Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. 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 60-plus years in the coin business.
Harvey Stack: Stack's Involvement in the Smithsonian 1987 Display of American Banking. Video: 3:55.
Hear how Stack’s helped with this important exhibit.
Harvey Stack: Recollections of Alex and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli. VIDEO: 5:01.
Harvey remembers the Stefanelli’s and how they eventually went to work for the Smithsonian and their work with the National Collection of coinage.
Harvey Stack: How the US Mint Ended Up with the Eliasberg Coin Collection. VIDEO: 4:21
Louis Eliasberg had an enormous coin collection that Stack’s helped to assemble. In 1976 during the Bicentennial a special arrangement was made for the United States Mint to have this collection on view. Harvey shares how this event occurred.