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Harvey Stack: The History of Stack’s – 1985, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Another Year of Change Like the year before, 1985 was another major year for the hobby as it changed and adopted new guidelines for dealer and collector activity. The precious metals markets–especially for silver–calmed down after the loss of the fortunes that the Hunt Brothers had […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #138: Rare Coin Battle: The 1822 $5 Gold Coin vs. the 1870-S $3 Gold Coin

 CoinWeek Podcast #138: Rare Coin Battle: The 1822 $5 Gold Coin vs. the 1870-S $3 Gold Coin Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   It’s a battle of epic proportions. Today on the CoinWeek Podcast, noted gold coin expert and author Doug […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #131: Harvey Stack Reflects on Stack’s at 57th Street

  CoinWeek Podcast #131: Harvey Stack Reflects on Stack’s at 57th Street Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Hi Everybody, this is Charles Morgan from CoinWeek. I’m delighted in the midst of our nationwide lockdown to bring you one of the coin […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s – 1984

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The year of 1984 showed continued regrowth in the public’s interest in Numismatics. Serious collectors returned to the hobby just as some major collections were being marketed. There were plenty of opportunities to buy coins from old-time collections, stimulated by the new growth in coin values […]

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Finest PCGS 1926-S Gold Double Eagle Among Highlights of Heritage FUN Signature Auction

Our January 8-13 FUN US Coins Signature Auction features, among many other highlights, the finest PCGS-graded example of the 1926-S double eagle, a piece rich in history as well as technical and aesthetic merit. The 1926-S was once considered the third-rarest date of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series. When legendary Fort Worth coin dealer B. […]

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Douglas Winter Numismatics Buys 1838-O Half Dollar for $504,000

Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), a rare coin dealership based in Portland, Oregon, was the buyer of a very rare 1838-O half dollar graded SP63 by PCGS and approved by CAC. Including a 20% buyer’s premium, the coin sold for $504,000 USD at the November 2019 Baltimore/Whitman Coin Expo conducted by Stack’s Bowers Auctions. The New […]

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Visit to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian

National Numismatic Collection Visit By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the curator of the National Numismatic Collection (NNC) Dr. Ellen Feingold, former ANA President Jeff Garrett, and the NNC staff welcomed more than two dozen Friends of the Smithsonian for a private viewing of more than 2,000 gold coins from […]

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Visit to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian

National Numismatic Collection Visit by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the curator of the National Numismatic Collection (NNC) Dr. Ellen Feingold, former ANA President Jeff Garrett, and the NNC staff welcomed more than two dozen Friends of the Smithsonian for a private viewing of more than 2,000 gold coins […]

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Rare 1795 13 Leaves $10 Featured in Stack’s Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The 1795 $10 eagle is among the most iconic issues to emerge from the early United States Mint. We are thrilled to present an exceptional example in lot 3177 of our November 2019 Baltimore Auction. Graded AU-53 (PCGS), this lustrous BD-4 eagle represents an important offering […]

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Q. David Bowers: My First Coin Convention

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… With George Williams, I went to an Empire State Numismatic Association (ESNA) convention in Syracuse, New York, in 1954. It was my first regional coin show. By that time I had been a regular attendee at the Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Coin Club, but had not ventured beyond […]

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Historic Noe-13 Oak Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019 Baltimore Auction

  Oak Tree shilling by James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems. We are delighted to feature one of the very finest known Noe-13 Oak […]

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Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction 34 – CoinWeek Preview

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 34 will be held on September 26 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. This auction will contain a wide array of US coins, including THE TYPE SET, assembled by Oliver Jung; The Hanover Collection of Lincoln cent varieties; and the Meridian Collection […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s – 1983

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Turns 50 1983 was a super year for Stack’s. As the markets got stronger, old-time collectors regained their confidence and an avalanche of new collectors seemed to enter the hobby. This meant that Stack’s experienced great growth, both in over-the-counter business and at our auctions, […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Big Five Coins Everyone Covets

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… When I started my full-time career in numismatics around 1977, numismatic rarity was measured against five coins. Everything else was compared with them and was worth considerably less. The top three coins at the time were the: 1804 Silver Dollar 1913 Liberty Nickel 1894‐S Barber Dime The […]

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Taraszka Collection of Early $10 Eagles Earns Over $3.2 Million in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction

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. The catalog featured 41 coins, comprising […]

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Harvey Stack – An Unpublished Story About the 1894-S Dime

The backstory of the 1894-S Barber Dime By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… When one goes looking into numismatic history to try to find a pedigree for a rare U.S. coin, one soon discovers that many a record is lost. But I have recently learned something new about the origin of the […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The History of Stack’s – 1982

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… After the economic upheaval of 1981 and earlier, the numismatic market seemed to withstand the uncertainties created by the sharp drop in the silver market. From the latter part of the 1970s, collectors and speculators–following the sharp purchases of silver and future contracts, initiated by the […]

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CoinWeek IQ – The Oddities of Indian Head Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek …..   We all know that there are countless varieties of large cents, meticulously cataloged and collected. Early silver coinage and Morgan dollars are the same way, with many collectors focused on varieties. But did you ever stop to think about variety collecting with Indian Head cents? They’re generally seen […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1981

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   A Dip in the Market 1981 became a very difficult and costly year to deal with. Basic silver dropped on the world markets from over $50 per ounce to under $10 an ounce. Traders, speculators, and coin collectors felt the “sting” of this market downturn […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1981

