Nine Rare NGC-certified US Vintage Coins Realize Six Figures in November Sale

Posted on 11/26/2021

The Stack's Bowers auction included some great rarities struck in the early years of the US Mint.

Nine rare US vintage coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), including a 1797 Half Eagle, each realized six figures each in the Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Baltimore Auction. The sale took place November 23, 2021.

The 1797 Small Eagle Half Eagle of the 15-star variety, which is graded NGC MS 60 (lot 4104), was one of the top coins in the sale, realizing $168,000. Not only did it survive for more than two centuries, but this particular example is also the only Mint State one in the NGC Census.

1797 Small Eagle Half Eagle with 15 Stars graded NGC MS 60 Realized:$168,000
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Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale included:

  • an 1851 Humbert 887 Reeded $50 graded NGC MS 61 (lot 4148) that realized $168,000
  • a 1796 Small Date and Large Letters Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 63 (lot 4044) that realized $162,000
  • an 1873 Three-Dollar Gold with Open 3 graded NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo (lot 4098) that realized $144,000
  • a 1797/5 Large Eagle Half Eagle graded NGC AU 58 (lot 4106) that realized $120,000
  • a 1797 Small Eagle Half Eagle 15-star variety graded NGC AU 53 (lot 4105) that realized $117,000
  • a 1796 Eagle graded NGC AU 58 (lot 4126) that realized $108,000
  • a 1912 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded NGC PF 65 (lot 4140) that realized $108,000
  • an 1870-CC Seated Liberty Half Dollar graded NGC MS 62 (lot 4037) that realized $102,000

All prices realized include buyer’s premium.

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