29-03-2016 – 05-04-2016
Official Auction of the March 2016 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo
Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the Baltimore Expo
Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents exciting premium collector coins and world class rarities in their upcoming Official Auction of the March 2016 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The event will include seven live sessions (March 30-April 1) and three Internet sessions (April 4-6).
Opening the sale and comprising sessions one and two is Part II of the Twin Leaf Collection of United States Large Cents. In July 2015, Stack’s Bowers Galleries presented Part I of this unprecedented collection of Middle and Late Date large cents, an offering that was extremely well received. Part II continues this tradition with numerous Gem coppers and desirable Proof examples, many with long and impressive pedigrees.
Lot 12050: 1942 Assay Commission Medal. By John R. Sinnock and Pierre Simon DuVivier. JK AC-87. Rarity-6. Edge Incuse RALPH W. SMITH. MS-66 (NGC).
Session three begins on Thursday and includes a world-class collection of Assay Commission medals, including several rarities not present in the famous Keusch Collection that Stack’s sold in 2008. Other highlights of this session include an amazing run of Indian Peace medals from the Collections of The Strong, including a medium size 1837 Martin Van Buren in silver and a large size 1857 James Buchanan in silver – both extremely desirable and sure to attract much attention. The Collection of Henry Mitchell, a complete date set of half cents including the Proof-only issues, is also well represented. Additional significant medals, colonials, and copper coins round out the session and are bound to delight bidders.
Lot 13003: 1783 John Chalmers Shilling. W-1785. Birds, Short Worm. EF-40 (PCGS).
The Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night session, crossing the block Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time, contains so many treasures that this session alone is worth the trip to Baltimore! Two 1783 John Chalmers Short Worm shillings are offered in highly collectible grades of EF-40 and VF-35, both certified by PCGS. A legendary half cent variety from the Collection of Henry Mitchell, a 1796 No Pole example, will be a real prize, as offerings of these are few and far between and they are typically tightly held after acquisition. For the Lincoln cent collector, a Top-Pop 1917 Doubled Die in PCGS MS-67 RD offers glowing luster and unbeatable eye appeal!
Lot 13092: 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Draped Bust. BB-52, B-15. Rarity-2. Centered Bust. MS-63+ (PCGS). 30th Anniversary Secure Holder.
Early type coins are sure to delight, and include an 1831 Capped Bust quarter in Proof-65 Cameo by PCGS; an ever-popular 1836 Capped Bust, reeded edge variety half dollar in MS-63 from the Fossil Creek Collection; an incredible Choice Mint State 1795 Draped Bust dollar from the Monument Hill Collection; a sharply struck 1850-D Liberty quarter eagle from the Joseph Freedberg Collection in MS-62 (PCGS), and a historic Miner’s Bank $10 territorial that NGC has certified as MS-62. Rarities Night will be dominated by the offering of the finest known 1799 eagle in existence! Fresh to the market and certified as MS-66 by PCGS (in an OGH with a CAC sticker), this lot is likely to be referenced for quite some time in the future. Opportunity is knocking!
Lot 14105: 1807 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-8. Rarity-2. AU-53 (PCGS).
Stack’s Bowers’ additional live auction U.S. coin sessions – five, seven, and eight – also contain numerous silver and gold coins that will attract fierce competition when they take their turns at the podium. Howard’s New Bust Assets NGC Registry Set of Capped Bust half dollars is certainly a highlight and contains more than its fair share of gorgeous type coins. Other highlights include an unusually large selection of quality Liberty Seated dollars from the Fossil Creek and Monument Hill collections, as well as several Proof Morgan dollars that are absolute delights, highlighted by a CAC-approved 1887 in Gem Proof Cameo.
Lot 31032: 1860 Japanese Embassy medal. Baker-368. Silver. 53 mm. MS-60 (NGC).
The Internet-only sessions contain numerous type coins, exonumia, and even some scarce esoteric items that will appeal to a wide-range of collectors. Featured is the Cramer Collection of Robert Lovett, Jr. Medals – an impressive assemblage of Lovett medals being presented as its own section. Highlights among this collection include three Mint State 1860 Japanese Embassy medals, one of which is in the scarce silver composition. If a twentieth century key-date issue has been on your list, this is an opportune time to fill the hole in your collection, as there is outstanding representation in every series.
Whether attending in person or bidding from home, the famous Stack’s Bowers Galleries customer service will be available. Visit the Stack’s Bowers Galleries table at the convention or call any of the firm’s expert numismatists and consignment directors at any time. If you are not attending the convention, bidding can be done by telephone or in real time at Stack’s Bowers’ dynamic new website.