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Stack’s Bowers Opens Flagship Gallery in NYC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently opened its new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the company announced in an Oct. 20 press release. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new gallery at 470 Park Avenue will serve as an East Coast numismatic destination for a new generation of collectors

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New York Store Opening

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Opens New Flagship New York City Gallery at 470 Park Avenue (Between 57th and 58th Streets)   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the opening of their new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new […]

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PCGS Grades Finest Example of Ultra-Rare 1890 Grand Watermelon Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… PCGS Banknote is very pleased to have recently graded the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Treasury Note, and at PCGS About Uncirculated 50 it is the finest known! “I am very excited to have this iconic and historic note certified and encapsulated by PCGS Banknote,” says Stack’s Bowers Galleries […]

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Impressive Justh & Hunter Ingot From SS Central America at Stack’s Bowers

Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot. San Francisco Serial No. 4244. 144.25 ounces, .886 Fine Face Value in 1857 of $2,641.96 Approximately 95 x 55 x 47 mm By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A large and handsome bar from this firm’s San Francisco office in a narrower and shorter, but double-thick format, poured into Mold J&H […]

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to sell collection of Larry H. Miller, Utah jazz owner, for nearly 25 years

1804 Draped Bust dollar, PCGS PR-65. Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to sell collection of Larry H. Miller, Utah jazz owner, for nearly 25 years

1804 Draped Bust dollar, PCGS PR-65. Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

1793 Wreath cent S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, PCGS VG-10, Parmelle Collection. Hover to zoom

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

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Historic collections of United States coins and exonumia offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction

1793 Wreath cent, S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, VG10BN, Parmelle Collection. Images by Professional Coin Grading Service

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

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Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note: Stack’s Bowers Direct

Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note The “Holy Grail” of American Currency Friedberg 379a (W-4580). 1890 $1000 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency About New 50.   Perhaps no single note has captivated United States currency collectors as much as this 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note. Popularly known as the “Grand Watermelon“, these notes gained their […]

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Stack’s Bowers Acquires Carter Numismatics

Stack’s Bowers Galleries (SBG) has acquired Carter Numismatics Incorporated (CNI), the auction firm announced May 26. With the acquisition comes the addition of Jason Carter to Stack’s Bowers’ team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president, and he, John Morgan and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Okla

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries acquires Carter Numismatics

Jason Carter Joins SBG as Executive Vice President
Santa Ana, CA (May 26, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries (“SBG”) is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated (“CNI”) and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan, and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries acquires Carter Numismatics

Jason Carter Joins SBG as Executive Vice President
Santa Ana, CA (May 26, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries (“SBG”) is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated (“CNI”) and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan, and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Carter Numismatics

Jason Carter Joins SBG as Executive Vice President   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan and the CNI team will continue to operate out […]

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Superb Gem 1878 Three-Dollar Gold: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1878 Three-Dollar Gold Piece Description Astonishing Superb Gem 1878 Three-Dollar Gold From the D. Brent Pogue Collection 1878 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-67 (PCGS). CAC.   A magnificent Superb Gem 1878 Three-Dollar Gold with lovely golden-orange, powder blue and pinkish-rose patina. Sharply struck and frosty in finish, tt ranks among the finest not only of the […]

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Superb Gem 1878 Three-Dollar Gold: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1878 Three-Dollar Gold Piece Description Astonishing Superb Gem 1878 Three-Dollar Gold From the D. Brent Pogue Collection 1878 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-67 (PCGS). CAC.   A magnificent Superb Gem 1878 Three-Dollar Gold with lovely golden-orange, powder blue and pinkish-rose patina. Sharply struck and frosty in finish, tt ranks among the finest not only of the […]

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Superb Gem 1892 Barber Quarter: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1892 Barber Quarter Description Stunning Superb Gem 1892 Barber Quarter The D. Brent Pogue Specimen MS-67 (PCGS) CAC Type II Reverse 1892 Barber Quarter. Type II Reverse. MS-67 (PCGS). CAC. This CAC-approved Superb Gem is an exceptionally well-produced and preserved example of this popular first-year Barber quarter. The strike is outstanding, the dies imparting a […]

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COVID-19 virus forces relocation of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles June Expo

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COVID-19 virus forces relocation of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles June Expo

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Sole Finest 1835 Classic Head $5: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1835 Classic Head $5 Gold Eagle Description The Sole Finest 1835 Classic Head $5 MS-65 PL (NGC) McCloskey-3 Variety 1835 Classic Head Half Eagle. McCloskey-3. First Head, Small Date. MS-65 PL (NGC). This magnificent Gem 1835 Classic Head $5 gold half eagle is fully impressed with satin textured devices that offer appreciable contrast to well-mirrored […]

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo cancels June bourse, plans to reopen in November

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, Will Hold its Auction in California.
(Baltimore, Maryland) — Maryland’s ongoing state of emergency, declared March 12 by Governor Larry Hogan to help control the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, has closed the June 2020 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo bourse

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1880-CC Morgan Dollar VAM-5: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1880-CC Morgan Dollar Description Superb Gem 1880-CC 8/7 Morgan Dollar VAM-5, Ex GSA Hoard Just one finer in this category 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. VAM-5. Top 100 Variety. 8/High 7. MS-67 (NGC). A brilliant and frosty snow-white gem with a dusting of original patina apparent on each side. This Morgan Dollar fields are considerably reflective […]

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1880-CC Morgan Dollar VAM-5: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1880-CC Morgan Dollar Description Superb Gem 1880-CC 8/7 Morgan Dollar VAM-5, Ex GSA Hoard Just one finer in this category 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. VAM-5. Top 100 Variety. 8/High 7. MS-67 (NGC). A brilliant and frosty snow-white gem with a dusting of original patina apparent on each side. This Morgan Dollar fields are considerably reflective […]

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PCGS-certified Pogue 1804 U.S. silver dollar sold for $1.44 million by Stack’s Bowers

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(March 25, 2020) — Known as “The King of American Coins,” an 1804 United States Draped Bust dollar certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as PCGS PR-55 was sold for $1,440,000 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on March 20, 2020

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 auction begins Wednesday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. PT — bid now!