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   A Dip in the Market 1981 became a very difficult and costly year to deal with. Basic silver dropped on the world markets from over $50 per ounce to under $10 an ounce. Traders, speculators, and coin collectors felt the “sting” of this market downturn […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1980

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1980 began with a crash in the silver market. For years before, the price of silver had risen slowly, inducing people to start selling any and all silver items they had laying around the house. But in a short […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1979

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1979 featured several influential numismatic events, including heavy precious metal buying and the subsequent effects of a hyperactive investment sector. It also featured the birth of a multi-dealer auction event, the sale of several major collections at public […]

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David Hall: Legendary Collections Are Bought and Sold by Stack’s Bowers – Video

 PCGS founder David Hall and legendary numismatic auction firm Stack’s Bowers have teamed up to promote a series of exciting coin auctions that the company has planned for 2019. In this video, David Hall discusses Stack’s history as a preeminent seller of great coins, dating back to the company’s founding in the 1930s. Hall describes […]

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Harvey G. Stack Awarded Honorary Life Fellowship From ANS

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Harvey G. Stack, Co-Founder of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, received the Honorary Life Fellow Award from the American Numismatic Society (ANS) for 50 years of dedicated service, gifts and support for the Society. It is one of the foremost honors an American numismatist can receive. Approached for comment, Harvey Stack gave […]

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Who’s Who: Iconic Coin Collections You Should Know

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Newman. Ford. Eliasberg. King Farouk. We see their names on slabs, on organizations, and in books, but how much do we know about them? It’s easy to never dive into who they were beyond “important collectors”, but each has an interesting story and a lifetime of unique achievements. Presented […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1839 Seated Half Dollar

The 1839 proof No Drapery Seated Liberty half dollar is a celebrated 19th-century rarity and a one-year design type that will appeal to series specialists and advanced type collectors alike. Walter Breen recognized three specimens in his 1977 Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins, but his list contained an example in the Norweb […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1978

As inflation continued, so did interest in numismatic items By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… In both numismatics and general business, 1978 continued in lockstep with 1977. More collectors seemed to enter the field, as more reference books and coin boards were being sold. The American Numismatic Association grew in numbers. Major […]

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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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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1977

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… After having a very successful year in 1976, the market seemed to want to keep growing in 1977. There was a bit of a slow start in January, but enthusiasm picked up not long after. Coin values were increasing, as high-quality rarities and collections entered the […]

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The Puzzle of the Nova Constellatios

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. What was the first US coin? The 1793 large cent? Or the 1792 half disme? Nope. The first coin series minted under the authority of the US government was the Nova Constellatio series, a set of pattern coins called for by Robert Morris in 1783 with a fascinatingly convoluted […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1974

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A Great Year and a Great Challenge The year 1974 became another great year for Stack’s. We sold a few major collections at public auction and our over-the-counter business was strong as new collectors seemed to be entering the field. We opened several new accounts: from […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1973

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The year 1973 saw a number of initiatives for changes in Numismatics. With inflation continuing and money becoming more available but losing its purchasing power, all markets–from the Stock Market to commodities, to real estate as well–showed signs that certain collectibles were coming into demand and […]

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Welcome to the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder at the Baltimore Expo…… As you read these words, I am in Baltimore or getting ready to go, all set to participate in the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo – always one of the great shows of the year. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be having multiple dynamic auction sessions. Colonial […]

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Condition Census Ryder-26 1788 Vermont Copper in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist – Stack’s Bowers …….. Collecting a Ryder-26 1788 Vermont copper can be a significant challenge for colonial collectors. Vermont specialist Tony Carlotto noted in his 1998 reference that it “is one of the classic rarities in the Vermont series. It is not a distinctive type or sub-type, but is genuinely […]

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Phenomenal 1907-S Liberty Head $10 to be Offered in October Baltimore Auction

The 1907-S Liberty Head $10 eagle is well-known as a better date in the series in Choice Mint State or finer grade, despite a relatively generous mintage for the era of 210,500 pieces. Few such Liberty Head $10 pieces have been located in European bank hoards, and most examples are thought to have been stored in government […]

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Harvey Stack: Growing Up in a Numismatic Family: In the Early Days of Stack’s – 1975

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The year 1975 became a great year for the continued growth of Stack’s. It was in January of 1975 that Harvey G. Stack was appointed to be a Governor of the United States Assay Commission. I was to serve in the year of 1976, The Bicentennial Year. I received his appointment […]

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Anderson Part II Leads Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ United States Paper Money Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction Realizes Over $41 Million with the  Anderson Part II and Herzog Collections of United States Paper Money being a great success. 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 […]

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Two Notes Top 1 Million in Part II of Joel R. Anderson Paper Money Sale

LOT 1012, the 1861 $50 Interest Bearing Note, Blew Away the pre-sale estimate  of $300,000-500,000 to Share Top Honors in Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of US Paper Money auction by Stack’s Bowers. Along with LOT 1041, these  two notes each sold for over $1 Million dollars to lead this amazing US […]

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Finest Known 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Realizes Record-Breaking Price

Legendary numismatic auction firm Stack’s Bowers Galleries realized another record breaking price when it sold the rarest and most valuable U.S. nickel at their official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. In front of a standing-room only crowd with auctioneer Melissa Karstedt at the podium, the finest known 1913 Liberty Head […]

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Condition Census 1796 Liberty Cap Cent to be Offered on Rarities Night

By James McCartney, Stack’s Bowers ….. Offered in lot 1027 of our August 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is a magnificent 1796 Liberty Cap cent, exhibiting qualities that will appeal to both the type collector and specialist. It has been certified AU-58 by PCGS and has a CAC sticker, ranking it among the […]

