Results: The highly anticipated auction of Part II of the D. Brent Pogue Collection on September 30 far exceeded estimates, bringing in a strong total of $26,120,838. The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar led the auction, selling at $4.9 million, followed by a 1795 Eagle at $2.5 million, selling for more than double its high estimate.
Overview: The catalogue for this auction is available here.
First and finest!
Part II of this remarkable collection will highlight the most splendidly preserved example known of the first silver dollar struck for circulation in 1794, as well as a the finest extant example of the first eagle (ten dollar gold piece) struck in 1795. The 1794 silver dollar has an unrivaled provenance reaching back to 1794-95, and the 1795 eagle may well be the most perfectly preserved 18th century United States gold coin in existence.