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Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Click Here for Part 1 In this article I continue my thoughts on rarity by stating that you cannot make a rarity and that trying to usually results in failure. Trying to manipulate supply and demand rarely ends well for those involved. This is especially true if […]

By November 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce results of their recent November Baltimore Sale of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins, held November 5 through 10 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The nearly 1,800-lot sale of rare world coins and banknotes generated solid results, with a significant number […]

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

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Every hobby has rarities. In this way collecting coins is no different than collecting stamps, artifacts, paintings, trading cards or anything else. In the early days of the United States politicians, ambassadors and wealthy individuals in America started collecting coins for education and pleasure. People like the […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer Chinese Space Collection in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer Chinese Space Collection in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to offer space collectibles from the ‘Shenzhou 1’ (神舟一号) in their December 8-9, 2015, Hong Kong auction. These items were stored in the cabin of and traveled into space aboard ‘Shenzhou 1’, China’s first space ship in 1999. Returning to the Earth from space, each piece was examined and […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Offering for Whitman Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Offering for Whitman Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their November 5-10 Official Auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. Nearly 1,800 lots of rare world coins and banknotes will be offered in this exciting event! The sale will commence with Session A, which includes the […]

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Auction Offers Excitement!

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Auction Offers Excitement!

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced details of their November 5-10 Official Auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. Nearly 1,800 lots of rare world coins and banknotes will be offered in this exciting event! The sale will commence with Session A, which includes the live World […]

World Gold Coins – Incredible Albanian Prova 100 Franga Ari

World Gold Coins – Incredible Albanian Prova 100 Franga Ari

ALBANIA. 100 Franga Ari, 1927-R. President Amet Zogu (1926-28) By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ….. This week’s preview for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official World Coin Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is a stunning large Albanian gold piece. This Prova (pattern or test) denominated at 100 Franga Ari was […]

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction to Include Unique $500 Interest-Bearing Note

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction to Include Unique $500 Interest-Bearing Note

 Unique Fr. 212b $500 Interest Bearing Note Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ November Baltimore official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo has opened online for bidding and the auction catalogs have been mailed. Bidders will find a varied offering of 839 lots across multiple categories of U.S. currency. Headlining the auction is a […]

Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s Oct. Rarities Auction Realizes Nearly $3 Million

Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s Oct. Rarities Auction Realizes Nearly $3 Million

On the afternoon of October 1, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Rarities Auction, comprising 135 lots of coins and numismatic Americana, was presented to an active audience in the seventh floor sales room at Sotheby’s New York headquarters. When the gavel fell on the last lot, a total of US$2,993,230 worth of coins, medals, and documents […]

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

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, surpassing […]

Stack’s Bowers Hires Mr. Zhou Shou Yuan as Consignment Director of China

Stack’s Bowers Hires Mr. Zhou Shou Yuan as Consignment Director of China

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio has hired Zhou Shou Yuan as its Executive Consignment Director of China. Shou Yuan will focus on gathering consignments and representing Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio in mainland China. Shou Yuan, who has collected stamps and coins since the 1990s, most recently founded Shouxi.com in 2013 to provide timely, comprehensive, authoritative and […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview: Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note

Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview: Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist – Stack’s Bowers   Among the highlights of our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo is a beautiful “Fancy Back” Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note graded Choice Extremely Fine 45 EPQ by PMG. These “Fancy Back” notes differ from the […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
$1.55+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Currency Auction

$1.55+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Currency Auction

Prices were strong in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money held August 14 and 17, as 339 lots of U.S. currency realized more than $1.55 million. The prices realized were a positive indication for the market as it emerges from its usual summer slump. Adding to […]

Harvey Stack: My Thoughts on Rarity, Part I

Harvey Stack: My Thoughts on Rarity, Part I

By Harvey G. Stack – Stack’s Bowers …..   Every hobby has rarities. In this way collecting coins is no different than collecting stamps, artifacts, paintings, trading cards or anything else. In the early days of the United States, politicians, ambassadors and wealthy individuals in America started collecting coins for education and pleasure. People, like the […]

Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

“Excitement” was the buzzword at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official auction sales of U.S. coins held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The company’s ever-popular Rarities Night […]

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

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 […]

US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

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. […]

Stack’s Bowers Invites You to be Part of the Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in August 2015

Stack’s Bowers Invites You to be Part of the Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in August 2015

When the bright sun of August bakes the land from coast to coast, that’s a sign for numismatists to prepare for the annual summer ANA World’s Fair of Money Convention, held this year in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, a familiar venue for thousands of collectors. As an Official Auctioneer of this year’s ANA Convention, […]

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

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, […]

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers….   The Panda Series of modern Chinese coins have seen over three decades of numismatic success, and this August Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to offer two exceptionally rare 1982 Panda Patterns from the beginning of this series. In 1982 the China Mint decided to produce […]

Paper Money Highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers ANA sale

Paper Money Highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers ANA sale

The following are five highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA Paper Money Auction: Finest Known 1869 “Rainbow” One Dollar Legal Tender PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ Lot# 40082 – Fr. 18. 1869 $1 Legal Tender Note. PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ. The 1869 series of Legal Tender Notes are among […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announce Details of August 2015 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian Coins, Currency

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announce Details of August 2015 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian Coins, Currency

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of our upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held August 24 through 26 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. As the undisputed leading auctioneer of rare coins and banknotes in Southeast Asia, our […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2015 Hong Kong Currency Auction will showcase an incredible array of rare Asian banknotes. The sale will lead with Chinese material starting with an impressive selection of Empirical issues with many examples of the popular “Ming Note,” as well as pieces from the Ch’ing Dynasty and Board of Revenue […]

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney  – Stacks Bowers …….. By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby Comstock Lode prompted government officials to push for a federal mint in the area, hoping it would guarantee a steady supply of bullion, increased production figures and sustained profitability. These […]

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency at Stacks Bowers……. Most collectors are interested in securing banknotes produced prior to their births, but as time goes on more and more people develop a passion for modern bank notes. Several issues of currency produced no more than half a decade ago are already scarce and in […]

World Coins – Exceptional Prussian Gold Coin – 2 Frederick d’Or in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

World Coins – Exceptional Prussian Gold Coin – 2 Frederick d’Or in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

By Bruce Walker and Chris Chatigny – Stacks Bowers Numismatists & Catalogers …. The world and ancient coin section of our Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is now online. The over 1,500 world and ancient coins to be offered will appeal to a variety of collectors. You can […]

Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured at Stacks Bowers Rarities Night in Chicago

Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured at Stacks Bowers Rarities Night in Chicago

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers …….. While the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia had been striking gold coins since 1795, these quarter eagle, half eagle, and eagle denominations represented a large sum of money and were mostly used in large business transactions. Many were also sent abroad and melted to take advantage […]

The Demise of the Printed Word in Numismatics

The Demise of the Printed Word in Numismatics

By Harvey G. Stack,  Founder – Stacks Bowers ………….. In Part 1 of this story, I discussed the various printed information sources that influenced my nearly 70 years as a professional numismatist. As the hobby grew in the years from about 1980 to the present, the quantity of printed numismatic material grew. As more people […]

 
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