Don’t miss this opportunity to bid on coins, currency, and other numismatic material in this exciting event. For more information on participating in this sale or to consign to a future auction, contact a numismatic specialist today at (800) 458-4646 or info@stacksbowers

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces the relocation of its Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo

Famous Class III 1804 Draped Bust dollar PCGS PR-55. Ex-Garrett Family Collection

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Maryland State of Emergency Forces Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to Cancel Bourse

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction to Be Held as Scheduled in California   On Thursday, March 12, under a state of emergency declared by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the Baltimore Convention Center suspended operations and activities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, previously scheduled for March 19–21 at the […]

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Maryland state of emergency forces Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to cancel bourse

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction to Be Held as Scheduled in California.
(Baltimore, Maryland) — On Thursday, March 12, under a state of emergency declared by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the Baltimore Convention Center suspended operations and activities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Bowers on collecting: The advantages of the Internet

Today, in the time of the coronavirus, we can all be thankful for the Internet, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.
While nothing equals the excitement of attending an auction or convention in person, if this is not possible, participation in virtual reality from the keyboard of your computer comes in a strong second

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1884 and 1885 Trade Dollars from the E. Horatio Morgan Collection Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to continue its tradition of presenting world-class rarities at auction by featuring 1884 and 1885 Proof trade dollars in their March 18-20, 2020 Baltimore Auction.
The 1884 and 1885 trade dollars are legendary U.S

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Magnificent Fenton Collection of New Zealand coins headlines New York International Numismatic Convention auction

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(January 18, 2020) — A collection of rare and popular New Zealand coins certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is turning heads at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) this week, where it will be offered for sale by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on January 18, 2020

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Legendary 1884 and 1885 Trade Dollars From E. Horatio Morgan Collection to be Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to continue their tradition of presenting world-class rarities at auction by featuring 1884 and 1885 Proof Trade dollars in their March 18-20, 2020 Baltimore Auction. The 1884 and 1885 trade dollars are legendary U.S. Mint rarities, ranking #78 and #15 respectively among the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins (Garrett & Guth, […]

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Legendary 1884 and 1885 Trade dollars from the E. Horatio Morgan Collection to be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Baltimore Auction

1884 T$1 PR-63 PCGS. Images by Heritage Auctions

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Stack’s Bowers – Scarce Mint State 1908-S Double Eagle MS-62 (PCGS)

1908-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS). This example, offered as Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Direct Coin of the Week, is a scarce and desirable Mint State preservation for this key date 20th-century double eagle gold issue. Vividly patinated in medium-gold coloration, both sides also sport full mint luster in a softly frosted texture. Well produced with […]

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Pieces from E. Horatio Morgan Collection Displayed at FUN Show

A Proof-64+ Cameo (PCGS) 1884 trade dollar and the Proof-64 (PCGS) 1885 trade dollar will be displayed by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at their table at the 2020 FUN Convention in Orlando, Florida, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 9. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is continuing their tradition of presenting world-class rarities at auction by featuring 1884 and 1885 Proof trade dollars in their March 18-20, 2020 Baltimore Auction

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NGC-certified China 1911 dragon pattern dollar estimated to realize at least $400,000 at NYINC auction

This China 1911 long-whiskered dragon pattern dollar graded NGC SP-65 is being offered at NYINC by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. It has an estimate of $400,000 to $500,000

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Stack’s Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection Tribute to Libertas Americana Medal

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020. The display, centered around one of the most beautiful and important medals struck in American history, […]

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Bowers on collecting: A lonely chair

Q. David Bowers
In looking through some old publications the other day I came across this editorial by James Risk, written for Coin Galleries, a division of Stack’s, in 1970 (lightly edited):
This Editor, and I suspect any other of his species, in introspective moments feels that he occupies a lonely chair

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Bowers on collecting: A lonely chair

In looking through some old publications the other day I came across this editorial by James Risk, written for Coin Galleries, a division of Stack’s, in 1970 (lightly edited):
This Editor, and I suspect any other of his species, in introspective moments feels that he occupies a lonely chair. Time and time again he expounds basic truths, numismatic or otherwise, only to suspect that he’s whistling up a chimney

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Bowers on collecting: Excitement!

All bets were off, the room was up for grabs, and the sky was the limit at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore last week. Stack’s Bowers Galleries, the official auctioneer, issued not one but seven catalogs and sold nearly 10,000 lots! Price records rose left and right, especially for colonial and early American coins

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John W. Adams Collection of Comitia Americana Medals makes history

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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Henrik Holt Christensen Joins Stack’s Bowers as Europe Paper Money Consignment Director

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Henrik Holt Christensen has joined the company as Consignment Director of Europe. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience, Mr. Christensen will focus on expanding Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ European network and growing the firm’s World Paper Money department. He will be at the Maastricht Paper Money Fair […]

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Henrik Holt Christensen Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as Consignment Director of Europe

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Santa Ana, CA – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Henrik Holt Christensen has joined the company as Consignment Director of Europe. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience, Mr. Christensen will focus on expanding Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ European network and growing the firm’s World Paper Money department

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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Stack’s Bowers ANA 2019 Ancient, World Coin and World Paper Money Auctions Realize Nearly $5.5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the results of their August 2019 Ancient and World Coin and World Paper Money auctions held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. As an official auctioneer of this annual event presented by the American Numismatic Association, Stack’s Bowers offered over 4,600 lots […]

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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA U.S. Currency Auction Realizes $5.3 Million

Santa Ana, CA – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30.6 million

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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA U.S. Currency Auction realizes $5.3 million

Santa Ana, California (August 29, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one Internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA U.S. Currency Auction Realizes $5.3 Million

  The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 USD in total sales from two live auction sessions and one internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around […]

