Stack’s Bowers Galleries will hold a U.S. and world coin and paper money auction live Aug. 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in coordination with the recently announced PCGS Members Only Show.
Auction sessions will begin with paper money on Aug. 5. Session A, featuring world currency, will begin at 9 a.m. PST. United States paper money, offered in Session 1, will cross the auction block beginning at 3 p.m. the same day.
Aug. 6 will feature a full day of auctions, beginning with Session B, ancient coins, at 9 a.m., followed by Session C, world coins, at 1 p.m. The day will be capped off by the firm’s Rarities Night offering (Session 2) which will commence at 2 p.m. Among the featured collections in the August 2020 Rarities Night presentation is the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents and further selections from the Fairmont Collection.
The final day of the auction will feature a vast range of U.S. coins and exonumia. It begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 7.
“As the coin market continues to be quite strong, all of us are looking forward to another very successful auction event in August,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “As with our last three auctions, held in our Santa Ana headquarters in March and June, and co-hosted with our Hong Kong office in May, we anticipate that our award-winning online bidding software will again provide the majority of the action, as has become typical for today’s auctions. But we are pleased to be able to offer in-person attendance for those who like to participate from the auction floor.”
The firm says it is committed to meeting local and federal safety restrictions and guidelines in place at the time of the sale and reiterates that the ongoing COVID-19 situation could result in location or other changes.
Undoubtedly a star of the U.S. coin offerings is Lot 1006, a 1793 Flowing Hair cent with Wreath Reverse. Graded VG-10 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), it is the finest of four known, according to Stack’s Bowers.
Another highlight is Lot 1184, an 1828 Capped Bust quarter. Graded MS-67 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Stack’s Bowers indicates it is the finest known example.
An 1851 Augustus Humbert $50 with a reeded edge and “887 THOUS” will be offered as Lot 1320. It is graded MS-64 by PCGS.
A gold ingot recovered from the S.S. Central America treasure will also be called as Lot 1330. The Harris, Marchand & Company ingot, bearing serial number 6536, is .731 fine gold and weighs 14.70 ounces.