D. Brent Pogue assembled the most valuable collection of coins and banknotes in history – with a market value exceeding $100 million US – before his unexpected death last July.
More than 200 notes from his collection were recently re-certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG). All of Pogue’s notes are now encapsulated in the latest-generation PMG holder.
“His banknotes reflect remarkable quality, rarity and scope,” according to PMG officials. “The collection includes many finest-known examples, special serial numbers, Star/replacement notes and other great rarities. Many of the notes are pedigreed to some of the most important collections of the last century.”
With a total estimate of $8 million US to $10 million US, the D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money will be offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries this March in conjunction with the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore.
“The D. Brent Pogue Collection is one of the finest we have ever handled and we sincerely appreciate PMG adding their expertise to this event,” said Peter Treglia, currency director at Stack’s Bowers.
Pogue began collecting at age 10, when he found a 1915 cent in a bag of Lincoln wheat cents his father gave to him.