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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to Reconvene March 2021

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020   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. The full Expo, one of the largest numismatic events of the year, will next be held at the Baltimore […]

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Whitman Cancels Nov. Expo in Baltimore. Looking for Alternate Venue

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Forced to Cancel November 2020 Bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the Date” Issued for Alternate Venue The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Maryland’s COVID-19 mitigation […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Relocates Their June 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ June 2020 Auction has been relocated from the Baltimore Convention Center to their Santa Ana, California home office. Lot viewing for the auction will be held by appointment at the California office starting June 8. “As the world closely monitors the impact of the Covid-19 virus and the resulting cancellation of numerous […]

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Whitman Coin Expo Cancels June Bourse, Plans to Reopen in November

Ongoing Public Health Crisis Has Restricted the Baltimore Convention Center Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, Will Hold its Auction in California   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 […]

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Gem Proof 1868 Judd-611 Pattern Large Cent in Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Braided Hair large cent was struck for circulation from 1839 through 1857, when it was retired in favor of the smaller Flying Eagle cent. These “late date” large cents are among the most popular United States coins of the 19th century, and collectors often assemble […]

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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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Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage Part VII

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… The D. Brent Pogue Collection will forever be known as an incredible assembly of the very finest early American coins from 1792 through the 1830s. The five sales already concluded featured this portion of the collection, almost to completion, with notable additions such as the fabulous […]

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Rare Proof Restrike 1852 Liberty Seated Dollar in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Philadelphia Mint struck only 1,100 silver dollars for commercial use in 1852, a fact that was not lost on contemporary numismatists. By the end of that decade, the 1852 had a reputation as a rare and desirable date in the silver dollar series. The United […]

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Unique 1800 S-209 Obverse Brockage Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… We are thrilled to present a rare mint error large cent among the many early American copper highlights in our March 2020 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. This 1800 Sheldon-209 cent depicts an obverse brockage, leaving in an intaglio impression of […]

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Finest Known $100 “Watermelon” Note Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… The finest known Fr. 377 1890 $100 Treasury Note will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo March 18-20 in Baltimore. The note is among the highlights of the much-heralded D. Brent Pogue Collection of […]

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D. Brent Pogue Paper Money, Q. David Bowers Confederate Collection Headline Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be presenting their first United States currency auction event of the year in Baltimore, Maryland, March 18-20, 2020. Headlined by the D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money, the U.S. Currency sessions will feature more than 600 live lots with estimates totaling in excess of $11 million! The marvelous […]

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Million-Dollar Piece of Baltimore History Set for March Stack’s Bowers Whitman Auction

Famous 1804 Dollar once owned by Garrett Family and Johns Hopkins University   A rare 1804 silver dollar, the most famous prize in coin collecting, will be sold in Baltimore on March 20, at an auction conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries of Santa Ana, California. One of just 15 known to exist, the auction house […]

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Rare Silver Plug 1795 Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The early United States Mint practice of inserting silver plugs into half dollars and dollars to regulate their weights is perhaps one of the most romanticized techniques used to produce America’s first coinage. It recalls an era of handcrafted workmanship and motivates today’s collectors to […]

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Condition Census 1793 Wreath Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2020 Baltimore Auction

Fresh-to-Market S-11c Variety a Major Wreath Cent Rarity   By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The large cents struck by the United States Mint in 1793 are some of the most popular and romantic issues in American numismatics. We are delighted to present a truly stunning Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse example graded […]

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Daniel Morgan Autographed $1 Martha Note to be Offered in March 2020 Pogue VI Sale

Note Presented to Famed Collector Albert Grinnell By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… One of the fascinating notes we have encountered while cataloging the incredible D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money is a Fr.223 1891 $1 “Martha Washington” Silver Certificate that was courtesy autographed by United States Treasurer Daniel […]

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Lustrous 1795 Half Dime to be Featured in Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The half dime is significant as the first denomination struck by the United States Mint, starting with the “small beginning” of 1,500 half dismes delivered to Thomas Jefferson on July 13, 1792. The next issue of half dimes featured the Flowing Hair type designed by Robert […]

