An extremely rare Morgan dollar is among the prestigious offerings in the Rarities Night sale.
A key date Morgan dollar and an always-popular gold rarity, both certified by NGC, are among the highlights being offered as part of the Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night sale on August 15 in Chicago.
The 1889-CC Morgan silver dollar, graded NGC MS-65, is expected to realize well into the six figures in this auction. Though 350,000 of these were struck that year at the storied Carson City Mint, most were melted and the surviving population today is low. The NGC Census contains only one example with a higher numeric grade.
This exact coin was sold by a different auction house for $161,000 in 2005. Today, an MS-65 specimen would be expected to sell for nearly twice that amount, according to the NGC Price Guide and the latest Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”).
Another rarity, this one in gold, is the 1915-S Panama-Pacific octagonal $50 graded NGC MS-64, which is also expected to realize six figures. Only 645 of these were struck for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, and examples like this one are generally a highlight of any coin auction.
Other highlights of the Rarities Night auction include:
- A 1925-D cent graded NGC MS-66 RD (with no examples graded higher)
- A 1796 Large Date Small Letters silver dollar, BB-65, B-5, graded NGC MS-62
- A 1914 Buffalo nickel graded NGC PF-68+ (with no examples graded higher)
- A 1910 Barner dime graded NGC PF-69★ (the finest-known example)
- An 1877 Trade dollar graded NGC PF-67 Cameo
- An 1879 Trade dollar graded NGC PF-67★ Cameo
- An 1880 Trade dollar graded NGC PF-66 Ultra Cameo
- An 1869 silver three-cent piece graded NGC PF-68 Cameo
- A 1913 Type 1 Buffalo nickel graded NGC PF-68
- An 1817 Great Britain crown silver pattern graded NGC PF-64, with an estimate of $130,000 to $170,000 (USD)
- A 1775 MMA CA Russia rouble graded NGC Uncirculated Details, with an estimate of $100,000 to $120,000 (USD)
- A 1810 Italy 12-carlini silver pattern graded NGC MS-60, with an estimate of $60,000 to $70,000 (USD)
- A 2015 Canada Looney Tunes one-kilogram gold $2,500 graded NGC PF-69 Ultra Cameo, with an estimate of $45,000 to $55,000 (USD)
- A Roman Empire (Valerian I, AD 253-260) gold quinarius graded NGC Ancients AU★, 4/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface, with an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000 (USD)
- A Roman Empire (Caracalla, AD 198-217) gold aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch EF, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface with Fine Style, with an estimate of $25,000 to $30,000 (USD)
- A 1787 Morocco 10-mithquals graded NGC MS-61, with an estimate of $22,000 to $24,000 (USD)
All estimates are from the auction house and are provided in USD.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.