New York, NY (Vocus) February 19, 2010
Last month, Stack’s held its annual January Americana Sale in its private gallery in New York City. Over 3,000 lots were sold and $5 million worth of material changed hands. Properties from over 125 consignors were showcased in this sale including items from the Robert LeNeve C.S.A. Collection, the Manhattan Collection, the Maryland Historical Society, the Clinton Sherwood Ward Collection of U.S. Gold Coins, the Alan Bleviss Collection of Civil War Tokens, Part III and medals from the family of Charles E. Barber.
In recent weeks, the dollar market has become especially energetic. Dollars featured in the January Americana sale include the Tim and Marlee Gabriele Collection which offered an unlisted silver 1882 Pennsylvania Bicentennial Upland-Chester Dollar. Graded MS-64 by Numismatic Guarantee Corporation, this piece sold for $9,200. Additionally, a 1954 Albany "Cradle of the Union" Celebration medal in gold was sold. The piece is one of just 50 struck in gold. The "Cradle of the Union" medal more than quadrupled its pre-auction estimate when it sold for $5,175.
Miscellaneous tokens, countermarks, engraved coins and a collection of 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition elongated cents concluded the New York Americana Sale.
Founded in 1935, Stack’s is home to some of the most respected numismatic experts in the world. The company holds several records in the numismatic business including most expensive single coin ever sold at auction, the famous 1933 Double Eagle which sold in conjunction with Sotheby’s for $7.59 million, and the most valuable collection ever sold, the collection of John J. Ford, Jr. for nearly $60 million. In addition, Stack’s holds the #1 position in the American numismatic auction scene in terms of longevity, number of sales conducted, lots sold and great rarities handled. The company has offices in New York City and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. For more information, please visit http://www.Stacks.com.
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