and early American coinage, and includes a vast selection of large cents, half dimes, and half dollars. “Key issues are intermingled with more affordable varieties,” note catalogers, “creating a presentation surely to attract wide interest.”