HIGHEST PRICE EVER REALIZED FOR ANY RARE COIN AT AUCTION
Leading rare coin auctioneer STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES conducted one of the STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013, with the sale of the record-setting CARDINAL COLLECTION. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 FLOWING HAIR SILVER DOLLAR, a superb GEM SPECIMEN example and the finest known to exist. This set a new world-record price for any coin. Attended by hundreds of enthusiasts, collectors, investors and dealers, and resulting in nearly $27 million in rare coins crossing the block, the auction of THE CARDINAL COLLECTION and other important consignments took place as part of the STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES NEW YORK AMERICANA SALE.
STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES, a division of Fortune 500 Company SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC., combines the extraordinary histories of STACK’S, the oldest rare coin auction and retail company in America, with BOWERS AND MERENA AUCTIONS, one of the world’s preeminent auctioneers of rare coins and paper money. The two companies unite to share a combined legacy that spans more than 100 years, and includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable collections to ever cross an auction block — the legendary JOHN J. FORD, JR. and LOUIS E. ELIASBERG, SR. COLLECTIONS, The HARRY W. BASS, JR. COLLECTION, and THE NORWEB COLLECTION — to name just a few. Continue reading