Stack’s Bowers August Auctions Feature Rarities Graded by NGC and PMG
Posted on 7/30/2018
Very rare privately minted gold coins tied to the Georgia and California Gold Rushes are being offered as part of Stack's Bowers Rarities Night on August 15 in Philadelphia. Both coins are certified by NGC.
An 1849 Pacific Company Gold $1, graded NGC MS 61, is the finest of only three known examples. Its obverse has a design reminscent of the Mexican Cap and Rays coinage used at the time; indeed, California had only been ceded by Mexico to the United States the previous year. The reverse features an eagle (an element prominent on both Mexcian and US coinage at the time) and the legend PACIFIC COMPANY CALIFORNIA 1849.
1849 Pacific Company Gold Dollar, graded NGC MS 61
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This same specimen realized $305,500 (USD) in a sale by a different auction house in April 2014.
The Stack's Bowers Rarities Night auction also features an 1830 Templeton-Reid Gold $2.50, graded NGC MS 61, one of only three specimens certified as Mint State. The obverse features the legend GEORGIA GOLD surrounding the date, 1830, while the reverse says T. REID ASSAYER, around 2.50. Though their design is simple, such coins are historically significant for being the first private gold coins of the 19th century.
1830 Templeton-Reid Gold $2.50, graded NGC MS 61
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Meanwhile, a husband-and-wife pair of gold coins from the Roman Empire, both certified by NGC Ancients, are each expected to realize six figures. And the sale of the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money continues with another 768 lots, most of which were certified by PMG.
Other rare coins and paper money certified by NGC and PMG are featured in auctions in Philadelphia that week by Stack's Bowers Galleries, an auction company with an 80-year legacy. The highlights include:
- Lot 20123 - Roman Empire, Septimius Severus Gold Aureus, certified by NGC Ancients as Gem MS, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, Fine Style. Estimate: $100,000-$120,000
- Lot 20124 - Roman Empire, Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus) Gold Aureus, certified by NGC Ancients as MS★, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, Fine Style. Estimate: $100,000-$120,000
- Lot 30205 - Philippines, Treasury Certificate, 1906 500 Pesos, graded PMG 30 Very Fine NET. Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000.
- Lot 30206 - Philippines, Treasury Certificate, 1918 500 Pesos, graded PMG 30 Very Fine. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.
- Lot 141 - Undated (1864) Civil War Token - McClellan, graded NGC MS 65
- Lot 196 - 1787 Massachusetts Half Cent, graded NGC MS 65★ BN.
Stack's Bowers - ANA Session 3 - Rarities Night (August 15)
- Lot 1148 - 1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar, graded NGC AU Details
- Lot 1403 - 1943 Lincoln Cent, Overstruck on a 1943 Mercury Dime, graded MS 62
- Lot 21314 - Korea 1906 10 Won, graded NGC MS 66. Estimate: $80,000 - $90,000.
- Lot 21585 - Uruguay 1870 Doblon, graded NGC PF 62. Estimate: $55,000 - $65,000.
- Lot 21480 - Russia 1927 2 Ruble, graded NGC AU 55. Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000.
- Lot 41010 - Colombia, Banco Nacional 1895 1,000 Pesos Specimen, graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated EPQ. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.
- Lot 41037 - Colombia, Banco de la Republica 1923 500 Pesos Oro Specimen, graded PMG 55 About Unicirculated. Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000.
- Lot 11209 - 1928 $500 Gold Certificate, graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ. Estimate: $125,000-$175,000.
- Lot 11226 - Ketchikan, Alaska 1929 $5, graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ ★. Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.
- Lot 11046 - 1899 $1 Silver Certificate (Uncut Sheet of Four), graded PMG 50 About Uncirculated EPQ. Estimate: Estimate: $40,000-$60,000.
- Lot 11188 - 1934 $1,000 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, graded PMG 66 Gem Unicirculated EPQ. Estimate: Estimate: $40,000-$60,000.
|1928 $500 Gold Certificate, graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ. Click image to enlarge|
For more information, visit StacksBowers.com. (All estimates are provided by the auction house.)