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Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Over the years the United States Mint has issued many commemorative coins. There are the “Classic” commemoratives that were struck between 1892 and 1954. There are the Bicentennial coins of 1776, featuring special reverse designs for the quarter, half dollar and dollar. And, starting in 1983, […]

New Stacks Bowers Website includes Archives and Integrated Mobile Apps

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 […]

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

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, […]

Coin Library – Deluxe Hardbound Pogue Coin Collection Catalogs and Books

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 […]

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

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 […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …..   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles…. Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to tell of how the United States Government’s policies to stop counterfeiting affected Stack’s ability to import and sell an important European coin collection. Since dealing with a government […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers: D. Brent Pogue Collection Becomes Most Valuable Ever Sold

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 […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George H. Thomas

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 […]

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

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 […]

Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Manifest Auctions

Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Manifest Auctions

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the purchase of the assets of Manifest Auctions. Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, commented: “Under the leadership of Manning Garrett, Manifest Auctions has grown into one of the pre-eminent auction houses of rare paper money. The opportunity to acquire Manifest and bring Manning Garrett to the Stack’s […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

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 […]

US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

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 […]

Incredible Gem 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent – A Numismatic Landmark

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 […]

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Editors Note: Links to the related two Articles…. Part 1     Part 3 In the early days after World War II, as counterfeit coins were being made and entering the country, the Secret Service started confiscating and seizing false gold coins found in jewelry shops, pawn shops and even […]

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

Remarkable Large Cents from Pogue Collection to Cross Block in 2016

Remarkable Large Cents from Pogue Collection to Cross Block in 2016

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in Association with Sotheby’s, Presents The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III February 9, 2016   The D. Brent Pogue Collection will forever be remembered as the finest cabinet ever formed of early American coins, and it is fitting that the selection of the cents of 1793 is among the most important […]

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

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 […]

Coin Profiles – Proof 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Coin Profiles – Proof 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Extremely Rare Proof 1825 Half Dollar The Finest Specimen Certified by Either Service 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Overton-113. Rarity-8 as a Proof. Proof-66 (NGC). The Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Proof Coins listed several Proof 1825 half dollars but none have been verified as Proofs in the modern era. No Proof 1825 half dollar […]

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

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 southern East African coast, isolated by the sea for several million years. This has produced a unique array of mammals, along with half its birds and most of its plants being found here […]

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

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, […]

By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highly Important & Historically Significant Siege of Malta Ingot

Highly Important & Historically Significant Siege of Malta Ingot

MALTA. 30 Tari Siege Ingot, 1800 – EXTREMELY RARE.  On 9 June 1798 while on his way to Egypt, Napoleon with his expeditionary force of over 30,000 men arrived off the heavily fortified port city and capital of Malta, Valletta. Upon reaching the island he sought fresh water and other provisions demanding that his entire […]

By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Extremely Rare 1/2 Riksdaler, One Of Perhaps Three Known By Bruce Walker for Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish coinage is one of the anchor consignments at Stack’s Bowers’ upcoming January 2016 NYINC auction. It represents a near lifetime achievement dedicated to the memory of Thor Bäckström, the grandfather of […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In this article I will continue to discuss how the rarity of Morgan silver dollars was affected by changes in supply and availability. This story is of a hoard of mostly Morgan silver dollars that was […]

By December 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Lot 60164 – Kwangtung. 7 Mace 3 Candareens  ND (1889). NGC MS-62. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio have announced the results of their December 2015 Chinese and Asian Coin, Currency and Medal auction. Overall, prices realized exceeded estimates, with many lots showing heated competition. (All prices realized include the standard buyer’s premium). Setting the pace for […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When I left off last time I was discussing how the entire landscape of gold double eagle ($20) collecting was changed by first Franklin Roosevelt’s recall of gold coins in 1933 and by the examples that were eventually found […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held January 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in beautiful New York City. After a highly successful year of auction activity in 2015, Stack’s Bowers […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins – Highly Desirable Signed Decadrachm by Kimon

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 […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

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 […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio December Hong Kong Sale to Offer Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio December Hong Kong Sale to Offer Many Rarities

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 December 8 through December 15 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of rare coins and banknotes […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2015 Baltimore Auction Realizes over $5 Million in U.S. Coins

Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2015 Baltimore Auction Realizes over $5 Million in U.S. Coins

Total Prices Realized over $7.9 million for World and U.S. Coins Once again, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo attracted great excitement. The sale comprised six separate offerings of United States coins, beginning with a Rarities Night session and concluding with two Internet Only sessions. With spirited […]

By November 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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