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World Coin Profile – 1740 Proof Ecu of Louis XV

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction catalogs can be viewed here. This final preview for the live session is a gorgeous French Proof Ecu of Louis XV that was struck in 1740, a busy year for the king. He met his second mistress […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing Up in a Numismatic Family – The Early Days of Stack’s – 1972

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The Nixon Shock The year 1972 followed closely some of the events and happenings in the earlier years in the hobby. It was in this year of economic inflation that the hobby experienced strong growth. Many collectors new to the hobby joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG) continued […]

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Unique Coins – Jeremiah Snow III Regulated Gold Brazilian 1744 Rio Mint 6400 Reis ($8)

Significant Jeremiah Snow III Regulated gold 1744 6400 Reis Courtesy of the Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Catalog as Lot 1008 An incredibly significant offering in the field of United States regulated gold coinage representing the unique survivor of this distinct touchmark. The surfaces display rich yellow and honey-gold coloration, with traces of deep burgundy patina in […]

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New Book by QDB on Vermont Coppers Available

Dave Bowers’ Newest Book on Vermont Coppers Has Something for Everyone By Chris McDowell Dave has done it again! Yet another numismatic best seller is soon to be available. This 175 page, full color hardbound edition will have a special numbered bookplate (1-500) signed by Dave. Several well-known colonial collectors contributed in many ways in […]

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Stack’s Bowers World and Ancient Coin and World Paper Money 2018 ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin & World Paper Money ANA Auction , to be held in conjunction with the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money between August 14 and 18. The event will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Ancient and World Coin […]

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Finest Known 1806 O-123 Bust Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

1806 Bust Half Dollar By James McCartney, Numismatist – Stack’s Bowers …… The magnificent MS-64 (PCGS) 1806 bust half dollar in lot 1150 of Stack’s Bowers August 2018 ANA Auction is an extraordinary Heraldic Eagle Draped Bust half dollar. However, with the added considerations of die variety and die state, this piece becomes a monumental […]

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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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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1968-1969

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The R.L. Miles Collection, Part 1 The October 1968 R.L. Miles Collection feeatured a large and almost complete selection of U.S. Gold, one of the most extensive offerings–in both quality and examples offered–in a single collection during the decades after World War II. It had a […]

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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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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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Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1965

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 1965 – A Demanding Year The year of 1965 in Numismatics was a very demanding year for Stack’s, with several things […]

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The 1933 Double Eagle: America’s Most Notorious Coin

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. If you ever thought that it would be cool to own a 1933 Double Eagle, think again. The handful of people who have “owned” specimens of the notorious coin have been famously unlucky. But what’s so unlucky about owning one of the most coveted American coins struck in the […]

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Anceint Coins – Superb Nero Aureus will be in Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice sale this week

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins Cataloger The upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries May Collectors Choice Online Auction featuring World and Ancient Coins May 14-16th includes a fantastic Aureus of Roman Emperor Nero as lot 70103. One of the most iconic Roman emperors, Nero is famed for having “fiddled while Rome burned.” This […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family – The Early Days of Stack’s – 1964

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 1964 – A Year of Conflicts The year 1963 was a great year for numismatics as markets seemed to rise, […]

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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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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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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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Incredible Sutton Court Collection Early Half Dollars at Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

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

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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

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. It is 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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The Incredible Norweb-Bass 1845 Half Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers March 2018 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   The A.J. Vanderbilt Collection, featured in our Official Auction of the 2018 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo, represents a lifetime of numismatic pursuit that began at Stack’s in 1936. This cabinet showcases a vast array of rarities, including the R.L. Miles 1874-CC Liberty […]

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Seventh Annual Market Review (Part 2)

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC ………… Winter FUN underway, but baby, it’s cold outside! Happy 2018, my friends! Although the unpredictable climate in New England can be referred to as “wait a minute” weather, we have been living through the longest sustained cold snap I can ever recall! Since a heavy, wet snow graced us on Christmas Eve and […]

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Canadian Banknote Highlights from the Stacks Bowers NYINC World Currency Auction

Below are select highlights from the Stack’s Bowers World Currency Auction taking place at the NYINC on January 12th, 2018 CANADA. Banque du Canada. 100 Dollars, 1935. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. French Text. Osborne-Towers. A very elusive design, printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, and one of only two pieces for the catalog number […]

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Selected Highlights from the upcoming Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auctions including the Eldorado Collection

Below are some of the highlights from the upcoming Stack’s Bowers auction sessions during the NYINC show in New York City. There is a treasure trove of Columbian coins and paper money from the Eldorado Collection 1923 COLOMBIA 5 Pesos Banco de la República Billete Provisional banknote  Overprinted on Casa de Moneda de Medellín. PMG Choice Very Fine […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2018 NYINC Auction!

