CDN's Editor Visits Stack's Bowers Galleries to Preview the Pogue Currency Collection

I was astounded by the quality and rarity of the notes in this "secret" collection of rare paper.

by Patrick Ian Perez l Published on January 30, 2020

1863 $100 Legal Tender "Spread Eagle"

On January 29th I paid a personal visit to Stack's Bowers Galleries in Southern California for an exclusive preview of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States paper money. While the Pogue coin collection is world famous, many were unaware that the late Mr. Pogue also assembled a world-class and sure to be legendary currency collection.

The collection, to be auctioned during the Whitman Baltimore Expo in late March, contains around 250 pieces. While the collection consists of notes that are very high quality and rarity, it is not a "classical" collection, meaning it is not a type set nor did it attempt to be complete by Friedberg number. Instead, many unique and special pieces are included.

1878 $10 Silver Certificate "Triple Signature"

These include numerous Serial Number One notes, Large Size Replacement (Star) notes, and notes with Courtesy Autographs from early government officials and other inscriptions. It can best be described as a "collector's collection" because it is apparent that Pogue simply bought what he loved. Enjoy these highlights.

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Author: Patrick Ian Perez

Patrick Ian Perez image Patrick Ian Perez began as a full time numismatist in June of 2008. For six years he owned and operated a retail brick and mortar coin shop in southern California. He joined the Coin Dealer Newsletter in August of 2014 and was promoted to Editor in June 2015. In addition to United States coins, his numismatic interests include world paper money, world coins with an emphasis on Mexico and Germany, and numismatic literature. Patrick has been also published in the Journal of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS).