Stack’s Bowers Galleries To Present Diverse Numismatic Rarities In June Showcase Auction

Featuring Specialized Collections of Franklin Half Dollars, Liberty Seated Silver Dollars and Gold Coins from the Fairmont Collection-Albertine Set

by Stacks Bowers Galleries | Published on May 30, 2024

Costa Mesa, CA – Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ June 2024 Showcase Auction, held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo, presents eight sessions of American numismatic items from tokens and medals to early American coppers to rare date gold, as well as a wide array of physical cryptocurrency. Session will run from June 17 through June 21, with the highly anticipated Rarities Night session on Tuesday, June 18 and the Albertine Set of Fairmont Collection Gold Coins on Wednesday, June 19.

Rarities Night presents an incredible offering of some of the finest, rarest, and most desirable coins to cross the auction block. From a Gem 1652 Pine Tree shilling to the incredibly rare 1885 pattern eagle struck in aluminum, and all points in between, if you are a connoisseur of rare United States coinage, you will certainly find something to add to your collection. Highlights include:

  • Lot 3027. 1920-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-66 (NGC).
  • Lot 3032. 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime. LM-10. Rarity-3. MS-65 (NGC).
  • Lot 3036. 1804 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. Rarity-5. 13 Stars on Reverse. AU-53 (NGC).
  • Lot 3054. 1834 Capped Bust Quarter. B-4. Rarity-1. MS-67 (NGC). OH.
  • Lot 3097. 1838 Gobrecht Silver Dollar. Name Removed. Judd-84, Pollock-93. Rarity-5. Silver. Reeded Edge. Die Alignment III. Proof-64 (NGC).
  • Lot 3100. 1857 Liberty Seated Silver Dollar. Proof-65 (PCGS). CAC.
  • Lot 3117. 1891 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66 DPL (NGC).
  • Lot 3138. 1926-D Peace Silver Dollar. MS-67 (PCGS).
  • Lot 3143. 1855 Gold Dollar. Type II. MS-66 (PCGS).
  • Lot 3157. 1827 Capped Head Quarter Eagle. BD-1. Rarity-5. AU-58 (PCGS).
  • Lot 3169. 1911-D Indian Head Quarter Eagle. Strong D. MS-65 (NGC).
  • Lot 3172. 1872 Three Dollar Gold Piece. JD-1. Rarity-6+. Proof-64 Cameo (NGC).
  • Lot 3174. 1879 Four-Dollar Gold Stella. Flowing Hair. Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1. Rarity-3. Gold. Reeded Edge. Proof-67 Cameo (PCGS).
  • Lot 3210. MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. High Relief. Flat Rim. MS-66 (NGC). CMQ.
  • Lot 3228. 1874 Pattern Bickford Eagle. Judd-1374, Pollock-1519. Rarity-6-. Copper. Reeded Edge. Proof-66 BN (NGC).
  • Lot 3229. 1877 Pattern Half Dollar. Judd-1539, Pollock-1708. Rarity-8. Copper. Reeded Edge. Proof-65+ RB (PCGS). CAC.

The Fairmont Collection - Albertine Set comprises 294 lots that, as with previous selections from the Fairmont Collection, are incredibly fresh, totally original, and feature overall outstanding grades from PCGS and a high CAC-approval rate. Extensive offerings of branch mint delicacies abound, from Charlotte and Dahlonega half eagles to Carson City double eagles. If you collect rare date U.S. gold coins, there is likely something for even the most advanced collector. Highlights include:

  • Lot 4039. 1865-S Half Eagle. AU-53 (PCGS).
  • Lot 4089. 1911-D Half Eagle. MS-63 (PCGS).
  • Lot 4099. 1915-S Half Eagle. MS-63 (PCGS). CAC.
  • Lot 4128. 1855-O Eagle. Winter-1. AU-53 (PCGS).
  • Lot 4164. 1890-CC Eagle. MS-63 (PCGS). CAC.
  • Lot 4219. 1864-S Double Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS).
  • Lot 4221. 1866-S Double Eagle. No Motto. AU-50 (PCGS). CAC.
  • Lot 4231. 1872-CC Double Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS). CAC.
  • Lot 4233. 1873-CC Double Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS).
  • Lot 4241. 1876-CC Double Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC.
  • Lot 4247. 1878-CC Double Eagle. AU-53 (PCGS).
  • Lot 4257. 1885-CC Double Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS).
  • Lot 4263. 1891-CC Double Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS). CAC.
  • Lot 4268. 1893-CC Double Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC.

In addition, Session 1 presents a specialized offering of the John Stoebner Collection of Franklin Half Dollars, the #3 All-Time Finest Collection on the PCGS Set Registry (Mint State and Proof). Following soon after is the Ray Ballinger Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars, which, aside from the ultra-rare 1870-S and the unknown 1873-S, is a complete set of circulation strikes by date and mintmark. Both cabinets include many important and infrequent opportunities for specialists that should not be missed.

“This sale is one of our most impressive offerings for a June Showcase Auction,” said Brian Kendrella, President of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “As 2024 progresses, the rare coin market continues to grow, strengthening with every auction, and we have seen demand increase not just for the finest and rarest pieces, but across most areas of the rare coin market. We anticipate this trend will continue with our June sale.”

More information, including complete auction listings, lot viewing schedule, and session times can be found at To consign to a Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction call 800-458-4646 or email

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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 80-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 Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.

Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, 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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