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their January 2018 NYINC Auction held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features world coins, world paper money and ancient coins and will be held January 11-13 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The Ancient and […]

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The Victor Sine Clade George Washington Funeral Medal: NGC

This premiere medal was made to be worn at a memorial procession for George Washington On December 14, 1799, George Washington passed away at Mount Vernon, just two years after retiring as President of the United States. Upon his death, any hint of criticism from his presidency faded as the nation pondered his heroism and […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Cob Report – The “Mesuno Hoard” of Spanish Gold Revisited

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   SHIPWRECK GOLD COBS are valuable and exciting items today, but in 1959 you could not give them away for much more than melt value. They had very little public interest until massive quantities of them from the 1715 Fleet off the east coast of Florida started to hit […]

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Bullowa 1799 Silver Dollars Enhance Auction & Bring Strong Prices

Coin Rarities & Related Topics#393 – Massachusetts Silver Coinage A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Though far from being the rarest or the most expensive coins in the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities Night event of November 9, two 1799 silver dollars were among the most appealing and popular of all coins in the auction. Almost-uncirculated 18th-century silver […]

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Ancient Coin Profile – Lovely Leontini Tetradrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger of the World Coin of the Week – Lovely Leontini Tetradrachm ​The Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Auction is rapidly growing, as rarities from around the globe and the ancient world are consigned. Today’s preview coin is a Tetradrachm  from the Magna Graecia colony  named Leontini. The colony is located […]

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Expo Coin / Currency Auctions Brings Over $15.4 Million

Over $15.4 Million in U.S. Coins / Currency Sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Coin Auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo The Official Coin Auctions of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries was an astounding success, realizing over $13.3 million across eight sessions of […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family – 1955-1956

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Interest in Coins Starts to Grow Again Numismatics started to grow all through the 1950s. Many of the servicemen who were stack’s collectors before World War Two returned home, settled […]

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Incredible 1796 Quarter Eagles in Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… Showcased in Rarities Night of our November 2017 Baltimore Auction is a rare treat for enthusiasts of early Unites States type coins. From the exceptional Murray Hill Collection comes a pair of 1796 quarter eagles displaying the two design types struck that year. Lot 10114 […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family – An Incredible Year Continues

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 1954 Continued After the initial sale in March was sold, we offered a second section to the Davis-Graves Collection – of which the specialized collection of foreign gold coins numbered […]

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Condition Census 1795 Half Cent in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers November 2017 Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo promises to be a truly monumental event in both quality and quantity of offerings. This year’s auction will be highlighted by selections from the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation, the […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family – 1954

In which yours truly meets not one but TWO numismatic legends By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The Incredible Year of 1954 As described in a different article, I discussed the acquisition of the Davis-Graves Collection and the Anderson-Dupont […]

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The Greatest U.S. Coin Collections Ever Auctioned, Part 1: Rarity Over Quality

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #387 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This series is about comprehensive collections of classic U.S coins (1793-1934) that were offered, at least in large part, in public auctions. World coins, ancient coins, paper money and medals are all different […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family, Part 4

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The Good Days at Stack’s in 1951 With our family staff reduced by both Norman and Ben not with us, Stack’s continued to produce its share of numismatic catalogs and price lists for United States, Ancient […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 18

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry is the final part in […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 18

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry is the final part […]

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Did Louis Eliasberg Understand and Pursue Gem Quality Coins?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #384 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds ….. An often repeated viewpoint asserts that, since the vast majority of the the gem quality pre-1900 U.S. coins in the Eliasberg Collection came from the Clapp Collection, Eliasberg does not deserve much credit […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Links to Part 1 | Part 2 The Postwar Years World War II came to an end in 1945. It brought home many a soldier, sailor, airman and marine, away from their families for as long as five years. They had to rebuild their lives in […]

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Coin Market In-Depth: Remembering the Apostrophe Sales: 1978-1990

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   The Background Numismatic auctions in the U.S. were an integral part of the coin collecting scene since the 1850s. The relationship between collectors, professional numismatists, auction firms and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) has been complicated since the national organization was founded in 1891. ANA’s founder Dr. […]

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Hidden or Sleeping Rarities, Part 1: Copper Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #382 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The rarities that appear in major auctions or are shown at major coin conventions with press releases and fanfare receive a great deal of attention. This new series is about the rarities […]

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Hidden or Sleeping Rarities, Part 1: Copper Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #382 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The rarities that appear in major auctions or are shown at major coin conventions with press releases and fanfare receive a great deal of attention. This new series is about the rarities […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   Benjamin and Norman Visit Stack’s Benjamin and Norman Stack, brothers and my first cousins, were the sons of Joseph B. Stack, my father’s brother. Like me they were constant visitors to our store on Sixth Avenue. Benjamin was Norman’s older brother by less than two […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: Growing up in a Numismatic Family

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   Benjamin and Norman Visit Stack’s Benjamin and Norman Stack, brothers and my first cousins, were the sons of Joseph B. Stack, my father’s brother. Like me they were constant visitors to our store on Sixth Avenue. Benjamin was Norman’s older brother by less than two […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 17

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 33 and […]

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In the Early Days of Stack’s: The Golden Age of Coin Collecting

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. I have had the pleasure of writing and publishing some of my thoughts on coins and the history of the hobby for close to 10 years now. I am now 89 years old and love to relate stories of my growing up in the family business […]

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A Reader Writes: Harvey Stack on the Hobby’s Relationship with Toning

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….. Dear Charles, Welcome home! It had to be a hard week. Morning till late-at-night events, your days just on the floor doing videos with Hubert, but you surely tried to keep up with everything going on. Bravo! I enjoyed the livestreaming you did and found the […]

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10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 2

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. In Part One, I discussed the beginnings of popular coin collecting in America in the late 1850s. I also discussed the birth of the coin dealing market and the origins of several coin clubs and organizations in the latter half of the 19th century. And of course, I […]

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RESULTS – A Special Offering of Rare Numismatic Literature in Partnership with Stack’s Bowers

