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Pogue rare coins to be sold

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries has scheduled three major auctions or series of auctions.

An 1804 class I silver dollar and the only 1822 $5 gold piece in private hands will be sold by the firm as headline items in an eight-part series of auctions of the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will commence May 14, 2015, and conclude Sept. 21, 2017.

The D. Brent Pogue Collection 1804 silver dollar.

The D. Brent Pogue Collection 1804 class I silver dollar.

The collection focuses on U.S. coinage from 1792 until the late 1830s. Stack’s Bowers expects it will be “the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block.”

“We expect that the interest and excitement surrounding the D. Brent Pogue Collection will have a dynamic and very positive impact on the entire coin market,” said Greg Roberts, Stack’s Bowers chairman.

“The proof copper, silver and gold coins before 1840 would take pages to describe,” said Larry Stack

“No collection of this quality and scope has ever been formed before,” said Harvey Stack.

The D. Brent Pogue Collection 1822 $5 gold piece.

The D. Brent Pogue Collection 1822 $5 gold piece.

Three books are being compiled by Q. David Bowers. The first is called The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity. Second will be The D. Brent Pogue Collection of American Coinage: The Definitive Sylloge.

The third work will feature the most popular coins in the collection.

All eight of the auctions will be conducted in New York City.

Dates of the one-day sales are May 14, 2015; Oct. 1, 2015; Feb. 18, 2016; May 19, 2016; Sept. 22, 2016; Feb. 16, 2017; May 18, 2017, and Sept. 21, 2017.

Continuing information on the sales can be obtained by emailing Christine Karstedt at Other details will be posted at the website

Stack’s Bowers will also conduct the official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2014.

Featured in this sale will be material that runs the gamut of U.S. coins and paper money to world coins and ancient coins and world paper money.

At the Whitman show in March 2015 a collection of Massachusetts silver, Colonial and early Federal coins will go on the block.

The Massachusetts silver coins number over 120 pieces and is the most complete group ever offered, Stack’s Bowers said.

These silver coins will be sold under the name of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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