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Stack’s Bowers Present Rarities From D. Brent Pogue Collection in March 2020 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part VI and Part VII of the now legendary D. Brent Pogue Collection. The Pogue Collection will forever be known as an incredible assembly of the very finest early American coins from 1792 through the 1830s. The five sales already completed featured this portion of the collection, almost […]

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D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money at Whitman Baltimore Expo

The D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money is considered to be one of the finest ever assembled. For nearly two decades Brent Pogue focused on finest known examples, Serial Number 1, and “Star/Replacement” notes, along with other extreme rarities. As with his coin collection, each note was purchased with an emphasis on […]

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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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Gem Red 1835 Classic Head Half Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Assistant Engraver John Reich’s Classic Head design type was introduced on the large cents of 1808 and debuted on the half cents of the following year. It was relatively short-lived on the larger denomination and lasted only through 1814, although it was employed on the […]

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Near-Gem 1797 Large Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The large cents struck by the United States Mint in the 18th century were crucial to the fledging economy of young America. They were extensively used in everyday transactions and many were damaged, lost, or worn smooth as a result. Few collectors will ever own […]

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Confederate $20 Held by Lee at Appomattox Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction

  By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… A Confederate T-67 $20 bill that was held by General Robert E. Lee during his surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia will be offered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2020 Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. On the afternoon of […]

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Rare 1838-O, Other Half Dollars From E. Horatio Morgan Collection Perform Exceptionally Well in Stack’s Bowers 2019 Baltimore Auction

By Ben Orooji – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… When the E. Horatio Morgan Collection arrived in our offices, we knew we were looking at a special group of coins. The collection comprised of a variety of types including rarities such as the 1894-S dime, the 1876-CC twenty-cent piece, over 100 pattern coins and […]

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Over $17.6 Million in US Coins and Related Issues Sold by Stack’s Bowers in Baltimore

2019 Whitman Winter Expo Brings a Total of More than $19 million The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Baltimore Auction brought together collectors of every discipline for a historic offering of five important collections and numerous additional rarities. In total, over $17.6 million USD was realized across more than 6,000 lots of United States coins […]

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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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John W. Adams Collection of Comitia Americana Medals Nets $1.7 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries-  110 Historic American Medals Makes History Numismatist John W. Adams is known worldwide as the foremost expert on the medals authorized by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution. His decades of collecting and research culminated in the most extraordinary cabinet of Comitia Americana medals ever assembled and resulted in a spectacular […]

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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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A Busy Week: Smithsonian Event and Stack’s Bowers Whitman Auction Lots We’re Following

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. It’s shaping up to be a very busy week for numismatics and, weather permitting (sleet is currently coming down and covering the road with slushy ice in Central Virginia), I will make my way up north and take in both what is shaping up to be Stack’s Bowers most […]

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A Busy Week: Smithsonian Event and Stack’s Bowers Whitman Auction Lots We’re Following

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. It’s shaping up to be a very busy week for numismatics and, weather permitting (sleet is currently coming down and covering the road with slushy ice in Central Virginia), I will make my way up north and take in both what is shaping up to be Stack’s Bowers most […]

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New-to-Census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate Offered in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

$500 Rarity to be Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Auction   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A recently rediscovered Series of 1928 $500 Gold Certificate will be available to the collecting public for the first time in decades in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Currency Auction of the Whitman […]

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New-to-Census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate Offered in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

$500 Rarity to be Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Auction   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A recently rediscovered Series of 1928 $500 Gold Certificate will be available to the collecting public for the first time in decades in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Currency Auction of the Whitman […]

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PCGS Announces Encapsulation of U.S. Mint Serialized COAs with 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will begin encapsulating United States Mint serialized Certificates of Authenticity (COA) alongside the coins they guarantee. The service will also provide a pedigree on the coin insert with the matching serial number. This new service is being launched in conjunction with the new, low-mintage American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Silver […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rare US Life Saving Medal in Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Our November 2019 Baltimore Auction offers a nearly unprecedented selection of rarities from the Numismatic Americana series. Among the more significant offerings in this group is one of the earliest gold Life Saving medals struck by the United States Mint. Measuring 67 mm in diameter […]

