Tag: Q. David Bowers

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

By Tom Delorey – Harlan J Berk Ltd. ….   The Morgan dollar has long been one of the most popular American coin series, apparently second only to the Lincoln cent in the number of people who collect it in some manner, and the 1895-P dollar has long been called “The King of Morgan Dollars.” […]

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers….   Among all United States silver coin designs the rarest of the rare is that used only in 1796 and 1797. The obverse is the Draped Bust type with Liberty facing to the right. The reverse is the Small Eagle type with the national bird perched on a […]

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

  There’s been a big discovery in early American numismatics. Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated a long-speculated but never-before-confirmed new obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar. This new die marriage was struck from known obverse and reverse dies, but this is first known example with this combination. […]

By April 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Exclusive Interview with Q. David Bowers: On Pogue, Great Coins & Important Collections

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview with Q. David Bowers: On Pogue, Great Coins & Important Collections

On March 26, Stack’s Bowers founder and noted numismatic author Q. David Bowers sat down with CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan to discuss numismatic history in the making, the upcoming sale of the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet. Bowers, whose career spans more than sixty years, has been at the center of many of the […]

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the first of three official 2015 auctions for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. The sale is presented in three authoritative catalogs and will be held in Baltimore March 26-27 and March 30-31. The first session of the sale offers the U.S. colonial era paper money of the […]

First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy

First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   First Read: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle: Story of a Rarity, and Treasures from the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy by Q. David Bowers   Q. […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, two new books by Stack’s Bowers founder Q. David Bowers, CoinWeek’s weekly giveaway of the Austrian Mint’s Niobium coin “Cosmology”, and this week’s sales figures from the United States Mint.   Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is the […]

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Highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection: The Finest Certified Proof 1827 Quarter Dollar From the Joseph J. Mickley Collection

Highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection: The Finest Certified Proof 1827 Quarter Dollar From the Joseph J. Mickley Collection

By Q. David Bowers – Founder, Stack’s Bowers A Link with Tradition Of all rarities in the American series, the 1827 quarter is one of the most famous, most storied. Joseph J. Mickley, a Philadelphia teenager, became interested in rare coins in 1816 when he attempted unsuccessfully to find a copper cent of 1799, the year […]

Q. David Bowers on Stack’s Americana Sale – February 5-7, 2015

Q. David Bowers on Stack’s Americana Sale – February 5-7, 2015

by Q. David Bowers  – Stack’s Bowers Each year at this time, and in some years at other times as well, we hold an Americana Sale. The focus is on numismatics of our country with special emphasis on tokens, medals, documents, paper money, and archival items apart from the mainstream of federal coinage 1792 to date, although […]

Bowers: Surprise! Two-Cent Pieces in the Midwest in 1880

Bowers: Surprise! Two-Cent Pieces in the Midwest in 1880

by Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Two-cent pieces were first made in 1864, at a time when small change was scarce in circulation. In the following year, 1865, the shortage had abated and the nickel three-cent piece was introduced. Mintage quantities for the two-cent piece fell sharply, with 1872 (as illustrated here) being the […]

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Wrap Up

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Wrap Up

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Obviously, the Kennedy gold half dollar release was the big story of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money and CoinWeek was on the ground as it happened. Expect to see that report by Monday. In the interim, I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about numismatic topics beyond […]

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The second day of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo was so busy that it took me halfway through Saturday to coalesce all of my notes and gather my thoughts. For a supposedly “small” summer show, a lot happened on the second day. Here’s a rundown of the topics […]

Pogue Family Collection to be Offered by Stack’s Bowers

Pogue Family Collection to be Offered by Stack’s Bowers

The Pogue Family Collection is one of the largest private coin collections in the world… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to announce that the firm has been chosen to market the most valuable collection of federal American coins ever formed. Assembled over several decades by the Pogue family of Dallas, Texas and built under the […]

Ten Numismatic Books to Get You Started

Ten Numismatic Books to Get You Started

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Even though we live in the Internet age with virtually everything at our fingertips, books are still an important part of any numismatic education. Dave Bowers once famously stated, “buy the book before the coin.” This advice is extremely valuable to anyone considering even a […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Eric Newman Turns 103

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Eric Newman Turns 103

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, a veritable who’s who of E-Sylum readers and leading numismatists write in to congratulate the fantastic Eric P. Newman, who just celebrated his 103rd birthday….  Mark Borckardt: For those who didn’t make […]

By May 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage

First Read: U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……   U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage by Q. David Bowers with Robert Galiette It’s easy to take Q. David Bowers for granted. The Hobby’s […]

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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Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. I’m writing this on Sunday, as the 2014 Spring Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show in Baltimore comes to a close. The show was well attended and busy throughout. Possibly even busier than last month’s ANA National Money Show in Atlanta. Thursday and Friday were marked […]

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Brian Kendrella to Lead Stacks Bowers Galleries as They Launch Single, Unified Brand

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International, Inc., announced today that it is combining its operations with those of Teletrade and Spectrum Numismatics, creating a single, integrated operating unit to be known as Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Brian Kendrella, formerly Director of Operations overseeing all three companies, has been named President […]

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

Raymond N. Merena has passed away

By Q. David Bowers We are saddened to report that Raymond N. Merena passed away this evening in Massachusetts. In 1982 he was co-founder with Dave Bowers of Bowers and Merena Galleries and participated in the firm’s many accomplishments before retiring in 2000. After then he and his wife Patricia traveled extensively, set up homes […]

What It Takes to Be a Numismatic Writer. VIDEO: 4:34

What It Takes to Be a Numismatic Writer. VIDEO: 4:34

Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus, Stack’s Bowers Q. David Bowers is one of the most prolific numismatic writers of all time. He has won numerous literary awards and continues to do research and generate new publications. In this brief conversation he shares what it really takes if someone wants to write about the hobby of […]

By March 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Battle Born Collection of Carson City Coinage Auction Highlights

Stack’s Bowers Battle Born Collection of Carson City Coinage Auction Highlights

The Battle Born Collection represented a complete collection of 111 coins struck by the Carson City mint in Nevada. Many of these coins were the finest available. Hear commentary from Christine Karstedt, Rusty Goe, and Q. David Bowers as they describe the magnitude of the accomplishment of this collection. Then enjoy as you watch the […]

By September 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Numismatic Tribute to David W. Akers ANA Philadelphia 2012

Interviews with Q. David Bowers, Jeff Garrett, Ira Goldberg, Ken Goldman, David Hall, Julian Leidman, , Kevin Lipton, Paul Nugget, Jim Halperin, Todd Imhof, Steve Ivy, Tom Mulvaney, Greg Rohan, Rick Sear, and Tony Terranova. Interviewer: David Lisot Obituary, Dignitymemorial.com David Warren Akers passed away on July 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his […]

By September 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Fourth Edition of Q. David Bowers’ Classic Guide Book on Morgan Dollars Released

Fourth Edition of Q. David Bowers’ Classic Guide Book on Morgan Dollars Released

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …….. There are at most a handful of people in the world who possess the knowledge and expertise on Morgan Dollars that Q. David Bowers does. Part of that world class expertise comes from being a full-time professional coin dealer for more than half a century. It also comes from decades […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jury Verdict in the case of the Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jury Verdict in the case of the Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #63 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On July 20th, at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the jury reached a verdict in the ten day trial regarding the title of ten 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins). The coin collecting community was horrified […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The fate of ten Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The fate of ten Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #62 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On July 7th, at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, a trial began regarding the fate of ten 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins). The U.S. Treasury Department is pitted against the Switt-Langbord family. This trail […]

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