By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger
For all of our U.S.
based readers we’d like to wish you a belated happy Thanksgiving. In this
article we present our first ancient coin highlight from the January 2019 New
York International Auction. It features an iconic early type, attributed to
Kroisos (or Croesus) who ruled the Kingdom of Lydia, now part of modern-day
By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist
distinct star punches were used by the U.S. Mint to produce Capped Bust Right
eagles in 1799. Production began using a smaller star punch which likely broke
before the end of the year, forcing a transition to a larger punch that would
continue to be used for 1800 and part of 1801.
Test Your Knowledge this week and see if you get the correct answer!
Stack's Bowers Galleries
By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder
Today as you
read these words, common-date $20 gold double eagles sell for less of a premium
over bullion value than I have ever seen—and my experience goes back to the
1950s. For just $100 to $200 over melt value many different twenties certified
by PCGS and NGC as MS-63 are available.
Are you thinking of
selling? Then think of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. If you carefully consider the
matter, there is no other logical choice. Our unequalled record of success
dates back to our first sale in 1935, and continues now, over 80 years later.
We have handled thousands of collections from modest in size to the greatest
ever built. Whether you have some choice and interesting duplicates, sets, or
series to sell or whether you have a great collection laden with rarities, our
team of experts would like to hear from you.
By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions
Our January 2019 New York International Numismatic
Convention Sale will feature an exceptional volume of collector worthy material.
Here we highlight two Rwanda-Burundi high denomination notes that are the
finest graded by PMG of their issued types. Rwanda-Burundi Pick 6, the 500
Francs Rhino is offered in a 65EPQ holder, while the Pick 7, 1000 Francs Zebra is
certified as 64EPQ.
Did you know you still have time to consign to
a Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction in 2018? Our December Collectors
Choice Online Auction closes for consignments next week, on November
28. The auction crosses the block live with an auctioneer, at
StacksBowers.com on December 19. Our Collectors Choice sales offer favorable
rates, quick turn-around time and all the live bidding action of our Showcase
sales. Let Stack’s Bowers Galleries turn your single item, entire
collection, or duplicates into cash. You will receive your settlement check for
this sale before the new year! In addition, highlights will be on display at
the PCGS Members Only show, in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 12-14, 2018.
Stack's Bowers Galleries
By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager
now offering a great alternative to buying straight gold bullion. The
premiums on $20 Liberty Head and Saint-Gaudens double eagles are so low that we
can offer them at only $75 over spot! Almost a full ounce of gold, for
just about the same price as a one-ounce gold eagle. The difference is
that you have a numismatic piece, not just a bullion piece. These are
selling very well. Currently we do have a good supply, so get your order in
while we can maintain this low price.