Tag: Harvey Stack

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, the […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – Video

Harvey Stack: Counsel for Collectors, Stacks’ Enduring Legacy, and Dealing in Bags and Rolls – 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 sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Counsel for Coin Collectors in the Long Term. VIDEO: 5:13. Harvey gives his expert opinion to collectors looking to hold coins long term.   Stack’s Recent History and Philosophy of Business. VIDEO: […]

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – Video.

Harvey Stack: Current Coin Prices, Counsel for Collectors, the Essence of Collecting – 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 sixty-plus years in the coin business. Harvey Stack: Current Prices of Great Numismatic Rarities. VIDEO: 2:48. Harvey has seen prices on the great numismatic rarities soar in value. He cautions what makes for a healthy market.   Harvey Stack: Counsel […]

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – Video

Harvey Stack: Harry Forman, Colonel Green, and Challenging Consignments – 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 sixty-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Coin Dealer Harry Forman of Philadelphia.  VIDEO: 5:28. Harvey was good friends with the well known coin dealer Harry Forman. He shares stories about Harry, their business deals, and their friendship. […]

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

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: […]

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey Stack on RL Miles, John L. Roper, and Dealer Harry Forman – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: How RL Miles Started Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:14. The collector R.L. Miles an interesting journey into coin collecting. […]

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey Stack – On Sol Kaplan, Skinny Miles, Stanley Apfelbaum and Others – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Sol Kaplan. Video: 1:51 Legendary coin dealer Sol Kaplan is remembered by Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey […]

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey Stack – I Do Not Like Slabbed Coins, Plus Thoughts on Various Coin Investments… – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them. Why I Do Not Like Coins in Slabs (2:28) Harvey isn’t one to mince words about the effects third-party grading has […]

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128–a rare 1808 quarter eagle–brought at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s joint offering of the D. Brent Pogue Family Collection. The coin, once part of Congressman Jimmy Hayes well-regarded type set, closed the door on the first of seven […]

Harvey Stack – A Life in Numismatics and Harvey’s Most Memorable Auction Sales – Video

Harvey Stack – A Life in Numismatics and Harvey’s Most Memorable Auction Sales – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: My Most Exciting Coin Auction When you have been involved with so many important coin auction sales […]

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey Stack – Amon Carter’s 1822 $5, the Lilly 1926-S $20, and John Jay Pittman at the Farouk Sale – Video

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about three of the 20th century’s most important collectors, their most important coins, and how they got them.   Harvey Stack: Amon Carter and His 1822 Five Dollar Gold Coin Harvey knew the coin collector Amon Cart of […]

Harvey Stack – The Building of the ANA Library and the Development of the ANA Grading Guide Book

Harvey Stack – The Building of the ANA Library and the Development of the ANA Grading Guide Book

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about the construction and development of the American Numismatic Institution’s Library and the the behind-the-scenes tension surrounding the creation of the ANA Grading Guide Book. . ..   Copyright © CoinWeek April 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this week CoinWeek uploaded its 1000th video onto the CoinWeek YouTube channel. Since we launched the channel, CoinWeek videos have been watched over 580,000 times–for a total of 1,584,462 minutes! That’s an unbelievable response from the collecting community. But you know what? […]

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Working with Government Agencies

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Working with Government Agencies

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….   In the following five videos, Harvey Stack talks about his experiences as an industry representative for hearings on the Hobby Protection Act in 1973 and the State Quarter Program in 1995 along with working with government agencies such as the US Assay Commission and the Federal Trade […]

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Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Joining the Family Coin Business and the First Auction

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Joining the Family Coin Business and the First Auction

Harvey G. Stack – – How I Was Trained to Be in the Family Coin Business. S15-2 VIDEO Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Mr. Harvey Stack graciously granted CoinWeek’s David Lisot an interview in the offices of Stack’s Bowers in New York City. In this Multi part series, Harvey talks about in 1940 when he […]

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Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – What It Has Been Like in Numismatics

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – What It Has Been Like in Numismatics

Harvey G. Stack – – What It Has Been Like in Numismatics.  VIDEO: 2:42 Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Mr. Harvey Stack graciously granted CoinWeek’s David Lisot an interview in the offices of Stack’s Bowers in New York City. In this Multi part series, Harvey talks about his days in the coin business, deals he […]

By February 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 5, 2015. Video: 7:30

CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 5, 2015. Video: 7:30

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses this week’s happenings in the numismatic marketplace. David Lisot interviews Harvey Stack, and CoinWeek says goodbye to former Coin World Editor Margo Russell. NOTE: Make sure you select 1080 HD setting to view CoinWeek Videos ( The Gear in the Video Player Bar) Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is […]

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The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn – Part 2

The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn – Part 2

By Harvey G. Stack, Stacks Bowers Galleries…..   Click Here for Part 1 The extent of varieties and completeness of the Reed Hawn Collection show that man’s dedication. Reed Hawn dedicated himself to specialization, as with his half dollar collection, 1794 to 1947 as described in the previous part of this article. But, he was […]

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The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn

The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn

By Harvey G. Stack,  Stacks Bowers Galleries ……… During the middle of the 20th century, due to the aging of collectors who had collected prior to the 1950s, a major group of outstanding collections became available at public auction or by private sale. Most of the collections included coins from collections that were formed in […]

Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack Talk About Changes in Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 3:21

Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack Talk About Changes in Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 3:21

Q. David Bowers & Harvey Stack, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: Charles Morgan, Content Manager, CoinWeek.com……….. Three legendary numismatists addressed the public at the recent Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo. CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan was there to ask questions of Q. David Bowers and Harvey Stack about the future of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March, 2014 Whitman Expo […]

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