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Over $19.8 Million of United States Coins Sold by Stack’s Bowers at 2019 ANA Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’ Fair of Money attracted collectors from all over the world to Rosemont, Illinois for one of the largest numismatic auctions of the year. This event was met with resounding success, realizing over $19.8 million in United States coins sold, and overall sales of $30.6 million […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in July 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of July, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a FUN Convention in Florida. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sets Record for Most Valuable Modern U.S. Coin

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money set several records for United States coinage earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. Among these was lot 5231 of their Rarities Night session, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68 […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sets Record for Most Valuable Modern U.S. Coin

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Santa Ana, CA – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money set several records for United States coinage earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. Among these was lot 5231 of their Rarities Night session, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68 by PCGS. After intense bidding, it sold for an astounding $156,000, setting a new record for the most valuable non-error modern United States coin ever sold at auction

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries sets record for most valuable modern U.S. coin

Santa Ana, California (August 28, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money set several records for United States coinage earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. Among these was lot 5231 of their Rarities Night session, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68

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NGC-certified Pacific Company gold dollar realizes $264,000 in Stack’s Bowers sale

The rarity from the California Gold Rush was struck with dies created by a short-lived San Francisco company.
An 1849 Pacific Company gold $1 that Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded NGC MS-61 realized $264,000 at the Stack’s Bowers ANA Rarities Night auction on August 15 in Chicago

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Another 1894-S dime finds its way home: David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen acquire famous numismatic rarity

On Thursday night, August 16th, 2019, at the Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction, hosted by the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, John Brush, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L

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Taraszka Collection of early $10 eagles earns over $3.2 million in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA auction

Santa Ana, California (August 16, 2019) — A milestone in early American numismatics was realized at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, where the incredible Anthony J. Taraszka Collection of 1795 to 1804 $10 gold eagles was sold to a standing-room audience on the evening of Thursday, August 15

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Another 1894-S dime finds its way home: David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen acquire famous numismatic rarity

On Thursday night, August 16th, 2019, at the Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction, hosted by the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, John Brush, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L

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US Proof Rarities to be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction

The following is a press release we received from Stack’s Bowers.
Santa Ana, CA – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an impressive selection of United States Proof coinage as part of their official auction of the 2019 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Featured in the sale are complete sets of Proof Shield nickels and Proof Barber half dollars, as well as a nearly complete set of Proof Trade Dollars, among many other Proof rarities

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Welcome to Rarities Night – A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Tradition

Rarities Night By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to Rarities Night 2019! What a great event to put the frosting on the cake for our series of auctions at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. The eyes of the numismatic world will join you as you contemplate our Rarities […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to present the Q. David Bowers Reference Collection of Encased Postage Stamps

Santa Ana, California (July 30, 2019) — One of the most interesting collections to cross the block this August at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money is the personal reference collection of encased postage stamps assembled by Q. David Bowers

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U.S. Proof rarities to be featured in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA auction

Santa Ana, California (August 1, 2019) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an impressive selection of United States Proof coinage as part of their official auction of the 2019 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Featured in the sale are complete sets of Proof Shield nickels and Proof Barber half dollars, as well as a nearly complete set of Proof Trade dollars, among many other Proof rarities

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Stack’s Bowers to Present Q. David Bowers Reference Collection of Encased Postage Stamps

One of the most interesting collections to cross the block this August at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money is the personal reference collection of encased postage stamps assembled by Q. David Bowers. Dave had a great deal of interest in the series starting at a very young age, and he went […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

Santa Ana, CA (July 23, 2019) — At the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-18, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it will have at their bourse table 1005 an incredible display assembled by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation that is centered around one of the most beautiful and important medals struck in American history.
Following decisive victories at Saratoga and Yorktown, Benjamin Franklin wrote to the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs Robert Livingston:

This puts me in mind of a medal I have had a mind to strike … representing the United States by the figure of an infant Hercules in his cradle, strangling the two serpents; and France by that of Minerva, sitting by as his nurse, with her spear and helmet, and her robe specked by a few ‘fleurs-de-lis

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Ancient and World Coin Auction at the 2019 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce their official auction at the highly anticipated American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Replete with historically important and condition sensitive rarities, this auction features a handsome selection of Ancient and World treasures—a veritable […]

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What the Future Holds Symposium at ANA Show

 
The American Numismatic Association will be hosting a Future of Numismatic Symposium titled “What the Future Holds” at the ANA Show in August. A variety of speakers will present what they believe to be the future of numismatics and what factors may influence that future.
The symposium will take place Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 p

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Stack’s Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection Foundation Tribute to Franklin’s Libertas Americana Medal

At the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-18, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it will have at their bourse table 1005 an incredible display assembled by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation and centered around one of the most beautiful and important medals struck in […]

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Famous 1876-CC 20-cent rarity to be offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

A PCGS-Graded MS-65 Example will be a Highlight in their Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money
Santa Ana, California — For a long time the 1876-CC 20-cent piece has been recognized as one of the most famous and most desired of all American coins, and the offering of an example attracts great attention in the numismatic community. Not only is it a great rarity with fewer than 20 pieces believed to exist, but it also possesses the added romance that accompanies coins from the historic and short-lived Carson City Mint

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to showcase the famous 1894-S dime in their auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 15, 2019

Santa Ana, CA — Of all great American coin rarities, the 1894-S dime stands high in the front rank. The appearance of one in the marketplace is always a cause for excitement

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to showcase the famous 1894-S dime in their auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 15, 2019

Santa Ana, CA — Of all great American coin rarities, the 1894-S dime stands high in the front rank. The appearance of one in the marketplace is always a cause for excitement

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Stack’s Bowers to Showcase the Famous 1894-S Dime at ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Of all great American coin rarities, the 1894-S dime stands high in the front rank. The appearance of one in the marketplace is always a cause for excitement. Over a long period of years Stack’s Bowers Galleries has offered several, always to excitement and acclaim. Now comes another–a coin that has been off the market […]

