Rare gold topped the U.S. portion of the Stack’s Bowers auction sessions held Aug. 9-16 at or in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif.
Realizing $352,500 was a 1798/7 Capped Bust gold $10 with the eagle facing right. It was graded AU-58 by the Professional Coin Grading Service. It was called a jewel from the Edgar B. Lupfer Collection.
The last time it appeared at a public auction was when Stack’s offered it in January 1987.
All prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.
Another coin long off the market, an 1898 Liberty Head gold $20, sold for $258,500. It had last been on the block in the 1982 Eliasberg sale.
It was graded Proof-65+ by PCGS and it had a Certified Acceptance Corporation sticker.
The coin was part of a gold proof set that could be traced back to when John H. Clapp obtained it from the Philadelphia Mint in the year of issue.
A Proof-66 gold $10 from the 1898 set called Deep Cameo by PCGS with a CAC sticker sold for $111,625.
Also bringing $258,500 was a 1799 Capped Bust Right gold $10. It was graded MS-65 by PCGS.
A sandblast proof 1912 Saint-Gaudens gold $20 fetched $188,000. The Proof-65 piece was housed in a PCGS Old Green Holder with a green CAC sticker.
A PCGS Proof-63 1879 Flowing Hair $4 gold Stella, Judd-1635, sold for $146,875.
Another piece once held by the Clapp Family was an 1860 gold $20 graded PCGS MS-65 with CAC sticker. The coin sold for $141,000.
Overall, the ANA sales brought over $21 million. The U.S. coin portion totaled Over $13.1 million. The rest came from ancients, world coins and paper money.
For complete results, visit www.StacksBowers.com.
This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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