Rare Money Blog

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​In this week's Coins in Motion highlight of the week, we feature a rarely offered and beautifully toned 1955-D Washington Quarter from the Washington Rainbows Collection.

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

The April 2021 Hong Kong sale contains a nice assortment of World Paper Money. Auction highlights include the following notes:

Lot 40023 China Empire Ta-Ching Government Bank P-A76s 1 Dollar Specimen, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. PMG has graded just two notes at this level, with none finer. This note is extremely difficult to acquire, and this example is sure to please.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​With a form of coinage dating back over two millennia, China has an extensive numismatic history. It is China's modern commemorative program, however, that has become a standard bearer within the market, featuring hotly contested and greatly sought-after coins in a variety of designs, metals, and denominations. In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mao Zedong's founding of the People's Republic of China, a series of commemorative coins was issued in 1979—an event that would spark a modern commemorative juggernaut.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​The 1849 quarter eagle is a rare and underrated Philadelphia Mint issue from the early days of Christian Gobrecht's Coronet, or Liberty Head, design type. The mintage of 23,294 quarter eagles in 1849 was subject to considerable circulation and attrition upon release, leaving just about 115 survivors across all grades. The vast majority show signs of handling and circulation, with only about 15 remaining in Mint State today.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​If you joined us last week for the Stack's Bowers Galleries Test Your Knowledge, then thank you for checking back to see if you guessed the correct answer. If you answered the 1955 Double Die Wheat Cent, you were right! Check in again next week to learn more.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​As we came to the last few months of 1983, Stack's continued to present important public auction sales. Our October sale featured the collection of Dr. Jerome S. Coles, (known as Jerry to his close friends and the Stack family). Jerry was a noted surgeon, who left his practice in 1946 to join the Philip H . Hunt Chemical Co. By 1950 he was the C E O of the corporation, one of the largest photographic chemical manufacturers, serving processing companies worldwide. Later Dr. Coles was Chairman of the Board of New York University Medical Center in New York, for decades

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries has now posted the March 2021 Las Vegas Showcase Auction on stacksbowers.com. This auction consists of both U.S. Coins and U.S. Currency. Many items will reach the $100,000 mark, with two coin expected to exceed $1,000,000.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is opening a new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at 1735 Market Street on the corner of 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the new gallery is situated in the heart of Center City, in the midst of the area’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment. It is just blocks away from such iconic landmarks as the Comcast Center, Reading Terminal, and beautiful Philadelphia City Hall. It is also a 15-minute walk to the 30th Street Amtrak station, granting convenient access to collectors across the entire Northeast. Renovations are currently under way and the firm hopes to open the 1735 Market Street storefront to collectors in late summer 2021.