January 15, 2015 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly present a series of numismatic auctions at Sotheby’s global headquarters in New York City. The first of these auctions will take place May 19-20, 2015, highlighted by Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Collection – the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands – followed the next day by an exclusive sale featuring numismatic rarities from various owners.
“We are delighted to be working with the team at Sotheby’s to present the unrivaled D. Brent Pogue Collection as well as other properties,” said Greg Roberts, CEO of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “As numismatists, we appreciate coins for their history and artistry and we fully expect these important numismatic sales to generate international interest, bringing a never before seen worldwide attention to the beauty, history and joy of numismatics.”
Stack’s Bowers Galleries continues their impressive legacy at the forefront of the rare coin field with over 80 years of expertise, including many of the most important rare coin collections ever to cross the auction block. Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744, and today presents auctions in ten different salesrooms around the globe.
Sotheby’s and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have collaborated a number of times to bring iconic numismatic properties to auction, including the Dallas Bank Collection in 2001 and the $7.6 million auction of the legendary 1933 Double Eagle in 2002 that became the most expensive coin in the world.
“It is a pleasure to once again work with Stack’s Bowers Galleries. We anticipate a series of sales that will be major events in the numismatic world,” stated Maarten ten Holder, Sotheby’s Managing Director, Americas.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will offer the extraordinary D. Brent Pogue Collection across a series of seven auctions. The Collection focuses on copper, silver, and gold coins from the early 1790s to the late 1830s, and includes some of the most important U.S. coins in existence, including the finest known Class I 1804 silver dollar – “The King of American Coins” – and the finest known and only example of the 1822 half eagle in private hands.
The D. Brent Pogue Collection and other numismatic rarities will be exhibited in Sotheby’s New York headquarters during Americana Week, from January 17-24, 2015, with other exhibitions to follow at Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s locations worldwide.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will be accepting limited consignments of United States and world coins and currency to present to their worldwide clientele.