In partnership with Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, Stack’s Bowers Galleries  showcased Numismatic Literature relating to the magnificent collection of Colonel E.H.R. Green as part of their August 2017 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. This group of seven lots was offered in Session I,  on August 1, 2017. […]

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Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Stack’s Bowers Private Lot Viewing

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sits down at the Stack’s Bowers table with a preview of a Private Lot Viewing video segment being produced. This is your behind the scenes access at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money that stated today in Denver. Check back on a regular basis this week, as we will […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 16

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 31 and […]

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Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money remains one of the largest coin conventions in the calendar year. Stack’s Bowers, an Official Auctioneer of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, will conduct a seven-session sale over the course of eight days, with sale highlights featured in the Session Four […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale Closes Tomorrow, July 15 at Noon

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are currently holding Sale 146, which will close in a live online auction on this Saturday, July 15. The 400-lot sale features selections from several private European libraries and the specialized holdings of an American collector, and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 15

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 29 and […]

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Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Coin Auction Realizes Over $5.3 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Coin Auction of the June 2017 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center, brought together collectors across all specialties for the offering of material truly fresh to the market. Highlighted by the Blue Moon and Robert Warner Wolfe Collections, over $5.3 million USD in U.S. coins […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 14

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 27 and […]

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Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   I recently read the great piece by Josh Mcmorrow-Hernandez on CoinWeek about what a coin’s grade says about you as a collector. He is so right, and one of the answers he gave is one that should be emphasized and amplified again and again. I have […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: Numismatic Diversification

Diversifying your coin collecting areas of interest is a very enjoyable way to collect and learn about the history of different series By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… During a recent meeting with my financial advisor we discussed the importance of diversification. Having all of your eggs in any one basket is risky […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 13

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 12

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and 20, […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 11

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and […]

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Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #378 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Proof Morgan silver dollars were minted in Philadelphia from 1878 to 1904 and possibly in 1921. Branch Mint Proofs and non-Proof special strikings are different topics. For less than $5,000 each, attractive […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #377 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds… The Pogue V sale by Stack’s-Bowers was held the evening of Friday, March 31st at the Evergreen House, the former residence of the Garrett Family Coin Collection. This auction was […]

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Whitman Baltimore Underway with Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

1945 Mercury Dime NGC MS 66 by Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor …….. Stack’s Bowers March coin auction extravaganza; Partially split bands deserve a premium; Coins and taxidermy: Just what the doctor ordered The end of March is not going out like a lamb in the numismatic world as there is a sustained flurry of […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Showcase Important Collections in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to present an incredible offering of world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo this March in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the exceptional Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr. Gordon Shaw and Anthony Bettencourt, this event will showcase fresh, […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 21: Copper Type Coins in 5th Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #374 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. For new collectors or seasoned collectors seeking new projects, there will be opportunities in the Pogue V sale on March 31, in Baltimore. An explanation of the venue and an overview of […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 20: Overview of the 5th Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #373 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The fifth in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection will be conducted on Friday, March 31, in Baltimore by Stack’s-Bowers in association with Sotheby’s and in conjunction with […]

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Paper Money Auction – Rare Oil City Bank $5 Color Proof

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   ​A very rare $5 color proof from the Oil City Bank of Oil City, Pennsylvania (Haxby PA-380 G6a) will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in March. The India paper only proof produced […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 10

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and 20, […]

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Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   Our inaugural preview of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a vintage Chinese coin that always performs well at auction; the Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #53: Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn

CoinWeek Podcast #53 :Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the Podcast we talk to Reed Hawn. Collector, investor, and former member of the CCAC. We talk […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. He […]

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Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 25: Liberty Head Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Publicly distributed, Liberty Head nickels were minted from 1883 to 1912. A set of business strike Liberty Head nickels may be completed without spending as much as $500 on any one coin. […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of 1955 and winter and early spring of 1956, Stack’s continued building segments of the J.K. Lilly Collection, keeping him informed while he spent his winter in Florida. We sent […]

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Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

By Arnold Miniman, Collector for Stack’s Bowers …… The Carolina Collection will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Early American Coins auction session held in conjunction with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club. The session begins Friday evening at 4:00 PM ET, on November 4, 2016, in Room 308. The auction is now online for viewing […]

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Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part V of their series of auctions featuring the D. Brent Pogue Collection–the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block, and the collection with the highest overall quality. Gathered over a period of many years, dating back to the 1970s, many if not most […]

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Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy & Co.

In the Stacks January 2011 New York  Americana Sale there was an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French vintage coin screw  press [Lot 5231]. The consignor has done considerable research on this press and has discovered that this machine belonged to Eugene Deviercy along with Pierre Frontier, who formed a jewelry partnership […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my last article (see Part 4, above), I told of being with Josiah Lilly when he learned that the polio vaccine his company had been working on was approved for use. Here I continue with […]

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Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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World Coins – Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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Rare 1964 SMS Kennedy Half Dollar Sells for $47K

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… A 1964 Special Mint Set Kennedy half dollar recently turned heads when it was offered by Heritage Auctions during the September 7-11, 2016 Long Beach Expo U.S. Signature Auction. Trading for $47,000 USD, the coin listed as Lot #5545 became the first 1964 Special Mint Set (SMS) Kennedy half […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On our visit to Eagle’s Nest to deliver the gold coins we had assembled for Mr. Lilly and that he had examined during his visit to Stack’s in spring 1954, my father and I were able to examine more […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Merovingians

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. The Franks had little idea of the state as a public institution, and the regnum Francorum (kingdom of the Franks), while remaining a family inheritance, was inherited according to the rules of private law, divided on each occasion between the sons or nearest male relatives of the deceased (Grierson […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Merovingians

