NGC-certified 1794 Dollar Realizes Over $800,000 in Stack's Bowers Sale

Posted on 9/8/2021

Several US coins graded by NGC had amazing results in the recent auction.

A recently discovered 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar and eight other vintage coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) each realized six figures in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night ANA Auction on August 17, 2021.

In its first appearance in a public sale, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded NGC AU 55 (lot 4109) realized $840,000. The Flowing Hair Dollar set the standard for America’s monetary system even though it was minted for only two years. From a mintage of 1,758, only 150 known examples survive to this day.

1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded NGC AU 55. Realized: $840,000
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Meanwhile, a 1796 Draped Bust Dollar with Small Date and Small Letters graded NGC MS 64 and pedigreed to the Eric P. Newman Collection and “Colonel” E.H.R. Green (lot 4112) realized $456,000. This exceptionally high-grade example boasts a well-centered strike and is well-preserved.

1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 64. Realized: $456,000
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Other NGC-certified highlights that were part of the August sale included:

  • an 1803 14-Star Reverse $10 graded NGC MS 66 (lot 4228) that realized $264,000
  • an 1802 Draped Bust Half Dime graded NGC AU 50 (lot 4048) that realized $228,000
  • a 1795 9 Leaves $10 graded NGC AU 58 (lot 4221) that realized $228,000
  • an 1854 Type 2 Gold Dollar graded NGC MS 68 and pedigreed to Eliasberg (lot 4157) that realized $156,000
  • a 1796 15 Stars Half Dollar graded NGC AU 55 (lot 4085) that realized $144,000
  • an 1851 887 With “50” Augustus Humbert $50 graded NGC MS 61 (lot 4304) that realized $132,000
  • an 1870-CC Half Dollar graded NGC MS 62 (lot 4093) that realized $102,000

All prices realized include the buyer’s premium.

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