Bowers and Merena to Present the Globus Collection in November Baltimore Sale

Posted on 8/14/2009

Bowers and Merena’s official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature the entire US and World coin collection of the late Dr. Alfred R. Globus.

Bowers and Merena Auctions returns to Baltimore, Md., for the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 10-14, 2009. The auction will feature the collection of U.S. and world coins assembled by one of America’s most renowned numismatic collectors, Dr. Alfred R. Globus.

Dr. Alfred R. Globus

Dr. Alfred R. Globus was born July 1, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Doctor of Science degree from Hanover College in Indiana and for a short time served as professor of biochemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He licensed his first chemical process at age 20 for the electrolytic recovery of iron from iron ore, and just two years after that he formed the company that would later become United-Guardian, Inc. In 1943, he built a commercial plant for the production of vitally needed tungsten concentrates, and served as a consultant to the War Production Board during World War II. Dr. Globus served as the chief executive officer of United-Guardian for more than 60 years. Over those years he was granted at least 35 patents for the many products and processes that he developed. Dr. Globus passed away in April of 2009 at age 88.

"During his lifetime Dr. Globus was an avid collector of coins and stamps," said Steve Deeds, president of Bowers and Merena. "He was known worldwide as an expert in both fields, and auctions of his coins over the years have brought intense interest on the part of expert collectors in the United States and overseas."

China 10 Dollars, YR.1 (1916)
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Bowers and Merena will present Dr. Globus’ entire collection of U.S. and world coins in the November Official Baltimore Auction, consisting of several hundred lots. Spotlight coins include:

  • China 10 Dollars, YR.1 (1916), FR.-3, Y-333, NGC-MS62

  • Denmark Ducat, 1746 Frederik V, 1746-1766, FR.-264, KM-552, NGC-MS62

  • Germany Saxony-Coburg-Gotha, 20 Marks, 1895-A, FR.-3853, Y-151, NGC-MS62

"I was fortunate to know Dr. Globus for many years, since the 1980s," said Richard Ponterio, executive vice president of Bowers and Merena and founder of Ponterio & Associates. "Many of these coins have been in his possession for decades, and the sale of these coins will be keenly anticipated by knowledgeable and eager collectors throughout the world. Some of these coins were even in the original 1970s flips. It’s an incredible collection and will surely draw worldwide attention."

Bowers and Merena is accepting U.S. consignments alongside the Alfred R. Globus Collection until September 28, and world consignments until August 10. Interested consignors should call Bowers and Merena at 800.458.4646 for more information. Printed catalogs will be available in late October and will be posted online at

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in this piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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