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Stack’s Bowers 2019 Baltimore Sale – CoinWeek Preview

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Sale Preview By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. At the 2019 Whitman Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, Stack’s Bowers will be auctioning a large assortment of George Washington exonumia alongside a curated selection of federal US coinage. Stack’s Bowers’ Baltimore sale will be conducted in four live sessions between November 14 and 16 […]

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Rare Silver Harding Inaugural Medal, Gold Telford Medal Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Rare Harding Inaugural Medal in Silver United States Presidential Inaugural medals have been issued officially since William McKinley took the oath of office in 1901. For the past 118 years, these medals have marked the change of administrations and can conjure nostalgia or bitterness depending […]

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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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Top-Pop Gem 1927 Peace Dollar in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Peace silver dollar struck from 1921 through 1935 has always been one of the most popular United States coins series. Struck to commemorate the end of World War I, it is a relatively short series but a few of the issues present significant challenges […]

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Top-Pop Gem 1927 Peace Dollar in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Peace silver dollar struck from 1921 through 1935 has always been one of the most popular United States coins series. Struck to commemorate the end of World War I, it is a relatively short series but a few of the issues present significant challenges […]

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Rare 1851 Humbert $50 Featured in Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Among the most evocative of all the Gold Rush issues, the huge octagonal $50 gold pieces nicknamed “slugs” have been favorites of numismatists for generations. Tokens and medals made in imitation of these iconic pieces have been produced throughout the 20th century, and even the […]

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Did You Know? Edson Collection of Civil War Tokens, Washington Medals at Stack’s Bowers Whitman Auction

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring the Ralph A. Edson collection in our official auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Summer Expo? Mr. Edson has a large collection of tokens and medals, with an emphasis on Civil War tokens and store cards, that will be sold […]

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Rare Original Proof 1836 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Proof early American copper coinage is one of the most fascinating and intensely pursued series in numismatics. Mint records are largely unclear on these half cents and large cents, leaving much of the production statistics to be drawn from the surviving populations. Most issues are […]

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Rare 1876-CC Liberty Head Eagle Gold Coin in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The 1876-CC $10 is a significant rarity and is elusive in all grades. With appeal to both Carson City enthusiasts and Liberty Head gold specialists, demand far exceeds supply. We are thrilled to offer a pleasing AU-53 (PCGS) example in lot 1112 of our upcoming […]

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Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Capped Bust quarter series, struck from 1815 through 1838, is vastly underrated and contains many of the great rarities in 19th-century numismatics. Most often collected as part of a type set, examples are readily available in most circulated grades but represent a significant challenge […]

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Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Capped Bust quarter series, struck from 1815 through 1838, is vastly underrated and contains many of the great rarities in 19th-century numismatics. Most often collected as part of a type set, examples are readily available in most circulated grades but represent a significant challenge […]

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Newly Discovered Original Washington Before Boston Silver Medal Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Washington Before Boston medal is one of the most significant relics of early America and the Revolutionary Era, with direct ties to the Founding Fathers and some of the most foundational events in our history. Washingtoniana specialist Neil Musante suggests that it is “one […]

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Uniface Fugio Copper Impressions in Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……..   Our May 2019 Baltimore Auction will feature an exceptional selection of United States colonial coinage, including many popular issues and an impressive set of New Jersey coppers from the Collection of Larry L. Terrell. Highlights of our colonial offering include a pair of unique gold […]

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Condition Census 1787 New Jersey Copper Featured in May Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …….. Our May 2019 Baltimore Auction will feature an impressive selection of United States colonial coins from the Collection of Larry L. Terrell, including over 65 different varieties of New Jersey coppers. Among the many highlights from this group is an example struck from the Maris […]

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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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March Online Coin Auction Madness

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… March is upon us and, at least according to the calendar, spring is a mere fortnight away! Not to jump the gun for winter weather fanatics, but I for one can’t wait for the new season. The just-concluded Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Spring Expo announced the new season […]

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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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Whitman Publishing Releases 2nd Edition of Rare Coin Collecting and Investing Memoir

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of Pleasure and Profit: 100 Lessons for Building and Selling a Collection of Rare Coins, by Robert W. Shippee. The 328-page book will debut at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, February 28, 2019. After that, it can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops […]

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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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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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CoinWeek: Stack’s Bowers to Offer Three Million+ Dollar Currency Notes in Baltimore.

