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Gold coins take center stage in Baltimore sale

The top two lots in Stack’s Bowers’ recent Baltimore Spring Expo sale.

At the Stack’s Bowers auction hosted during the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Spring Expo, three gold coins rose to the top of the list.

An 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella graded NGC PF65 Ultra Cameo took top honors, closing at $240,000.

Coming in second, a 1797/5 Draped Bust Half Eagle graded NGC MS61 realized $180,000. Perhaps a dozen or so of this variety exist in all grades.

Not far behind in third place was a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 graded PCGS MS65. Drawing $168,000, this scarce and eagerly sought-after classic commemorative type is the rarest collectible U.S. Mint commemorative coin.

See more results from this auction online at www.stacksbowers.com.

 

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