Stack’s Bowers Galleries Celebrates Highly Successful Global Showcase Auction Total Prices Realized Top $60 Million Across All Categories

Author: By Stack’s Bowers Galleries / September 23, 2022

Costa Mesa, CA – Continuing the resounding triumphs achieved in January’s NYINC sale and May’s Hong Kong auction, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their 2022 Summer Global Showcase Auction held as an official auctioneer partner of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins comprised 3,178 lots, with an astounding 97.6% sell through rate and a total realization of $12.77 million. Across the entire nine-day event, the Summer Global Showcase Auction brought over $60 million, becoming the firm’s highest grossing auction of all time. (All prices include the buyer’s premium.)

Numerous collections headlined the World and Ancient portions of the sale, including the Mark & Lottie Salton Collection featuring Latin American and British rarities, the Augustana Collection offering British and Czech highlights, the Robert C. Knepper Collection of coins bearing the “Wildman” motif, the Sigma Collection of Russian rarities, the Avrabanel Collection presenting Spanish and New World classics, and lastly, the Pat Johnson Collection highlighting Latin American stunners.

Four of the sale’s top five sellers emanated from one of these named cabinets—the Augustana Collection. Topping all coins was a dazzling Gold “Una and the Lion” 5 Pounds Pattern from 1839, which realized $408,000, while a slightly earlier 5 Pounds of William III & Mary II from 1692 brought $180,000. Two more modern pieces from the earlier coinage of Czechoslovakia, a 1938 10 Ducats and a 1938 5 Ducats, each sold for $204,000. The highest priced coin not from the Augustana Collection was a MS-61 1732-Mo 4 Reales from Mexico that realized an amazing $240,000.

Other World Coin Highlights:

Lot 30005: CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Ducats, 1930. Kremnica Mint. NGC MS-65. Sold for $84,000.

Lot 30015: CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Ducats, 1951. Kremnica Mint. NGC MS-64. Sold for $132,000.

Lot 30410: GERMAN NEW GUINEA. 10 Mark, 1895-A. Berlin Mint. Wilhelm II. PCGS PROOF-64 Cameo. Sold for $90,000.

Lot 30476: INDIA. 2 Mohurs Restrike, “1835”-(C). Calcutta Mint. William IV. NGC PROOF-65 Ultra Cameo. Sold for $108,000.

Lot 30680: RUSSIA. 1-1/2 Rubles (“Family Ruble”) – 10 Zlotych, 1836-NY. St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas I. NGC MS-60. Sold for $84,000.

Lot 31002: PORTUGAL. 10 Cruzados (Portugues), ND (1521-57). Lisbon Mint. Joao III. PCGS EF-45. Sold for $90,000.

Lot 31211: GREAT BRITAIN. Pound, 1642. Oxford Mint. Charles I. PCGS AU-53. Sold for $120,000.

Lot 31215: GREAT BRITAIN. Pound, 1644. Oxford Mint. Charles I. PCGS EF-40. Sold for $84,000.

Lot 31249: GREAT BRITAIN. 5 Guineas Year DVODECIMO, 1713. London Mint. Anne. PCGS AU-58. Sold for $114,000.

Lot 32100: GREAT BRITAIN. 5 Pounds, 1826. London Mint. George IV. PCGS PROOF-62 Deep Cameo. Sold for $96,000.

Complete prices realized for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction are now available at On the heels of such a successful offering, the firm’s World and Ancient coin department is preparing for their Official Auction of the January 2023 NYINC Auction. To consign to this or another 2023 Stack’s Bowers Galleries Showcase Auction or to an upcoming Collectors Choice Online Auction email or call 800-458-4646

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 nearly 90-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, Philadelphia, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries hosts an annual Global Showcase in August featuring United States coins and currency, Ancient coins and World coins and currency in its Costa Mesa auction gallery. They are also the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic events, including the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, the Spring and Fall Hong Kong shows, and the Valkenburg Paper Money Shows. 

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