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   The Franks had little idea of the state as a public institution, and the regnum Francorum (kingdom of the Franks), while remaining a family inheritance, was inherited according to the rules of private law, divided on each occasion between the sons or nearest male relatives of the deceased […]

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Eliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction

Even three-and-a-half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible gold coin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stack’s Bowers August 2016 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money United States coins realized over US$13.1 million as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction, which in total […]

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Stacks Bowers Auctions – 1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter with CAC Gold Sticker

1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC–Gold Label. OGH. Offered is an incredible Mint State example of this key date early San Francisco Mint quarter. Essentially Choice, as the coveted gold label CAC designation suggests, both sides are minimally marked with full, billowy satin luster. Pleasingly sharp in strike and untoned apart from […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents RARITIES NIGHT at ANA World’s Fair of Money

A Gala Event! Beginning on Thursday afternoon at five o’clock at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) convention in Anaheim (8 PM Eastern Daylight Time) our Rarities Night will get underway. Year after year, Rarities Night has been a tradition — a highlight numismatic event. Get set for a gala evening as many scarce, rare, and […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 21: Matron Head Large Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #343 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… For less than $500 per coin, an extensive and impressive collection of early U.S. copper coins could be assembled ‘by date.’ Although Matron Head large cents could be […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 As I explained in an earlier part of this story, Stack’s involvement with the Josiah K. Lilly Collection all started with his initial visit to our storefront in New York. As related he and his wife traveled to Florida each winter […]

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A Most Distinguished Gentleman: In Memoriam – Gene Gardner

by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek…. I feel honored to have had the privilege of knowing Eugene H. Gardner, Sr., 80. He was one of the most distinguished, visibly active and enthusiastic collectors in the history of the coin community in the United States. I was saddened to hear of Gene’s passing on July 16, 2016, after […]

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Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… It was with great sadness and a feeling of personal loss that I learned of the recent passing of my dear friend Chet Krause. I remember first meeting him when he visited Stack’s in New York City. He was there to sit down and talk to my […]

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World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – 1747 Mexican 8 Escudos Ferdinand VI By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger Stacks Bowers ……. The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Showcase Auction, held this year in Anaheim, California, promises to be a tremendous event. The World coins auction sessions feature some fantastic rarities and highly collectible types; […]

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Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Class I Original. Bowers Borckardt-304. Proof-68 (PCGS) The Finest Known Example of the King of American Coins Stack’s Bowers Pogue IV Auction – Lot 4020 on May 26th in NYC “The President has directed that a complete set of coins of the United States be sent to the King of […]

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Announcing the All New StacksBowers.com, Integrated iOS Mobile, Tablet Apps

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that beginning March 8, 2016, its clients will be able to access its entirely new, integrated technology platform including website and iOS mobile and tablet apps. “Worldwide, our clients have been increasingly engaging with us online, particularly on their mobile devices,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers […]

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New Stacks Bowers Website includes Archives and Integrated Mobile Apps

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that beginning March 8, 2016, its clients will be able to access its entirely new, integrated technology platform including website and iOS mobile and tablet apps. “Worldwide, our clients have been increasingly engaging with us online, particularly on their mobile devices,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

  Bank of China 1 Dollar, 1909 Banknote & Kwangtung. 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens Coin 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 April 5 through April 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, […]

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US Coins – Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 16 – Capped Bust Dimes

1834 Capped Bust Dime. John Reich-5. Rarity-1. Large 4. Mint State-67+ (PCGS). News and Analysis regarding scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #321 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Stack’s-Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, conducted the third in a series of auction of the Pogue Family Coin […]

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Coin Library – Deluxe Hardbound Pogue Coin Collection Catalogs and Books

By Q. David Bowers – StacksBowers.com …….. The D. Brent Pogue Collection, after just three sales, has become the most valuable numismatic collection ever sold. With total auction prices realized of $68,569,181 the Pogue Collection has now passed both the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection ($63,052,197) and the Eric P. Newman Collection ($61,880,912). In addition, […]

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Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s to Make Unprecedented Offering of Rarities in Pogue IV Sale

On May 25, 2016, in cooperation with Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s International Headquarters in New York City, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer not only the finest known 1804 silver dollar, but also the rare and legendary 1822 half eagle. Although both were once included in the famous Virgil M. Brand Collection, never before in auction history […]

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Stack’s Bowers: D. Brent Pogue Collection Becomes Most Valuable Ever Sold

Pogue III Sale Brings Over $17 Million Garrett 1793 Chain Cent Leads All Lots at $998,750 5-1/2 Cents Worth of Half Cents Bring $4.16 Million With the third sale of a planned series of five, the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s, became the most valuable series […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 13: Probable Finest Known ‘Broken 3’ 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar

LOT 3047 – 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar  Broken 3  Mint State-65+ (PCGS) Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #317 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… On Tuesday, February 9, Stack’s Bowers, in cooperation with Sotheby’s, will conduct the third in […]

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Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George H. Thomas

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes By Brad Ciociola, Stacks Bowers Currency Specialist …….. Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured on United States Treasury Notes from the series of 1890 and 1891. Our latest edition of “Better Know Your Notes” looks at the portrait seen on the $5 denomination — General […]

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Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George H. Thomas

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist at Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……..   Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured on United States Treasury Notes from the series of 1890 and 1891. Our latest edition of “Better Know Your Notes” looks at the portrait seen on the $5 […]

