U.S. silver dollar sells for US$3.3M in record-breaking coin auction

Friday’s final auction yielded about $21.4 million, including the 1804 dollar, an 1811 half cent that brought $998,750, and a 1793 Liberty Cap cent that sold for $940,000, making it the most valuable circulated cent ever sold.

The five auction events were held over the past two years by Stack’s Bowers Galleries of Santa Ana, Calif., in conjunction with Sotheby’s in Baltimore.
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A five-part sale of the D. Brent Pogue coin collection that ended Friday netted a total of almost $106.7 million.

BALTIMORE — A rare 1804 silver dollar fetched almost US$3.3 million dollars in what officials say is a record-breaking coin collection auction.

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(Stack’s Bowers Galleries via AP) This image provided by Stack’s Bowers Galleries shows a rare 1804 silver dollar.