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Stack’s Bowers holds sale

Silver dollars are among the highlights of Stack’s Bowers official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Nov. 8-10 in Baltimore.


Leading the list is a 1798 Draped Bust dollar with Heraldic Eagle reverse. It is a BB-113, B-27 variety with a pointed 9, Close Date. It is double struck graded AU-50 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.

An 1800 Draped Bust dollar, BB-190, B-10a, with very wide date, low 8, is graded PCGS AU-58+ with Certified Acceptance Corporation sticker.

Among the Morgan dollars is a PCGS Proof-66 1889. For Peace, the lead coin is a 1934-S graded PCGS MS-64.

Collectors of more recent sets will be pleased to see a Proof-67+ 1936 Walking Liberty half dollar graded by PCGS. A PCGS Proof-68 1937 half follows.

Proof gold $2.50 coins are another area that will shine. Featured are Proof-66 cameo 1884, Proof-67 cameo 1900, Proof-65 cameo 1901 and Proof-65 cameo 1907. They are all graded by PCGS with CAC stickers.

The proof gold $2.50s have come from the Alexander Collection. This was put together starting in the 1920s by an individual who came to America as a young boy at the end of the 19th century.

Though Stack’s Bowers did not identify the individual, the firm said the collector continued for the rest of his life and was a client of Stack’s and other dealers.

This collection has been undisturbed since the 1950s. This alone makes the catalog worth a look.

What did collectors in the 1920s-1950s have their eye on? What kind of quality were their coins?

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