Coin Collection Now Worth More than $200 Million Up for Auction

Dallas real estate developer, A. Mack Pogue began collecting coins with his son Brent in the early 1970s. Their collection started small, when Brent was only a teenager, and focused on early American coins. Over the next 40 years, the two became regulars at major coin auctions around the United States and eventually, had acquired more than 650 of the rarest American coins ever minted. 

It has been called the single greatest collection of American coins ever assembled. The set is scheduled to be auctioned by Sotheby’s beginning May 19th and is predicted to fetch upwards of $200 million dollars by auction’s end.

It is a collection that contains some of the finest examples of several different rare coins. With numismatic gems such as the 1792 “half disme” (the first coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint), the only known examples of an 1822 $5 gold half eagle and 1854-S half eagle, and an assortment of superb 18th century silver dollars, the D. Brent Pogue collection surpasses even the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian.

It was only through extensive research and dogged perseverance that A. Mack Pogue and his son Brent were able to slowly put together the most valuable collection of rare coins in the world.  

The more than 650 rare pieces will be put up in a series of auctions hosted by Sotheby’s and Stack’s Bower Galleries. It has been called a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for numismatists and is expected to draw participants from all over the world.    

Here is a list of the coins and the scheduled auction dates: 

Half-Dimes

  • 1792 Half Disme. LM-1, Judd-7, Pollock-7. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime. LM-3.Specimen-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime. LM-3. MS-64+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime. LM-10. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1796 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. LIKERTY. MS-67+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1796 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1796/5 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-2. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1797 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. 15 Stars. MS-67 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015
  • 1797 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-3. 16 Stars. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. MS-68 (PCGS). Ex: Norweb Part I – May 2015
  • 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-3. LIBEKTY. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1801 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-2. AU-58 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015
  • 1802 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. AU-50 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1803 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. Small 8. AU-58 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1803 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-3. Large 8. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1805 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. AU-55 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1829 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-2. Proof-67+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1829 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-2. MS-67+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1829 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-13.1. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1830 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-14. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1831 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-6. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1832 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. MS-66 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1833 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-10. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1834 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-1, FS-301. 3/Inverted 3. MS-67+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1834 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-1, FS-301. 3/Inverted 3. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1834 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-2. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1835 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-6. Large Date, Small 5C. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1835 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-10. Small Date, Small 5C. MS-67+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1835 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-10. Small Date, Small 5C. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1836 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-3. 3/Inverted 3. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1836 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-3. 3/Inverted 3. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1836 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-5. Small 5C. MS-67+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1837 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-5. Large 5C. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015

Dimes

  • 1796 Draped Bust Dime. JR-4. MS-66+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1797 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. 16 Stars. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1797 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. 13 Stars. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1798/7 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. 16-Star Reverse. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1798/7 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. 13-Star Reverse. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1798 Draped Bust Dime. JR-3. Small 8. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1798 Draped Bust Dime. JR-4. Large 8. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1800 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Norweb Part I – May 2015
  • 1801 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. MS-61 (PCGS). Ex: Lovejoy – Bareford Part I – May 2015
  • 1802 Draped Bust Dime. JR-4. MS-62 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1803 Draped Bust Dime. JR-3. MS-64 (PCGS). Ex: Lovejoy – Bareford Part I – May 2015
  • 1804 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. 13-Star Reverse. AU-55 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015
  • 1804 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. 14-Star Reverse. AU-58 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1804 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. 14-Star Reverse. AU-53 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1805 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. 4 Berries. MS-67 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015
  • 1805 Draped Bust Dime. JR-2. 4 Berries. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1807 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. MS-66 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015

Quarter Dollars

  • 1796 Draped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1804 Draped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-64 (PCGS). Ex: Bareford Part I – May 2015
  • 1805 Draped Bust Quarter. B-3. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1806/5 Draped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1806 Draped Bust Quarter. B-10. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1807 Draped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-65+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1815 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015
  • 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarter. B-3. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1819 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Large 9. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1820 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Large 0. Proof-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1820 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Large 0. MS-66 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1820 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. Large 0. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1820 Capped Bust Quarter. B-3. Medium 0. MS-66 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1820 Capped Bust Quarter. B-5. Small 0. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1821 Capped Bust Quarter. B-5. Proof-67 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1821 Capped Bust Quarter. B-6. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015
  • 1822 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Proof-67 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1822 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-64 (PCGS). Ex: Garrett Part I – May 2015
  • 1822 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. 25/50C. Proof-65 (PCGS). Ex: Garrett Part I – May 2015
  • 1822 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. 25/50C. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1823/2 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. AU-58 (PCGS). Ex: Norweb Part I – May 2015
  • 1824/2 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1825/4/2 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1825/4/2 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1827/3/2 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Proof-66+ Cameo (PCGS). Ex: Garrett – Mickley Part I – May 2015
  • 1828 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1828 Capped Bust Quarter. B-3. 25/50C. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1831 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Small Letters. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1831 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. Small Letters. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1831 Capped Bust Quarter. B-4. Small Letters. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1831 Capped Bust Quarter. B-5. Large Letters. Proof-65 Cameo (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1832 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1832 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1833 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1834 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. Proof-67+ Cameo (PCGS). Ex: Norweb – Brand Part I – May 2015
  • 1834 Capped Bust Quarter. B-4. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1835 Capped Bust Quarter. B-7. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1836 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1836 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1837 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1837 Capped Bust Quarter. B-2. MS-67 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1838 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. Proof-66 (PCGS). Ex: Pittman Part I – May 2015
  • 1838 Capped Bust Quarter. B-1. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015

Half Dollars

  • 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-101a. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-117. Two Leaves. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-121. Two Leaves. MS-64 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-121a. Two Leaves. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-126a. Small Head, Two Leaves. MS-62 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Small Eagle. O-101. 15 Stars. Specimen-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Small Eagle. O-101. 15 Stars. MS-62 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Small Eagle. O-102. 16 Stars. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Small Eagle. O-101a. MS-66 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1801 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1801 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. AU-58 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1802 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. MS-62 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1803 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. Large 3. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1803 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-104. Small 3. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1805/4 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1805 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-111. MS-61 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1806/5 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. MS-63 (PCGS). Ex: Garrett Part I – May 2015
  • 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-108. Knobbed 6, Stem Not Through Claw. EF-40 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-109. Pointed 6, Stem Not Through Claw. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-118a. Pointed 6, Stem Through Claw. MS-65 (PCGS). Ex: Eliasberg Part I – May 2015
  • 1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-105. MS-66 (PCGS). Ex: Garrett Part I – May 2015

Quarter Eagles

  • 1796 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. No Stars. BD-2. MS-62 (PCGS). Ex: Garrett Part I – May 2015
  • 1796 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. Stars. BD-3. MS-62 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1797 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. AU-58 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1798 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. Close Date, 4 Berries. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1802/’1′ Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. MS-64 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1804 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. 13-Star Reverse. AU-53 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1804 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-2. 14-Star Reverse. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1805 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. MS-64+ (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1805 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. MS-63 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1806/4 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. Stars 8×5. MS-62 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1806/5 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-2. Stars 7×6. MS-62 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1807 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle. BD-1. MS-65 (PCGS). Part I – May 2015
  • 1808 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle. BD-1. MS-65 (PCGS).

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