NGC Highlights in Stack's Bowers' August Coin Auctions in Chicago
Posted on 7/25/2019
A key date Morgan Dollar and an always-popular gold rarity, both certified by NGC, are among the highlights being offered as part of the Stack's Bowers Rarities Night sale on August 15 in Chicago.
The 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar, graded NGC MS 65, is expected to realize well into the six figures in this auction. Although 350,000 of these were struck that year at the storied Carson City Mint, most were melted and the surviving population today is low. The NGC Census lists only one example with a higher numeric grade.
|1889-CC Morgan Dollar, graded NGC MS 65.Click images to enlarge.|
This exact coin was sold by a different auction house for $161,000 in 2005. Today, an MS 65 specimen would be expected to sell for nearly twice that amount, according to the NGC Price Guide and the latest A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book").
Another rarity, this one in gold, is the 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal $50 graded NGC MS 64, which is also expected to realize six figures. Only 645 of these were struck for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, and examples like this one are generally a highlight of any coin auction.
Other highlights of the Rarities Night auction include:
- A 1925-D Cent graded NGC MS 66 RD (with no examples graded higher)
- A 1796 Large Date Small Letters Silver Dollar, BB-65, B-5, graded NGC MS 62
- A 1914 Buffalo Nickel graded NGC PF 68+ (with no examples graded higher)
- A 1910 Barner Dime graded NGC PF 69★ (the finest known example)
- An 1877 Trade Dollar graded NGC PF 67 Cameo
- An 1879 Trade Dollar graded NGC PF 67★ Cameo
- An 1880 Trade Dollar graded NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo
- An 1869 Silver Three Cent Piece graded NGC PF 68 Cameo
- A 1913 Type 1 Buffalo Nickel graded NGC PF 68
- An 1817 Great Britain Crown Silver Pattern graded NGC PF 64, with an estimate of $130,000 to $170,000 (USD)
- A 1775MMA CA Russia Rouble graded NGC UNC Details, with an estimate of $100,000 to $120,000 (USD)
- A 1810 Italy 12 Carlini Silver Pattern graded NGC MS 60, with an estimate of $60,000 to $70,000 (USD)
- A 2015 Canada Looney Tunes 1-Kilogram Gold $2,500 graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo, with an estimate of $45,000 to $55,000 (USD)
- A Roman Empire (Valerian I, AD 253-260) Gold Quinarius graded NGC Ancients AU★, 4/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface , with an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000 (USD)
- A Roman Empire (Caracalla, AD 198-217) Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch XF, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface with Fine Style, with an estimate of $25,000 to $30,000 (USD)
- A 1787 Morocco 10 Mithquals graded NGC MS 61, with an estimate of $22,000 to $24,000 (USD)
All estimates are from the auction house and provided in USD.