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Stack’s Bowers will conduct the fourth session of the historic Joel R. Anderson paper money collection. The previous three sessions have been met with great fanfare and record prices and some of the most important and rare 19th-century American currency pieces have come up for auction. In this, the fourth […]

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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 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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Over $12.7 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Official Whitman Expo Auction Realizes a Total of Nearly $24 Million With over $23.9 million USD in total prices realized, including $12.7 million in United States coins, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo was a successful conclusion to the firm’s 2018 showcase auction season. Highlighted by the […]

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The Joel R. Anderson Collection Sale: Lots You Need to Know

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. At 6:00 PM EDT on October 25, Stack’s Bowers will kick off the third session of their historic offering of the Joel Anderson Collection of Paper Money. Anderson is a major figure in the American publishing industry, whose business portfolio includes Books-A-Million, Whitman Publishing, and the Anderson Press. He is […]

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Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes on display at Whitman Baltimore show.

by Gerry Fortin…. Gerry Fortin Rare Coins is pleased to announce that a special Liberty Seated coinage set display will be available at the expanded GFRC Booth 818 during the upcoming Whitman Baltimore show. The Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes, a collection assembled during a fifteen year period between 1990 and 2005, will […]

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Coin Show News – Small Change Delivers Muscle in Baltimore

The Summer Baltimore Whitman coin show (as always, a well-received venue) is in the books. Collectors and dealers from around the country had traversed in droves to the Eastern Shore to kick off the summer season and take in this always-exciting numismatic edition. Collectors I spoke to in general were upbeat about the present market […]

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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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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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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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Coin Grading – Collectors Embrace NGC Details Coins

With extraordinary coins in demand, an NGC Details Coins grade is just part of the equation By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   As this week’s installment posts, Major League Baseball has officially started its campaign. Gosh, it seems like I just got through wishing family and friends Happy New Year, yet […]

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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 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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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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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 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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Stack’s Bowers Presents the Joel R. Anderson Collection of U.S. Paper Money

With great pleasure, Stack’s Bowers Galleries brings to market The Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States paper money, the largest, finest, and most complete collection of Large Size United States paper money types in existence today. It is rivaled only by great collections of generations ago that have long since been dispersed, including those […]

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CoinWeek IQ: INFOCUS – Draped Bust Quarters – 4K Video

 CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com and the industry’s leading experts. The rare coin market has peaks and valleys. For astute collectors, this is a good thing. A recent dip in the rare coin market has seen the prices of many important American coins down slightly in recent years. Gary […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The Fall 2017 Baltimore Show

Surprise, surprise! In the end it turned out to be a far better show than we had expected By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THIS MARKET REPORT IS WRITTEN BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF LEGEND NUMISMATICS. OTHER DEALERS WILL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. THE BALTIMORE SHOW We honestly had believed that the Philadelphia PCGS Invitational […]

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Now Open for Bidding

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo is now online and open for bidding. The auction, which will be held live Thursday, November 9, will offer nearly 700 lots of paper money covering the full spectrum United […]

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Important Baldwin & Co. $5 Gold Coin at Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer in Rarities Night of our November 2017 Baltimore Auction a lovely Choice VF half eagle issued privately by California assayers Baldwin & Company. Beginning as jewelers and watchmakers in San Francisco, the firm of Baldwin & Company, […]

