A third installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection brought in $17,135,612.50 at auction this past weekend at a sale conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s in New York City. This brings the overall total realized by sales of the Pogue collection to $68,577,182, more than any other single collection in history.
The Garrett 1793 Flowing Hair Chain cent, graded MS-65 RB by PCGS, brought in the largest sum of the auction at $998,750. Another significant portion of the overall total came from 11 half cents that brought in a combined $4,159,500.
The previous record for most valuable collection sold was held by the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, which brought in $62 million from 26 separate sales held from 2003 to 2013.
The remainder of the Pogue collection is expected to be sold in two more auctions slated for later this year, the first of which will take place in May. Fifty-year-old D. Brent Pogue has amassed his inimitable collection over the course of 35 years with the help of his father, Property Developer A. Mack Pogue. Prior to the sales, which began last year, the collection included 650 of some of the world’s most valuable coins, and was known to be the single most valuable collection of U.S. coinage ever privately assembled.
Coin Update will post a fuller recap of last weekend’s auction in the coming days. Our preview of the sale can be viewed here.
Images courtesy of Stack’s Bowers.