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Gold and Silver – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Expanded Gold Trading Operations

Stack’s Bowers Galleries today announced the return of Richard Gonzales as its Director of Gold Trading. Mr. Gonzales has over 30 years of experience in numismatics, precious metals and generic gold. Also announced today is the return of Amandeep Jassal, numismatist and gold trader, to the Stack’s Bowers New York City offices to lead our […]

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Gold and Silver – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Expanded Gold Trading Operations

Stack’s Bowers Galleries today announced the return of Richard Gonzales as its Director of Gold Trading. Mr. Gonzales has over 30 years of experience in numismatics, precious metals and generic gold. Also announced today is the return of Amandeep Jassal, numismatist and gold trader, to the Stack’s Bowers New York City offices to lead our […]

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The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant –  Stacks Bowers ……… Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with hobbyists […]

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The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant –  Stacks Bowers ……… Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with hobbyists […]

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US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle.  Proof-64 Cameo (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. This outstanding early Proof gold rarity would serve as a highlight in the finest cabinet. Boldly struck on the obverse, each star is fully brought up and crisp and Liberty’s hair curls are as sharp as ever seen in a quarter eagle of this […]

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Incredible Gem 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent – A Numismatic Landmark

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers…. Finest Ever Certified! There is something incredible, something special, about any 1793 Chain cent. First delivered by the coiner at the Mint on March 1, 1793, these were released into circulation without fanfare. There is no known record of anyone having a numismatic interest in them at the […]

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World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

MADAGASCAR. Pattern Kirobo, 1891. Ravalona III (1883-1897). PCGS SP-62 BN. Kingdom of Madagascar Background – Madagascar is a large island off the African east coast, one that has been isolated by the sea for several million years. This has produced a largely unique array of mammals, along with half its birds and most of its […]

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World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

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Ancient Coins – Highly Desirable Signed Decadrachm by Kimon

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers …….. The inaugural preview for the upcoming January New York International Numismatic Convention Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an exciting coin. The Decadrachms of Syracuse are widely considered to be some of the finest pieces of numismatic art in antiquity if not in the […]

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Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of the […]

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Amazing Barber Dimes Highlight Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #303 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds The most exciting coins in the upcoming Stack’s Bowers auction are Barber dimes. On Thursday, November 5, these and other valuable coins will be offered in a Rarities Night […]

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Stacks Bowers to offer an Important $5 1850 Mormon Gold Rarity in Baltimore

1850 Mormon $5. K-5. Rarity-5+. AU-55 (NGC). Starting in the mid-1840s, many members of the early Mormon Church traveled west from Nauvoo, Illinois in what is sometimes called the Mormon Exodus. Fleeing battles with their neighbors, they settled in the Great Salt Valley in what they called the State of Deseret. Additional migrations used Salt […]

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Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

MEXICO. Pattern 8 Reales, 1840-DoOMC. NGC AU-53. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Stack’s Bowers Cataloger ……… Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore is just a few days away, and the excitement is certainly building. For World coins, the November Baltimore sale has historically been a great venue for Latin American coinage, specifically that of Mexico. With nearly […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 9 – US Gold Coin Rarities Bring Strong Prices

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #298 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The second in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Collection was conducted by Stacks-Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, on September 30, at Sotheby’s world headquarters in […]

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Coin Auctions – POGUE II Sale Tops $26 Million In NYC

  Legendary Lord St. Oswald 1794 Dollar Leads All Lots at $4.993 Million Gem 1795 Eagle passes $2.5 Million, Doubling High Estimate The second installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s brought $26,120,838 in high bids Thursday night before a full auction gallery at Sotheby’s headquarters in Manhattan, […]

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CoinWeek InfoGraphic – The Pogue Sale QDB “Top 100” Scorecard

In Q. David Bowers book ” Treasures from the D Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet” Mr Bowers list the Top 100 coins in the collection. Just yesterday the second sale of the collection was completed in NYC, and already over $51 Million in sales have been tallied. In this infographic, CoinWeek is starting to track […]

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1828 Proof Capped Bust Quarter Offered by Stacks Bowers at Rarities Night Coin Auction

Fantastic Gem Proof 1828 Capped Bust Quarter The Parmelee Collection Example The following coin is being offered at The Rarities Night Session of the Stacks Bowers ANA US Coin Auction as LOT # 10075. The lot description below describes the coin in glowing terms as it is one of the more beautiful bust quarters one […]

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US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

Monumental Gem Red 1807/6 Large Cent -Far and Away the Finest Known 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent. S-273. Rarity-1. Large 7, Pointed 1. MS-66 RD (PCGS). OGH. CAC. This incredible red Gem delivers an unrivaled and captivating aesthetic, matched by an equally impressive provenance that traces it through some of the most significant hands in U.S. […]

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World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

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Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – Video

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Counsel for Coin Collectors in the Long Term. VIDEO: 5:13. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuIs1qMcdvM Harvey gives his expert opinion to collectors looking to hold coins long term.   Stack’s Recent History and Philosophy of Business. […]

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The Magnificent Twin Leaf Collection: A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. October 15, 1792 “In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint; provision has been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the […]

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Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYMangMU5dw Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: […]

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105 Coins to be Offered in Pogue II Auction in September

Stack’s Bowers Galleries‘ auction offering of the unparalleled D. Brent Pogue Collection of Masterpieces of United States Coinage continues on September 30, 2015 in New York City. The Pogue II sale will continue the offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of half dollars, focusing on coins of the Capped Bust type from 1807 to […]

