Tag: Stella

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki for Modern Coin Wholesale…. Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that even rarer metals can be made into bullion coins, and cheaper, more common substances make up our circulating coinage. But gold and alloys of gold have been there from the beginning […]

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Stack’s Bower to Sell Incredible PR68 UC 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella in June Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bower to Sell Incredible PR68 UC 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella in June Baltimore Auction

Single Finest Certified for the Issue in Unbelievable NGC Proof-68 Ultra Cameo IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is set to auction the finest certified 1879 Flowing Hair Stella in their June auction being held in Baltimore at the end of the month. The $4 Stella has long been a numismatic favorite and the subject […]

NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded the single known example of a distinctive Stella variety as PF- 60, J-1636a. The Stella, or four-dollar gold piece, was coined solely as a series of pattern pieces dated 1879 or 1880 in two major types. Both show a left-facing bust of Liberty on the obverse and […]

Historic proof sets and ‘Stella’ pattern coins present momentous opportunities for collectors at FUN

Historic proof sets and ‘Stella’ pattern coins present momentous opportunities for collectors at FUN

Remarkable set of six pattern coins associated with the famous “Stella” coinage experiment are important collective highlights of Heritage’s Tampa FUN Auction

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