Stack’s Bowers Galleries is set to present its Winter 2022 Showcase Auction, the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The sale will be offered across 15 sessions, beginning Oct. 27 with live bidding for Part II of the Sydney F. Martin Collection and ending with the final Internet Only session Nov. 9.
“Presented is an exciting array of Numismatic Americana, U.S. Colonial and Federal coinage, and physical Bitcoins and cryptocurrency, including several significant collections that represent the pinnacle of their respective categories,” Stack’s Bowers said in its sale preview.
Part II of the Sydney F. Martin Collection was set to be offered in two live sessions on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Expo location in Baltimore, Md. Session 1 includes Martin’s French colonial material, Rosa Americana coinage and 1785-1786 Connecticut coppers, while Session 2 will feature Washingtoniana. Each of these collections reflects Martin’s decades of collecting and research. Part II includes such highlights as one of three known 1785 African Head, Miller 4.2-F.6. Connecticut coppers and a rare 1724/3 Rosa Americana Pattern penny, Martin 4.1-G.1. graded MS-64 BN (PCGS) that was once in the collections of Virgil Brand and John J. Ford, Jr.
Additional Colonial coins in the Winter 2022 Expo Auction include a recently discovered NE shilling that tops the population census at MS-61 (NGC), a VG-8 (PCGS) 1786 Non Vi Virtute Vici copper, an EF-45 (PCGS) 1694 Carolina Elephant token, PROPRIETORS, O/E variety, an MS-63 BN (PCGS) 1760 Voce Populi farthing and an EF-40 (PCGS) ca. 1785 Bar copper. This colonial material is presented in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4).
Presented from the Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection is a complete set of Capped Bust $10 gold eagles, 1795 through 1804, including all known die varieties struck for circulation. This 32-piece set is the third known complete collection of this series and the second such set offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, who in 2019 presented the Anthony Taraszka Collection. Standouts from the Jacobson Collection include a rare BD-3, 9 Leaves 1795 Capped Bust Right eagle graded AU-58 (NGC), an MS-62 (PCGS) BD-1 1796 Capped Bust Right eagle, a BD-2 1797 Heraldic Eagle $10 graded MS-62 (PCGS) and an 1804 BD-1, Crosslet 4 example graded MS-61 (NGC). The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection was set to open for live bidding at 2 p.m. PST Nov. 1.
The CBL Set of $5, $10 and $20 gold coins from the Fairmont Collection is another standout offering in the Winter sale. Comprising mostly complete runs of each denomination beginning in 1834, the CBL Set exhibits an impressive combination of Condition Census and Everyman quality across the rarest dates and varieties of U.S. gold. Highlights from the set include an MS-62 (PCGS) 1909-O Indian half eagle, an MS-61 (PCGS) CAC 1884-CC Liberty Head eagle and a No Motto 1866-S Liberty Head double eagle graded AU-58 (PCGS).
Among other featured cabinets, the Abernathy Collection presents an impressive array of early copper rarities including a VF-25 (PCGS) Sheldon-13 1793 Liberty Cap cent and a bold G-4 (PCGS) Sheldon-80, Jefferson Head variety of the 1795 Liberty Cap cent. The Addison Collection offers tremendous early American and territorial gold rarities highlighted by a group of “1776” Continental dollars that includes an AU-55 (PCGS) CAC of the Newman 1-B, CURENCY variety struck in brass and an MS-64 (NGC) pewter striking of the Newman 2-C, CURRENCY variety.
The Augustana Collection is the source of rarities from the Dahlonega Mint including an MS-61 (PCGS) 1860-D gold dollar, an AU-55 (PCGS) 1854-D quarter eagle and an MS-62 (PCGS) 1859-D half eagle. An impressive assortment of high-end Saint-Gaudens double eagles are presented from the Collection of Dr. Gregory D. Jay, highlighted by a MS-60 (PCGS) OGH 1926-D and a MS-62 (PCGS) 1925-S.
Of particular note is a six-piece 1885 gold proof set with all denominations from the gold dollar through the double eagle. The majority of these coins are approved by CAC. Also offered is a near-complete nine-piece 1900 proof set that includes gold coinage. Each coin in this set has been awarded a green sticker by CAC, and they are all housed in desirable old-style NGC holders.
Accompanying these Colonial and Federal coins is a selection of numismatic Americana including rarities in the token and medal categories, highlighted by a pair of Libertas Americana medals in silver and bronze, a Feuchtwanger 3-cent piece graded MS-63PL (NGC), a 1953 Assay Commission medal with a Presidential appointment document, and a silver 1876 U.S. Diplomatic medal.
Stack’s Bowers will also present its Cryptocurrency Anniversary Session, which celebrates one year since its first offering in this category. Presented in this special session is an unprecedented 104 coins spanning the Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, and Dogecoin cryptocurrencies. This selection showcases all the most popular series including Casascius, Lealana, BTCC, Microsoul, MoonBits, Satori, Crypto Imperator, Denarium, Titan Mint and others. Seventy-two coins are loaded and funded with cryptocurrency, while 32 lots feature non-loaded coins including redeemed, unfunded and crypto-themed items. Stack’s Bowers expects that the diverse offering will appeal to advanced specialists as well as collectors who are looking to dip their toes into this category for the first time.
The complete auction is available for viewing and bidding online at StacksBowers.com. For more information or to consign to the firm, email Consign@StacksBowers.com or call (800) 566-2580.