4 Coin Collections That Made History in Auctions

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Several coin collections have made history through their auction sales, setting records and captivating the numismatic world. 

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1. The D. Brent Pogue Collection 

Assembled over several decades by the Pogue family, the collection featured rare and high-grade specimens spanning the entire spectrum of American numismatics. 

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2. The Eliasberg Collection 

The Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection is often considered the greatest collection of U.S. coins ever assembled by a single individual. Eliasberg, a successful Baltimore financier, spent over 50 years acquiring coins of the highest quality and rarity. 

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3. The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection 

In a series of auctions conducted by Stack's from 2003 to 2006, the Ford Collection realized over $60 million in total sales, setting numerous records along the way. The collection included rare and iconic pieces such as the 1787 Brasher Doubloon and the 1792 Silver Center Cent. 

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4. The Norweb Collection 

The Norweb Collection is considered one of the most significant collections of American coins ever formed. Assembled by the Norweb family over several generations, the collection featured a wide array of coins, including colonial issues, federal coinage, and patterns.  

These coin collections have left an indelible mark on the world of numismatics, not only for the quality and rarity of the coins they contained but also for the historical significance and passion of their collectors. 

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