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Key Date Coins: 1801 Draped Bust Half Dollars – Heraldic Eagle

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #280 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……. As two of the six best 1801 half dollars were just auctioned in the Pogue I sale by Stack’s-Bowers on May 19, 2015, in New York, coins of this […]

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Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Amon Carter and His 1822 Five Dollar Gold Coin //www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-KRd_mtiN8 Harvey knew the coin collector Amon Cart of […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 3: Finest Known 1794 Half Dollar

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #276 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds The focus here is on the 1794 Flowing Hair half dollar in the Pogue Collection, which is definitely the finest known. Indeed, there does not seem to be another […]

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Pogue on CNBC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella, made an appearance this week on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection to be auctioned May 19th in NYC. With over $200 million of valuable coins will be sold,  the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection sale presented by Stacks Bowers […]

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Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella, made an appearance this week on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection to be auctioned May 19th in NYC. With over $200 million of valuable coins will be sold,  the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection sale presented by Stacks Bowers […]

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Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

By Greg Cohen – Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins at Stack’s Bowers……. Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is revised. […]

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Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Among all United States silver coin designs the rarest of the rare is that used only in 1796 and 1797. The obverse is the Draped Bust type with Liberty facing to the right. The reverse is the Small Eagle type with the national bird perched on a fluffy […]

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Nostalgic About World Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo A Winner

  By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Stack’s Bowers Sale Powers to Over $18 Million; Spring Fever Memories of 1969; You Can’t Judge A Modern Coin By Its Mintage Well I have come down with a case of spring fever, no not that kind, the strain which harbors regular flu symptoms that is. This […]

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Early American Rare Coins & Patterns in Kendall Collection Bring Solid Prices in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #271 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Early American, pre-1793 rarities tended to bring moderate to strong prices overall in the auction of the Kendall Collection in Baltimore on March 26th. The Kendall Foundation consignment alone […]

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Early American Rare Coins & Patterns in Kendall Collection Bring Solid Prices in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #271 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Early American, pre-1793 rarities tended to bring moderate to strong prices overall in the auction of the Kendall Collection in Baltimore on March 26th. The Kendall Foundation consignment alone […]

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CoinWeek Exclusive Interview with Q. David Bowers: On Pogue, Great Coins & Important Collections

On March 26, Stack’s Bowers founder and noted numismatic author Q. David Bowers sat down with CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan to discuss numismatic history in the making, the upcoming sale of the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet. Bowers, whose career spans more than sixty years, has been at the center of many of the […]

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Gem Quality Shield Earring Quarter Pattern Coin to be auctioned at the Central States Coin Convention

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #268 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Broadly defined, a wide variety of items fall into the category of pattern, experimental and trial pieces. Patterns, narrowly defined, are design concepts that should logically have been considered, […]

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Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Working with Government Agencies

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… In the following five videos, Harvey Stack talks about his experiences as an industry representative for hearings on the Hobby Protection Act in 1973 and the State Quarter Program in 1995 along with working with government agencies such as the US Assay Commission, the Federal Trade Commission. Industry […]

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Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rarities from the W&B Capital Foundation Collection and Other Important Properties Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong auction will entice bidders with a total of 2,077 lots of Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes from ancient to modern times, in four live Showcase sessions and two internet-only sessions. Session A commencing at 10:00 […]

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Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rarities from the W&B Capital Foundation Collection and Other Important Properties Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong auction will entice bidders with a total of 2,077 lots of Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes from ancient to modern times, in four live Showcase sessions and two internet-only sessions. Session A commencing at 10:00 […]

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Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #267 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Among major, ‘live’ coin auctions, smaller events with relatively modest offerings tend to draw more attention to coins that are not extremely expensive. In large events, six-figure coins often […]

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Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #267 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Among major, ‘live’ coin auctions, smaller events with relatively modest offerings tend to draw more attention to coins that are not extremely expensive. In large events, six-figure coins often […]

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Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5. K-1. Rarity-5. VF-35 (PCGS). This intriguing piece is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stack Bowers ANA Money Show Auction to take place this week. As Lot #539 this is one of several very attractive terriorials amoung a large selection of beautiful US coins to be offerd oin Portland. […]

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Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Joining the Family Coin Business and the First Auction

Harvey G. Stack – – How I Was Trained to Be in the Family Coin Business. S15-2 VIDEO Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Mr. Harvey Stack graciously granted CoinWeek’s David Lisot an interview in the offices of Stack’s Bowers in New York City. In this Multi part series, Harvey talks about in 1940 when he […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 5, 2015. Video: 7:30

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses this week’s happenings in the numismatic marketplace. David Lisot interviews Harvey Stack, and CoinWeek says goodbye to former Coin World Editor Margo Russell. NOTE: Make sure you select 1080 HD setting to view CoinWeek Videos ( The Gear in the Video Player Bar) Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is […]

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Gold Medal Collection once belonging to Louis Eliasberg brings $62891.88 at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale

by CoinWeek News Staff… A fifteen piece uncirculated gold medal collection once belonging to famed collector Louis Eliasberg has just brought $62,891.88 (with buyer’s premium) at Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale, held in New York. The set, sold in individual lots, including a possibly unique Lincoln Indian Peace Medal (Lot 91, Realized with BP $15,275), a […]

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Great Numismatic Sales of the Past : The Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Coin Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. A Great Time to Buy Rare Coins The last series of articles detailed the auctions conducted by Bowers and Ruddy of the Garrett Collection.[ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ] The sales contained an incredible array of numismatic material covering Colonials to Territorial […]

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