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Stack’s Bowers May Collectors Choice U.S. Coins and Currency Auction Now Online

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online. Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 500 lots of U.S. coins and U.S. currency valued at $600,000 USD. 93% of the sale is being offered without reserve. The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in March 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Maryland and Texas during March. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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NGC-graded Imperial Chinese coin impresses at auction

The restrike of a Peking pattern turned heads at Stack’s Bowers sale in Hong Kong.
A rare restrike of an Imperial Chinese silver pattern certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) drew lively bidding at a Stack’s Bowers sale of vintage Chinese coins in Hong Kong on March 25

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Over $1 Million in Gold Set to Sell in Stack’s Bowers March Collectors Choice Sale

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… We are excited to offer an impressive selection of over $1 million in rare gold coins in our upcoming March Collectors Choice sale, set to close on March 20, 2019. The coins comprise Liberty Head $10, Liberty Head $20 and Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces dated from 1847 to the early […]

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Over $10.3 Million in US Coins Sold at Stack’s Bowers Spring 2019 Baltimore Auction

Official Whitman Spring Expo Auction Totals Nearly $21 Million   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Spring Expo gathered collectors from all over the country to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for the first of three exciting Expo auctions in 2019. This event met with resounding success, with over $10.3 million […]

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Over $10.3 million of U.S. coins sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2019 Baltimore Auction

Official Whitman Spring Expo Auction totals nearly $21 million
Santa Ana, California — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo gathered collectors from all over the country to Baltimore’s inner harbor for the first of three exciting expo auctions in 2019. This event met with resounding success, with over $10

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Anderson Collection Part IV Auction Realizes Nearly $8 Million at Whitman Baltimore Expo

Series of Four Anderson Banknote Collection Sales Realizes Total of $34,126,980 The Stack’s Bowers Galleries February 28 offering of Part IV of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money in Baltimore achieved nearly $8 million. Online bidders competed with those in the room for 54 lots in this final offering, bringing the […]

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US Paper Money: Spectacular 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, Only One in Private Hands

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… This highlight showcases one of the most spectacular, most important notes in the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part 4 sale. Just four examples are known, and this is thought to be the only one in private hands. By itself, this note would anchor a great offering […]

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NGC highlights in Stack’s Bowers’ Spring auction in Baltimore

1879 Flowing Hair $4, graded NGC PF-65 Ultra Cameo.
An 1879 Flowing Hair Stella and an 1851 Humbert
are among the highlights

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Stack’s Bowers Official Whitman Paper Money Auction to Feature Rare United States Small Size Currency

In addition to the amazing large size paper money rarities in the Anderson Collection, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2019 Baltimore Auction contains a half-dozen fabulously rare small size high-denomination banknotes, five of which were unknown to the collecting community until recently. The five previously unknown notes are all 1934 $500 Light Green Seal Gems […]

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The Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money — Part IV

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to our fourth offering from the most extensive, most rarity-laden collection of paper money by design types ever formed or presented at auction. The first part, sold by us in March 2018, is now an indelible part of numismatic history. The second part was held as part of the World’s […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Launches Improved Online Auction Archives

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce a complete rebuild and relaunch of their online Auction Archives, available at https://archive.stacksbowers.com/. The site now features nearly 650,000 past auction records, including many Stack’s and American Numismatic Rarities (ANR) sales dating back to 2002, which have not been available before. Added to the archives are famous auctions such […]

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Rare Gold Ducats, Argentine Banknotes Highlight Stack’s Bowers’ NYINC Coin & Currency Auction

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… For collectors of World and Ancient coins and medals, the start of 2019 will be exciting as the 47th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) kicks off the new year. The convention is open to the public January 11-13 from 10 am to 7 pm with early bird entry […]

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Ring in the new year with the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction, part II

To read part I, click here.
Bidding resumes on Saturday evening at 6:30 PM (ET) with Session C, which begins with ancient coins and covers the remainder of the world coin lots starting with Greece

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Ring in the new year with the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction, part I

Santa Ana, CA — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present details of their auction of world coins, world paper money, and ancient coins to be held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 10-12, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City

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CAC coins bring premiums in November

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas and in internet sales during November. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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$12.7 million in U.S. coins sell

The unique 1792 Birch cent with a plain edge (Judd-3) that took the top price of $660,000 in a recent Stack’s Bowers sale.
Early American coinage highlighted an auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted in late October during the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo.
Over $12

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CAC coins bring premiums in October

CAC-approved coins tended to outperform other certified coins in a Heritage auction in Chicago, in a Stack’s Bowers auction in Baltimore, and in Internet sales by GreatCollections. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Realizes Over $11 Million

Official Whitman Expo Auction Realizes a Total of Nearly $24 Million   The Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, saw total sales that exceeded $11.1 million. Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection realized over $8.6 million, while the Caine Collection of Federal Proofs […]

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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Currency Auction realizes over $11 million

Official Whitman Expo Auction realizes a total of nearly $24 million
Santa Ana, CA. — The Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries saw total sales that exceeded $11

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Joel. R. Anderson Collection Part III auction realizes over $8.6 million

1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” note brings over $2 million
Baltimore, MD — Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ October 25 offering of Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money achieved $8,619,240 in the firm’s Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore

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Bowers on collecting: A really great Whitman Expo!

Three times a year the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is held at the Baltimore Convention Center. For many years I have attended each and every one, except for March of this year when my flight was canceled due to weather

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PR-68 Barber dime one of the highlights in upcoming Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night is always one of the most anticipated auctions at the Whitman Expo, and this month a gorgeous Proof 1910 Barber dime promises to be one of the stand-out stars.
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PR-68 Barber dime one of the highlights in upcoming Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night is always one of the most anticipated auctions at the Whitman Expo, and this month a gorgeous Proof 1910 Barber dime promises to be one of the stand-out stars.
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Even the most casual glance at this coin would be enough to confirm its status as the single finest Proof 1910 dime known to PCGS and NGC

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer the incredible Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

The following is an excerpt of an article at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Among the many fabulous rarities to be offered on Thursday evening, October 25, at the Whitman Coin & Currency Expo in Baltimore will be the Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate, one of the highlights of the Joel R. Anderson Collection, Part III

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Stack’s Bowers to offer near Mint 1783 Chalmers threepence at October 2018 Whitman Baltimore Expo auction

Annapolis, Maryland silversmith John Chalmers produced silver threepence, sixpence, and shillings, the dies for which seem to have been engraved by Thomas Sparrow, who also engraved plates for Maryland paper currency.
The Chalmers pieces were produced in Annapolis at the corner of Fleet and Cornhill streets

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Stack’s Bowers to offer near Mint 1783 Chalmers threepence at October 2018 Whitman Baltimore Expo auction

Annapolis, Maryland silversmith John Chalmers produced silver threepence, sixpence, and shillings, the dies for which seem to have been engraved by Thomas Sparrow, who also engraved plates for Maryland paper currency.
The Chalmers pieces were produced in Annapolis at the corner of Fleet and Cornhill streets

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer the incredible Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

The following is an excerpt of an article at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Among the many fabulous rarities to be offered on Thursday evening, October 25, at the Whitman Coin & Currency Expo in Baltimore will be the Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate, one of the highlights of the Joel R. Anderson Collection, Part III

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Rare countermarked 1786 “Baby Head” Vermont copper at the Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

One of the most significant offerings in the Stack’s Bowers October 2018 Baltimore Auction is a 1786 Ryder-9 Vermont copper countermarked in a manner most familiar to collectors of regulated gold.
This piece is a delightful representative of the popular Baby Head variety, offering glossy surfaces and bold definition to each side

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Stack’s Bowers to Offer Exceptional Finland 1926 100 Markkaa

by Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. This preview for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries October Collectors Choice Online Auction of Ancient and World coins is the first gold coin issued for independent Finland. Russian Emperor Alexander I conquered Finland in 1809, though he granted the new “Grand Duchy of Finland” some autonomy within the empire. The Finnish nationalists […]

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The Anderson Part II and Herzog Collections lead Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ United States Paper Money Auction at the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction Realizes Over $41 Million
Santa Ana, CA. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ August 14-16 Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money was a great success, with many items exceeding estimate on their way to new homes

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The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Auction of Chinese Coins, Foreign Coins, and Paper Money realizes $4.08 million

Santa Ana, CA — Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their August 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction of Chinese Coins, Foreign Coins, and Paper Money. Once again, the semi-annual sale located at the Mira Hotel attracted collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts from around the globe

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The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Auction of Chinese Coins, Foreign Coins, and Paper Money realizes $4.08 million

Santa Ana, CA — Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their August 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction of Chinese Coins, Foreign Coins, and Paper Money. Once again, the semi-annual sale located at the Mira Hotel attracted collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts from around the globe

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Stack’s Bowers 2018 World’s Fair of Money preview: Rarities Night

In this second preview article for the various auctions held during the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, PA, this month, we will take a look at some of the highlights of U.S

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Stack’s Bowers 2018 World’s Fair of Money preview: U.S. currency and paper money

The World’s Fair of Money, held this year in Philadelphia, PA, is considered the major numismatic event in the United States. This week-long happening attracts collectors and dealers from around the world, and with it come a number of auctions held by various auction companies offering thousands of different numismatic items

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Bruce Smith to join Stack’s Bowers Galleries as Director of Client Placement and Acquisitions

Santa Ana, CA. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Bruce Smith, a 20-year veteran in numismatics, has joined the company and will be operating out of the firm’s Southern California headquarters

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Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… regarding the upcoming Paper Money sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II. Part II of the JOEL R. ANDERSON COLLECTION Of United States Paper Money Overview Welcome to the second offering from the most extensive, most rarity-laden collection of paper money by design types […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to feature the Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage in their October Baltimore auction

Santa Ana, CA. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage as a featured highlight of their October 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1970-71

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Inflation & Numismatics During the 1970-71 period, as inflation increased to over 4% per year, people started to invest more in precious metals than they had previously. Silver (especially from finding and selling coinage struck prior to 1964) and gold were being looked at as ways […]

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Large Brown Seal 1882 $1000 Gold Certificate One of Two in Private Hands

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Today I feature a rarest of the rare, finest of the fine note from the Joel R. Anderson Collection. As a class, 19th-century Gold Certificates are rare. This is because all or nearly all were held domestically and, unlike double eagles and other gold coins, were […]

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Museum Caliber Herzog Collection of U.S. Loan Certificates to be Auctioned at 2018 World’s Fair of Money

It is not often that a museum caliber collection comes to auction that was formed over five decades by the founder of a museum. John Herzog is well known in the numismatic community, through his charitable pursuits, and on Wall Street as the founder of the Museum of American Finance. Mr. Herzog’s career as a […]

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A Very Special “Black Eagle” Note From Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Welcome to my weekly blog on notes from the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II. A special catalog is now in preparation as a companion to Part I sold recently in Baltimore. The venue for Part II will be the ANA World’s Fair of Money […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Presents the August 2018 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday, August 6 through Wednesday August 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Feature Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage in October Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage as a featured highlight of their October 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Comprising a comprehensive type set of early American and related issues, the cabinet showcases some of the greatest rarities of the […]

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Choice Mint State 1807 “Comet” Draped Bust Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Our upcoming August 2018 Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money will feature a number of significant early American copper specimens, including a popular 1807 Sheldon-271 cent. Certified MS-63 BN by PCGS, it is an exceptionally preserved example of this Comet variety with a […]

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Lucky ’13: Eliasberg “Finest” Specimen 1913 Nickel to be Sold at ANA

By CoinWeek ….   As readers of Harvey Stack’s series of articles “Growing up in a Numismatic Family” might be aware, Stack’s Bowers has nurtured relationships with high-profile collectors and their families that have lasted generations. These relationships revolve around genuine affection and a mutual love of numismatics, and the stories that result often focus […]

