Tag: Frank Van Valen

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The beauty of exonumia is that it knows no boundaries.  If it has to do with numismatics in some remote way, that’s generally good enough for an exonumia collector. My personal collection contains paper, wood, metal, plastic, and Bakelite items and more. […]

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We all, or at least many of us, wanted to be pirates when we were kids. Swashbucklers all, we watched the antics of Errol Flynn on Saturday morning black and white television and thrilled to the adventures of such denizens of the […]

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 […]

The King of Morgan Dollars Holds Court in the Stacks Bowers May 2013 New Orleans ANA Auction Event

The King of Morgan Dollars Holds Court in the Stacks Bowers May 2013 New Orleans ANA Auction Event

Article by Frank Van Valen, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins.  Based on the catalog description by John Salyer, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins.  PCGS Proof-65+ CAC 1895 Morgan Dollar A Star Attraction For better than 100 years numismatic sources had mentioned a mintage for the 1895 Morgan dollar of 12,000 pieces struck for circulation along […]

 
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