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Rare Money Blog

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Henrik Holt Christensen has joined the company as Consignment Director of Europe. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience, Mr. Christensen will focus on expanding Stack's Bowers Galleries' European network and growing the firm's World Paper Money department. He will be at the Maastricht Paper Money Fair to review and appraise items, as well as to accept consignments for future auctions. To set up an appointment, please contact him at [email protected]

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

The modern cohesion and power balance between the Crown and Parliament in the United Kingdom developed broadly from the events surrounding the Glorious Revolution in 1688, whereby Catholic James II was toppled and forced into exile in favor of his daughter, the Anglican Mary Stuart, and her Protestant Dutch husband, William of Orange. This revolution, while restoring an Anglican/Protestant monarch and forever preventing Catholic rule, also aided in strengthening the role and position of parliament, removing the heretofore absolute monarchical system under which the kingdom had been ruled for centuries.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

​Featured in our November 2019 Baltimore Auction is a remarkable 1652 Pine Tree shilling with an infamous counterstamp that has captured the attention of specialists for nearly 150 years.  Placed just below the roots of the tree on the obverse is an inverted counterstamp of the monogram NE, imitating the authentic NE punch used on the eponymous shillings of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Close study reveals that the counterstamp is triple struck, and only the very bottom portion of the E is visible at the edge. The corresponding area on the reverse shows a slightly rough texture that obscures the rosette.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Thanks for checking back to see if you guessed the right answer to last week's Test Your Knowledge!

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​​A unique $10 Red Seal from the Farmers National Bank of Kingfisher, Territory of Oklahoma (CH# 6702), will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore, Maryland.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​​While the R.L. Miles Collection was a highlight, Stack's was able to present many other fine public auctions in 1969. In May Stack's offered the Illinois Collection, a comprehensive assemblage of ancient, foreign and United States gold coins, consisting of some 1,011 attractive numismatic lots.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​For collectors of world and ancient coins and medals the start of 2020 will be exciting as the 48th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) kicks off the year.  Stack’s Bowers Galleries begins its 2020 auction season with our official auction of the NYINC. Our auction sessions will take place January 17-18, 2020, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. 

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present Washingtoniana from the Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania featuring the Collection of William Spohn Baker at our official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo? For collectors of Washington medals, William Spohn Baker needs no introduction as it was his systematic study and arrangement of the medals in the 1880s that served as the road map for collectors of this material for over a century. Baker, who died in 1897, was a consummate Washington scholar, assembling a vast library of volumes on Washington, an extraordinary collection of more than 1,000 portrait engravings, and about 1,100 medals.

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