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Finest Certified 1858-O Liberty Head Double Eagle Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Among early double eagles, the rarest of the rare are New Orleans coins in Mint State. We proudly present a landmark coin in our November 2017 Baltimore Rarities Night  Auction–the very finest 1858-O certified by either service. Graded MS-63 by NGC, both sides exhibit razor sharp […]

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Summer Shines on Baltimore Whitman Expo

Delaware Couple Hunting Buffalos in Blue Moon; Gold in a Quagmire? By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor …….. According to the calendar, summer is officially here! As I write this, the temperature is knocking on the upper side of 90, confirming that with a hot exclamation point. Since the season is all too brief here […]

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Civil War Tokens and Store Cards in Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to our offering of Civil War store cards–a presentation of scarce, rare, and unique coins–including many pieces that are not represented in major collections (such as the marvelous holding of the American Numismatic Society). As mentioned in the descriptions, “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” is a phrase that can […]

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Q. David Bowers: Looking at Baltimore!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… Coming up very quickly is our magnificent auction to be held in Baltimore in conjunction with the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Expo at the Convention Center. The show opens on Thursday morning, June 22 and runs through Sunday. Our auction showcases a wide variety of coins in […]

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Over $15.9 Million in US Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Whitman Baltimore Auction

There was certainly no shortage of significant numismatic offerings throughout the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coins and Collectibles Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center in the final week of March. Anchored by the exceptional Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the Collections of Dr. Gordon Shaw and Anthony Bettencourt, this […]

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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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US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

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Coin Show Commentary: Whitman Baltimore Robust

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Mintmarked gold hot in Stack’s Bowers sale; Collector on prowl for Gem DPL CC Morgans As we ushered in November, fresh to their temporary digs in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, dealers and some collectors were busy setting up shop in their respective hotel rooms. As always, many […]

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Coinweek Cool Currency! 2016 Episode 4 – 4K Video

CoinWeek’s popular Cool Currency! series returns with our fourth episode this season. We look at two popular American notes and two important and rare world notes. Featured in this Episode: Alex Delatola, APD Currency – 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Henrik Christensen, Holt Paper Money – Ming Dynasty Banknote from 1366-1399 Tom Surina, Tom Surina, LLC […]

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Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek…. Stack’s Bowers, the official auctioneer for the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, will hold its next Rarities Night Auction of U.S. Coins on November 3. The 196 lots up for offer consist of a variety of lustrous, rare and conditionally rare examples of almost every classic American coin […]

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Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many highlights in our Early American Coins session at our November Baltimore Auction (presented in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, or C4), is the outstanding Choice Mint State 1787 Massachusetts cent offered in lot 5177. We had the pleasure of […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. The Draped Bust cents of 1798 represent one of the most dynamic issues of early American copper coinage, with significant modifications to both the obverse and reverse design types throughout the year. With 46 distinct die pairings, the challenge this issue presents to collectors is […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   One of the most interesting and complex areas of American Numismatics is the study and collecting of paper money. With denominations starting at just a few cents and ranging upwards to the ultimate U.S. denomination of $100,000, there is no doubt that currency […]

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Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Expo Auction Tops $13.5 Million

Once again, Stack’s Bowers Galleries exceeded expectations with a tremendous showing at the 2016 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo March 30 through April 6. When all was said and done, the total prices realized topped $13.5 million, well above presale estimates. Part II of the Twin Leaf Collection of Middle […]

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US Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo & Stack’s Bowers Auction Underway

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. 70th Anniversary Roosevelt Dimes offer variety and value. Golden nostalgia ahead in 2016. As winter slowly relinquishes its grip, and most of the country is enjoying the transition to spring, New England (it seems) is always a naysayer. I woke up the first full day of spring […]

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Coin Grading – NGC Baltimore Show Designation for Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50

NGC will offer several designations for qualifying 2016-W Gold Buffalo $50 coins, including a special BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation See other coins eligible for the BALTIMORE SHOW RELEASES designation The US Mint has confirmed that the Proof 2016-W Buffalo Gold $50 will be released on the first day (March 31) of the Whitman Baltimore Expo. […]

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Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this episode of Coins of […]

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U.S. Mint to Participate in Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo

The United States Mint will occupy booth #801 at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo on Nov. 5-8 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. The Mint will have the following products available for sale: 2015 products including American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins; 2015 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Coin; the Happy Birthday, […]

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Cool Coins! – March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo (1 of 2). Video: 6:33.

