Sotheby’s is delighted to announce our forthcoming sale of Historic Coins and Medals, featuring Magnificent Morgan Silver Dollars from the collection of Ralph and Lois Stone, and a fine assortment of Indian Peace Medals from a Distinguished Private Collection. The Stone Collection also includes a complete set of Three Cent Silver pieces, a virtually complete set of United States Silver Commemorative coins (1892-1954), a small selection of United States gold coins, and an original set of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative coins, all in superb condition.
The Morgan dollar is without doubt one of the most avidly collected series of all of United States coins. The Stone collection, which is complete by date and mintmark, is one of the finest ever formed, and may possibly be unsurpassed by collections currently in private hands. Its greatest strength lies in the exceptionally high grades of preservation of the rarest dates in the series. The collection was formed during the first decade of third-party grading, and all the coins will be sold in their original, vintage, PCGS and NGC holders.