The recent sale by auction house Stack’s of the silver and gold coin collection of the C.B. Slade Jr. Estate was one of the most successful collectible coin auctions in recently memory. Stack’s said that the two-day auction of the collection of the former meat packing executive and coin enthusiast netted almost $2.6 million.
Among the big items sold in the live and online auction on June 15-16 were several lots featuring Morgan dollars — one of the most collectible of all coins. For example, an 1879 mint Carson City issue Morgan dollar sold at the auction for $4,600. Despite not having a GSA box or certificate, the sharp strike and attractive color made this coin a prime example of the Morgan dollar series.
There were also plenty of examples of vintage silver dollars available in the auction. One example of an early silver dollar for sale was a 1795 Flowing Hair dollar that was in fine condition despite being more than 200 years old. This coin also sold to a bidder for $4,600.