Rare Money Blog

By Ben Orooji, Senior Numismatist

​When the E. Horatio Morgan Collection arrived in our offices we knew we were looking at a special group of coins. The collection comprised of a variety of types including rarities such as the 1894-S dime, 1876-CC twenty-cent piece, over 100 pattern coins and other select coins like the 1793 Chain cent, 1856 Flying Eagle cent, 1796 quarter, 1839 Gobrecht dollar and a Proof 1895 dollar.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

In our Official Auction at the January 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention we will be offering a very special 1884 Bank of British North America 5 Dollar note certified by PCGS Currency.  This extremely rare example is one of only seven pieces known. Two are housed in an institutional collection and another is stamped cancelled. This leaves only four redeemable notes in private hands.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

Upon the death of William IV—the third male child, and third overall, of George III—the crown passed to Victoria, his niece and the reigning Princess of Kent. Since the crowning of George I over 100 years earlier, the British crown and the German Hanoverian crown were in personal union. George I had been the hereditary elector of Hanover at the time he succeeded Queen Anne, this on account of his having descended from Sophia, the protestant electress consort of Hanover.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​What is the Date, Type, and Portrait on this Early American Copper coin?

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

I have been working on the manuscript for a book relating to Flying Eagle cents of 1856 to 1858 and the American scene during those years.  The coins can be divided into these basic varieties: 1856 pattern, 1857, 1858/7 overdate, 1858 Large Letters, and 1858 Small letters.

The Stack's Bowers Galleries Offering of 110 Historic American Medals Nets $1.7 Million

​Numismatist John W. Adams is known worldwide as the foremost expert on the medals authorized by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution. His decades of collecting and research culminated in the most extraordinary cabinet of Comitia Americana medals ever assembled and resulted in a spectacular published work, Comitia Americana and Related Medals, which he co-authored with Anne Bentley in 2007. Mr. Adams entrusted Stack's Bowers Galleries with the sale of his life's work, for which the firm produced a spectacular and authoritative catalog presenting the 110 medals.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering you a chance to purchase some of the lots that did not meet opening bid/reserve in our official auction of the Whitman Coin &d Collectibles Winter Expo Simply click on the link below, review the list and respond to [email protected] by listing the lot(s) in which you have an interest. Or, contact her at 800-458-4646 ext 362. The prices listed are inclusive of all fees except for shipping, handling, and applicable sales tax and they are subject to change.

By Harvey G. Stack, Co-Founder

​In 1971, Stack’s continued to offer specialized collections of United States coins, as well as world and Ancient coins. Most were smaller in scope but there were two major ones.