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Ship of Gold Arrives at Long Beach

February 12, 2018

     The upcoming Long Beach Expo will feature an exhibit of Gold coins from the S.S. Central America. This steamship, now known as the “Ship of Gold”, was lost off the coast of the Carolinas in 1857 and contained tons of U.S. Gold coins along with ingots and gold dust. PCGS is grading over 3,100 Gold coins from this treasure trove and many of these rarities will be on display. The value of the exhibited portion of the salvage operation has been insured for $40 million, and there is still much more to come....

1857 S Double Eagle recovered from the S.S. Central America will be on display at the Long Beach Expo

This rainbow toned 1857 S Double Eagle recovered from the S.S. Central America will be on display at the Long Beach Expo February 22-24, 2017


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February 2018

Another Look at the Top Rarities Auctioned in 2017

     Every year the major auction houses seem to bring out the best of the best including some long lost rarities that we haven’t seen on the market in quite some time. This past year was no exception as numerous rarities found their way out of their hiding places and into new collections. Despite the fact that bullion has been the focus for many investors and dealers have shifted their efforts to modern minted coins, the auction houses in 2017 still managed to attract some great rarities in their sales.

     The sale of a 1792 Half Disme in PCGS MS66 by Heritage Auctions was not the highest valued coin of the year, but it is truly a favorite of collectors; it sold for $493,500 and is tied for the third finest known with two others in the same grade. This coin is considered to be as rare and coveted as the 1804 Dollar, the 1913 Liberty Nickel and the 1894 S Barber Dime. The 1792 Half Disme is also an important part of history as it was the very first national coinage issued in America. PCGS lists one MS67 and one MS68 in their population report....

1792 Half Disme PCGS MS66

1792 Half Disme PCGS MS66 sold for $493,500 at the Heritage Auctions FUN Show U.S. Coins Signature Sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

January 4-9, 2017


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D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V

Hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

There have been hundreds of great auctions over the last 100 years, but none have been more significant in establishing new values for high-end rarities than the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, realizing a total of over $106 million. With so many highlights, it would be impossible to show them all.


D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

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1808 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle Gold PCGS MS65

1808 Capped Bust $2 1/2 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS65 sold for $2,350,000 in the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York, May 19, 2015

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