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Robert J. Bauman Collection of Argentinian Paper Money, Pt. 1 at Stack’s Bowers 2018 ANA Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   At our upcoming World Paper Money Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August, we will offer a very prestigious collection of scarce, and virtually unseen Argentinian paper money from the collection of Robert J. Bauman, the writer of […]

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Ultra-Rare 1860 Commercial Bank 1 Dollar at Stack’s Bowers World Paper Money Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Paper Money Auction, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   In Stack’s Bowers upcoming World Paper Money Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August, they are offering a very special 1860 Commercial Bank of Canada 1 Dollar note in a PMG Choice Fine 15 holder. Plate Position […]

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Elegant Julia Domna Aureus with Imperial Family at Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …… This next ancient coin preview from our August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction is a magnificent Julia Domna Aureus, the wife of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus. Julia was the scion of a wealthy and powerful family from Emesa (modern-day Homs, Syria). History remembers […]

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L. Giorgi Tall Hat Dollar, Thailand 1951 Garuda Gold Coin Among Highlights at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …… Appealing “L. Giorgi” signed Yuan Shih-kai in Tall Hat Dollar This preview for the August Hong Kong Showcase Auction features a terrific vintage Chinese coin from the Republic era. This elegant coin displays a front-view portrait of Yuan Shih-kai in full military regalia. His jacket […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1967

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… When my father died in December 1966, he left his share of the company to me. I had already received 25% from my father in 1955, and that same year my uncle Joseph gave my cousins Ben and Norman 12.5% each while he retained 25% himself. […]

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1812 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle BD-2 Featured Highlight of Stack’s Bowers Direct

1812 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-2. Rarity-4+. Close 5D. MS-65 (PCGS). On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war on the United Kingdom in response to the impressment of American sailors and interference in America’s expansion westward, thus precipitating an armed conflict that would last the next two-and-a-half years. In the midst of […]

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Mint State 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime Featured in June 2018 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Among the significant rarities in our June 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo is an exceptional 1795 Flowing Hair half dime certified MS-61 by NGC. This handsome and boldly defined 18th-century rarity is offered in lot 1226 of our Baltimore […]

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Astonishing Fancy 88888888 Serial Number US FRN Denomination Set Offered by Stack’s Bowers

  While we have auctioned off hundreds of thousands of lots of paper money through the years, we have never handled one quite like the lot we are about to offer in our upcoming August Hong Kong Sale. It is unique in multiple ways: 1) Every piece in this seven-note set carries the coveted “SOLID […]

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Buddy Ebsen 1795 O-121 Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2018 Baltimore Auction.

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Among the significant rarities featured in our June 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo is a gorgeous 1795 Overton-121 Flowing Hair half dollar in nearly Mint State preservation. This AU-58 (PCGS) example is an exceptional representative of the popular Y […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1966

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 1966 – The Year I Can’t Forget Following 1965, business continued to be active at Stack’s. We attended […]

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Legendary 1861-S Paquet Reverse Double Eagle Rarity at Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Auction

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers New Colorado Gold Rush on the 1861-S Paquet reverse Double Eagle …..   The Stack’s Bowers June 2018 Baltimore sale is fast approaching and among the stellar collections to be featured is the Fairmont Collection, a nearly complete set of Liberty Head double eagles. It is currently ranked […]

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World Paper Money – South Africa Treasures in Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… In our May Collectors Choice Sale closing live at StacksBowers.com on May 16, are featured two important pieces of paper money from South Africa. Lot 72357 is a Pick 39, South Africa Treasury 1 Pond, with an 1872 date, in a PCGS […]

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Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Coin Auction Highlights: Ancient Billon, Brazilian Gold

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …… Rare Alexander of Carthage Rebellion Issue   The upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries May Collectors Choice Online Coin Auction featuring Ancient and World coins is now online. This week’s ancient coin preview is lot 70113, a scarcely seen type produced by a rebellious Alexander of Carthage. […]

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PCGS experts spot deceptively altered colonial rarity

A drastically but deceptively altered 1792 Washington Eagle “cent” submitted to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) underscores the alarming skills of some so-called “coin doctors” and why it is essential to have rare coins expertly and independently examined.
Detective work by PCGS experts proved the recently submitted early American coin had been deceivingly repaired since it was offered in auctions between 1966 to 2013 to remove a hole, alter re-engraving and change the coin’s color to give it a radically new appearance

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The Stack’s Bowers May 2018 Collectors Choice Online Auction of Ancients, World Coins and Paper Money

Our Biannual Collectors Choice Sale Online Auction featuring Ancients, World Coins and Paper Money is now available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. The auction will take place over three days and features over 1,800 lots comprising nearly $1,000,000 in value. Our Collectors Choice sales close live with an auctioneer on our website and through […]

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Paper Money of Belgium in Stack’s Bowers May Collector’s Choice Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Our May Collector’s Choice World Paper Money Sale is currently available online. This sale offers over 400 lots of certified material and is strong in many areas. One of the standout countries is Belgium, a section that contains the following highlights. Lot […]

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Desirable 1885-S Liberty Head Double Eagle in Stack’s Bowers May 2018 Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our May 2018 Collectors Choice Online Auction–which takes place on Wednesday, May 23–features exciting United States, World, and Ancient coins, as well as paper money. With a focus on collector quality across every series, this sale is sure to entice collectors of every interest. […]

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Choice 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos , Superb Nero Aureus Highlight World & Ancient Coins at Stack’s Bowers May Collectors Choice Sale

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …… Choice 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos   The upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries May Collectors Choice Online Auction featuring Ancient and World coins includes a wonderful 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos (lot 71172) from the long reign of Spanish king Philip V. He reigned from 1700 to 1724, […]

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Q. David Bowers – Fascinating Coin Treasures

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Hoards and finds are endlessly interesting. My Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures book published by Whitman has been a best seller. I was delighted when I unexpectedly received this from the Midwest Book Review, a firm that makes recommendations to libraries and others: […]

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Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Iconic “Una and the Lion” Proof Set

