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Over $50 Million Sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction

by Stacks Bowers Galleries

Published on August 27, 2021

This 1804 dollar now ranks as the fifth most valuable coin ever sold at auction.
This 1804 dollar now ranks as the fifth most valuable coin ever sold at auction.


The firm racked up huge results in coins, paper money, and other numismatic treasures in the August 2021 ANA event, representing the largest ANA sale in the firm’s nearly 90-year history.


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Costa Mesa, CA -- Over $50 million in coins, paper money, and other numismatic treasures were sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, representing the largest ANA sale in the firm’s nearly 90-year history. Stack’s Bowers Galleries held their first sale of the ANA’s annual summer convention more than 80 years ago in 1939, and this year’s sale is a significant milestone of success at this historic venue.

This record setting $50 million sale was fueled by numerous individual records across all product categories, emphasizing Stack’s Bowers Galleries as a leader in every aspect of numismatics. These records were led by the $7.68 million realized for the finest known 1804 dollar, which now ranks as the fifth most valuable coin ever sold at auction and the second most valuable silver dollar, behind only the firm’s $10 million sale of a 1794 dollar in 2013. Additional records from the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Sale include the most valuable U.S. Mint medal that sold at $600,000, the most valuable Proof Saint-Gaudens With Motto $20 that realized $336,000, a firm record for the most valuable ancient coin at $312,000, and a rare uncut sheet of $5 notes from Macon, Georgia that realized nearly twice the high estimate at $156,000.

This $50 million in overall prices realized represents an increase of 70% above the firm’s 2019 ANA sale results and more than double the total realized in August 2020. This incredible growth was no doubt driven by the firm’s industry-leading technology, including their state-of-the-art auction gallery at Griffin Studios and their proprietary Coins In Motion animation technology. These advantages, combined with the world’s finest numismatic expertise, ensures that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will continue as an industry leader for decades to come. For more information on Stack's Bowers Galleries' record-setting August 2021 ANA sale or to consign your numismatic treasures to a future auction, contact the firm at 800-458-4646 or email info@StacksBowers.com.

About Stack's Bowers Galleries
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 85-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection.

The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack's Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.



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