Charles Morgan and David Lisot strolled the bourse to find Cool Coins at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Did they succeed in finding them? You bet. In fact, there were so many cool coins for sale that we couldn’t squeeze them all into one video! In this video: David McCarthy […]

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Harvey Stack talkes Pogue and Other Great Collections – Video: 9:24

On March 26, Stack’s Bowers founder and numismatic luminary Harvey Stack 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. Stack, whose career spans more than sixty years, grew up in the business and has been at the center of many of […]

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CoinWeek Q&A with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg – Video: 15:30

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland. Salzburg discussed on-site show grading, NGC’s success in world and ancient coin markets, and how Third Party Grading services and the rare coin market have embraced modern coin certification. Salzburg also discusses the benefits of specialty labels […]

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Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo came to a close on Monday with the conclusion of the live Internet only session. In all, the March currency auction realized $4.69 million in sales with the 17.5% buyer’s premium included. Director of Currency Auctions Peter Treglia stated: “We […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 25-29, 2015 – Video: 6:11

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan joins CoinWeek Executive Producer David Lisot at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. The two walk the bourse floor and talk to dealers and industry insiders to get a sense of what’s going on in the coin market. In this report, Charles and David head over to the […]

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Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… In this, the second installment of CoinWeek’s coverage of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show, I talk to a collector from Pennsylvania about his pursuit of a rare obsolete bank note and take a quick look at the 10 coins that brought the most money on Rarities Night. I […]

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Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… The first day of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, which runs from October 30 to November 2, kicked off quietly at 9:00 AM, with auction lot viewings by numismatic literature sellers Kolbe & Fanning and rare coin auction house Stack’s Bowers. A steadily increasing number of Early Birds soon began […]

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Whitman Baltimore Expo General Manager Talks About New Baseball Coin & Convention. VIDEO: 2:08

Lori Kraft & Michelle Hudson, Whitman Expo Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. The Whitman Baltimore Expo has a new management team headed by Lori Kraft. Along with her assistant Michelle Hudson and the other members of the convention team and the participation of the United States Mint this Expo is one of the best attended ever. […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Shines as Medals and Coins bring big numbers at Stack’s March Baltimore Expo Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo featured an array of five-to-six-figure items, together with thousands of collector coins, medals, tokens, and paper money at every budget level. When all was said and done, over $11.8 million was sold during the live floor sessions. Front-row center was a […]

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Highlights from the Stack’s Bowers Legendary Numismatists Symposium

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The late Steve Tanenbaum, John J. Ford, Louis Eliasberg, Sr., collectors of the 1950s, and the famed 1933 double eagle were among the many topics discussed at the Stack’s Bowers symposium that took place at the Whitman Expo Baltimore Spring Show. Not much has happened over the past 60 years of numismatic […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, March 30, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum publisher Wayne Homren recaps a busy and exciting weekend at the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo…. On Friday March 28th, 2014, I set aside the afternoon for numismatics and attended the Whitman Baltimore […]

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Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. I’m writing this on Sunday, as the 2014 Spring Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show in Baltimore comes to a close. The show was well attended and busy throughout. Possibly even busier than last month’s ANA National Money Show in Atlanta. Thursday and Friday were marked […]

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Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. For one lucky youngster–12-year-old Cole Bank–the opening day of the Spring coin show was one to remember. Dressed in Orioles orange and black, he was the first person in line to purchase and receive a 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and […]

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The Coin Analyst: Baseball Coins Launching March 27th and ATB Coins on the Way

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. BHOF Commemorative Series The most widely anticipated U.S. commemorative coin series in decades will be launched on Thursday, March 27. I expect there to be a feeding frenzy for the 75th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame coins that will put a lot of stress on the Mint’s web site, though […]

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