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… This inaugural preview for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2018 ANA Auction features one of the most recognizable English coins. Rightly considered among the most spectacular English coin designs, the Una and the Lion Pattern 5 Pound by itself would warrant a feature here. This […]

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Bowers on collecting: Fifth Ward Museum Hotel

The Fifth Ward Museum Hotel was conducted by Thomas Riley and partners at 94 Broadway in New York City. Opened in 1826, it was an attraction from the start, further emphasized when a flagpole soaring 174 feet into the sky was erected on the ground next to it

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Colorado Gold Rush $10 to be Offered in the 2018 June Baltimore Auction

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers New Colorado Gold Rush…… In 1857, gold was discovered in Colorado sparking a new gold rush in the West. In Leavenworth, Kansas, brothers Austin and Milton Clark and merchant Emmanuel Gruber each started out provisioning Colorado-bound miners. Hearing tales from returning prospectors about the difficulties in conducting […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to sell the finest known 1913 Liberty Head nickel

Santa Ana, CA. (April 25, 2018) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the sale of the finest known 1913 Liberty Head nickel graded Proof-66 and pedigreed to the Louis E

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Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles…. Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred since goods were exchanged for services or other items. If a bag that was supposed to contain wheat was instead full of another grain or even sand, that was […]

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Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles…. Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred since goods were exchanged for services or other items. If a bag that was supposed to contain wheat was instead full of another grain or even sand, […]

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Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Realizes More Than $10.3 Million

The four sessions of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ much-anticipated Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo realized $10,440,026 USD (all prices include the buyer’s fee). Thursday night, March 22, featured the landmark Joel R. Anderson Collection Part I during which 64 lots realized an astounding $7,912,140. Seven lots from that collection each […]

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U.S. Coins Realize Over $14.2 Million in Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2018 Baltimore Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the March 2018 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was one of the most dynamic and impressive Baltimore sales in recent memory. The entire event realized a total over $24.6 million, including $14.2 million in U.S. coins sold across six sessions. The significant offering of fresh and premium quality […]

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Rare Chinese Coin Pattern Highlights from Stack’s Bowers April Hong Kong Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack’s Bowers …… Chinese Coin Pattern: An Amazing “Fang Kong” Pattern 10 Cash This week’s first highlight from the Q. David Bowers/R.B. White Collection of Chinese Copper Coins is the amazing An-hui “Fang Kong” coin pattern 10 Cash. Struck in the style of the earlier square-hole type […]

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U.S. coins realize over $14.2 million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2018 Baltimore Auction

Santa Ana, California — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the March 2018 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was one of the most dynamic and impressive Baltimore sales in recent memory. The entire event realized a total over $24

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Harvey Stack Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1963

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 A Promising Year After finishing the year 1962 with the success of the Samuel Wolfson Collection of gold coins, we had the feeling […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries sets new record with sale of the 17th known Sacagawea dollar/Washington quarter mule

(2000)-P Sacagawea Dollar–Muled with a Statehood Quarter–MS-67. Hover to zoom

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Stack’s Bowers Sets New Record with Sale of Sac Dollar Washington Quarter Mule

Another record was shattered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2018 Baltimore Auction as the 17th-known example of the famed (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule crossed the auction block. Offered in lot 2382 and certified MS-67 by NGC, the newly discovered piece saw fierce bidding activity up to $192,000 USD, establishing a new public […]

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The Dentuck Balto blog: Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday morning at the Baltimore Expo I spent some time at the Kids Korner, gearing up for the young collectors who storm the bourse in full force mostly on Saturday when they’re off school. In preparation, we sorted Lincoln cents by type (Wheat, Memorial, and Union Shield) and stuffed Whitman bags with coins, folders, albums, and other prizes

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The Joel R. Anderson Multi-Million Dollar Collection of Paper Money, Part I

 Paper money collector Joel R. Anderson is a major figure in the American publishing industry. As director and chairman of the Anderson Companies, he oversaw a portfolio of diverse businesses in publishing and retail. The Anderson Companies operate Books-A-Million, the country’s second-largest book retailer, Whitman Publishing, and Anderson Press. On March 22, 2018 at […]

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The Dentuck Balto blog: Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday morning at the Baltimore Expo I spent some time at the Kids Korner, gearing up for the young collectors who storm the bourse in full force mostly on Saturday when they’re off school. In preparation, we sorted Lincoln cents by type (Wheat, Memorial, and Union Shield) and stuffed Whitman bags with coins, folders, albums, and other prizes

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Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers April Hong Kong Auction

By Richard Ponterio – Executive Vice President, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auction ……   Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Auction Showcase Auction! I am pleased to present our latest auction catalog. The dedicated staff at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio toiled for months to prepare this sale, which […]

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Incredible “L. Giorgi” Pattern 10 Cash at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction of Chinese Coins

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack’s Bowers ……   This week’s Hong Kong Auction highlight from the Q. David Bowers/R.B. White collection of Chinese Copper coins is Lot 40299, an incredible pattern 10 Cash, undated (ca. 1914) and signed by the prolific die engraver and head of the Tientsin Mint, Luigi Giorgi. […]

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Q. David Bowers – Focus on the Classic, Affordable $1 1862 Legal Tender Note

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   All across the market, excitement continues to build for our forthcoming sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money types. Part 1 will cross the block March 22, 2018, at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore–always one of the top […]

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Q. David Bowers – Focus on Finest Known Rare $100 Date Back Iowa National Bank Note

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Momentum builds for our forthcoming sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money types. Part 1 will cross the block at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore next week(!), always one of the top shows of the year. The notes will […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Sale Features Bowers’ Chinese Coins in Copper

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of the Q. David Bowers Collection of Chinese Coins in Copper. This offering, presented in a stand-alone catalog, will be held Monday, April 2 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The collection is […]

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Harvey Stack Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1960

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 Harvey, Norman and Ben The year 1960 was another exciting year for Ben, Norman and myself, as we all committed ourselves to a full dedication to Numismatics […]

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World Coins: The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer […]

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Exceedingly Rare 1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Offered at Stack’s Bowers March 2018 Baltimore Auction

1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent – One of Just Three Examples Known By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer one of only three known examples of the 1958 Doubled Die Obverse FS-101 Lincoln cent in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles […]

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Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Welcome to Baltimore!

