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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

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By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s highlight from the Q. David Bowers/R.B. White Collection of Chinese Copper Coins is the amazing An-hui “Fang Kong” pattern 10 Cash.  Struck in the style of the earlier square-hole type 10 Cash and displaying a beautifully executed "Water Dragon" that is far more refined than seen on later issues.  These extremely rare patterns were struck in small quantities, with about 20 examples known bearing the characteristic die break at eleven o’clock on the obverse.  The limited number of specimens available coupled with collector demand has raised these amazing issues to legendary status.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Among the numerous highlights of our March 2018 Baltimore Auction is an incredible Gem Proof 1910 Saint-Gaudens double eagle that will be offered in lot 2370 of our Rarities Night session. This example, certified Proof-66+ by NGC, displays rich yellow-gold surfaces and moderately reflective fields. The strike is remarkably sharp, with a distinct wire rim tracing the upper circumference across each side. Satiny mint frost blankets the design elements, enhancing the pristine and untouched surfaces. Expertly produced and ideally preserved, this specimen delivers eye appeal and technical quality that is choice for the assigned grade.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Writing about the permanence of print on an e-mail blog is probably oxymoronic! However, the subject is worthy of comment. Back in 1957 I paid the record sum of $4,750 for an 1894-S dime. The idea of a college kid spending so much for “one thin dime” was picked up by the Associated Press and the story was run in many newspapers. As a result, I received over 6,000 letters and postcards from people who had dimes. “Mine is dated 1886 and is older. Do you want to buy it?”

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Among the numerous highlights of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March Baltimore Currency Auction is a recently discovered serial number 1 1902 $10 Plain Back from the First National Bank of Vinton, Virginia (Ch. #11911). Until this note came to light recently there were no notes reported from this short-lived Roanoke County bank. 

By Peter Treglia, Director of Currency

Welcome friends to our Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. This marks our first live United States currency auction of 2018 and what a way to begin the year!

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Going! Going! Nearly gone! All eyes are on the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo next week when we will present a series of memorable auctions. Among these is Part 1 of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money types on Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Baltimore Convention Center. In the meantime the notes are showcased in our special catalog as well as in detailed images on our Internet site.