28-03-2011 – 01-04-2011
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official U.S. and World Baltimore Auction realizes more than $13.8 million
Stack’s Bowers Galleries realized an impressive $13,892,475 over eight U.S. and world sessions conducted March 29-April 2, 2011, continuing its lengthy tenure as the only official auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The entire auction saw 7,690 lots cross the block, including nearly 4,250 lots of U.S. coins and exonumia and an additional 850+ lots of U.S. currency.
“Our March 2011 Baltimore Auction resulted in keen bidder interest and strong prices realized for a wide variety of U.S. coin and currency lots,” noted Chris Napolitano, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “We registered more bidders for this sale than ever before, our lot viewing sessions were completely full from start to finish, and competition between bidders was exceptionally sharp in all sessions. For U.S. coinage, many premium quality ‘old holder’ coins brought well over bid, especially those pieces in the fabulous Denny Kemp and Dr. Albert R. Frederick, Jr. collections. Nineteenth century currency gold rarities also made a strong showing, as did a pair of beautiful Panama-Pacific $50 gold commemoratives acquired at the Exposition in 1915 and passed down through the same family before being offered in this sale.”
And, according to Matt Quinn, director of currency auctions for Stack’s Bowers Galleries, “Currency prices realized in our March 2011 Baltimore Auction were led by a run of large size Legal Tender Notes from the 1860s, with obsolete notes and national bank notes also garnering much attention.”
The next Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction is the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo in June, followed by the Official ANA World’s Fair of Money and ANA/PNG Pre-Show auctions in Chicago in August.
For a complete list of prices realized in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2011 Baltimore Auction, visit Stack’s Bowers Site.