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Once again the red carpet is rolled out for you at the Stack’s Bowers series of auctions to be held at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. A smorgasbord of delights awaits! Five separate catalogs describe some of the nicest items we’ve ever offered. Rarities Night […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Presents April 2018 Hong Kong Paper Money Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to announce their April 2018 Hong Kong Paper Money Auction. It presents a very diverse auction and the catalog contains pieces for every type of collector of Asian banknotes, from Empire, to Commonwealth, and all the way down to fancy numbers and errors. Included among the highlights are pieces […]

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Extremely Rare Proof 1853 Arrows Half Dime Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Proof 1853 Arrows half dime is an elusive and enigmatic issue that is rivaled by few others in the Liberty Seated series. Just five examples are thought to have been struck, and only two to three can be accounted for today. We are […]

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Anderson Collection Finest Graded $10 1890 Treasury Note

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   As you read these words the special catalog for the Joel R. Anderson Collection has been completed by me, Peter Treglia, and other staff members. It has been a unique treat for all of us – the paper money equivalent of the D. Brent Pogue, […]

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Impressive “Huai” Pattern 20 Cash Chinese Coin at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions …… Another highlight from the Q. David Bowers Collection of Chinese Copper Coins to be offered in Stack’s Bowers April 2-4, 2018 Hong Kong auction as a standalone catalog. Here are featured the Impressive Kiangsu-Chingkiang “Huai” Pattern 20 Cash – the only known example in private hands. The […]

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Trio of British Gold Triple Unites at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is very pleased to offer a trio of British gold Triple Unites – the largest and heaviest hammered gold coin produced in England – in the April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   During the reign of Charles I (1625-49) a […]

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Newly discovered Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule to be offered at Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2018 Baltimore Auction

Santa Ana, California — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer the 17th known example of the famous (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule in their official auction at the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March. This blunder is among the greatest Mint errors of modern numismatics and has captured the imagination of collectors and roll hunters for two decades

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Q. David Bowers – Focus on a $1,000 “Trophy Note”

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… One of the pleasures in my life as a professional numismatist is having the opportunity to work with and catalog outstanding collections. In recent times I have been immersed in the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money by design types. Over many years of […]

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Newly Discovered Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer the 17th-known example of the famous (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March. This blunder is among the greatest Mint errors of modern numismatics and has captured the imagination of collectors and roll hunters […]

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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1957

  By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 An Important Year in My Development By 1957 I had some 10 years of full-time experience at Stack’s, which exposed me to an active retail trade in coins. I also […]

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Magnificent 1879 Quintuple Stella to be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2018 Baltimore Auction

Santa Ana, California — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the incredible 1879 Quintuple Stella from the Garrett Collection in their official auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March.
The 1879 Quintuple Stella is among the most legendary issues of United States numismatics, recognized for both its beauty and incredible rarity

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Superb Gem Yuan Shih-kai in Tall Hat Dollar in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… With the closing of our inaugural auction of 2018, the New York International (NYINC), we begin looking ahead to the exciting calendar of auctions slated for this year. The next world coin auction is our Showcase Hong Kong Auction to be held April 2-4. Our first […]

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Mysterious Honan Pattern 500 Cash Copper Coin at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   This week’s highlight from the Q. David Bowers collection of Chinese Copper Coins being offered in our April 2-4, 2018 Hong Kong auction as a stand along catalog is the mysterious Honan Pattern 500 Cash. Very little is actually known about this issue, with much speculation. […]

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Q. David Bowers – 1861 $20 Demand Note from the Joel R. Anderson Collection

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Welcome to the first of my series of weekly comments on highlights from the Joel Anderson Collection of federal paper money. The first narratives will feature notes that will be sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, March 21-23, 2018, […]

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The American Numismatic Society 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, approximately 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) gathered to honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. The Society was delighted to acknowledge the family’s exemplary devotion and commitment. The Rosens have supported the […]

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Finest Known 1805 O-112 Bust Half Dollar Offered in Stack’s Bowers March 2018 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Sutton Court Collection of Early Bust Half Dollar Varieties is one of the most exciting cabinets of bust half dollar that we have handled in recent years. Assembled by Overton number with a focus on the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle type, specialists will […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium). The first major […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money exceeds one million dollars in prices realized

New York — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 11, 2018, sale of the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money commenced the firm’s five official NYINC auction sessions with intense bidding that lasted several hours and saw countless bank note rarities rocket to astounding levels — many at multiples of their pre-sale estimates. Those attending represented a who’s who of Colombian numismatics that recognized the extraordinary opportunity to obtain items that in many cases were confirmed as existing or were being auctioned publicly for the first time

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Stack’s Bowers Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money Exceeds $1 Million in Prices Realized

  The Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 11, 2018, sale of the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money commenced the firm’s five official NYINC auction sessions with intense bidding that lasted several hours and saw countless banknote rarities rocket to astounding levels, many at multiples of their pre-sale estimates. Those attending represented a who’s who of […]

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Stack’s Bowers Eldorado Collection Coins Bring $3.8 Million

Rare Colombian and Ecuadorian Gold Highlights 747-Lot Offering; Ecuador 1844 8 Escudos Rarity Sets New World Record at $456,000 One of the finest collections of Colombian coins ever assembled saw the light of day for the first time in decades at this year’s New York International Numismatic Convention, bringing bidders from all over the world […]

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Q. David Bowers: Numismatic Books & the Appeal of Double Eagles

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Double eagles have always been one of my favorite series. The first one I ever owned was an 1855-S when I was a teenager in the early 1950s. Graded perhaps EF-40, it was fascinating to hold. Where had it been in the past hundred years? How […]

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