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By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Today's preview of the Stack's Bowers Galleries August ANA Auction is a great scarcity from our neighbor to the north, Canada. The first federal issue of circulation gold coins for Canada began in 1912 and continued through 1914. New legislation at the time restricted the flow of gold during war, discontinuing production. These types failed to circulate so the Bank of Canada began hoarding them, with over 80% of the total mintages for all three years returned. In 2010-2011, when the market price of gold surged, they were passed to the Royal Canadian Bank, who released just 30,000 (5 and 10 Dollar issues) back to collectors. Of the three years of issue only the 1912 can be found in specimen condition, like this example. ​​

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist and Assistant Production Manager

Our June 2018 Baltimore sale is fast approaching and among the stellar collections to be featured is the Fairmont Collection, a nearly complete set of Liberty Head double eagles. It is currently ranked as the second finest PCGS Set Registry in the Liberty Head $20 Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1850-1907) category. This fresh cabinet offers an exceptional selection of original and rare Liberty Head double eagles and will be a treat for any numismatist. One of the many highlights is a beautiful example of the 1861-S Paquet reverse $20 rarity, certified by PCGS as AU-53, and awarded a CAC sticker of approval.  ​​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

See if you got the right answer on last week's Test Your Knowledge!​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

The second part of the Anderson Dupont sale took place in November 1954. Once again this was a great opportunity to get items from an old-time collection that were fresh to the market. This sale attracted the same public interest as the Davis Graves Collection had when it was sold earlier that year. This second part featured silver, copper and nickel coins and offered numerous high quality coins and rarities seldom seen in one sale.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Our May Collectors Choice auction of U.S. Coins and U.S. Paper Money is now online at StacksBowers.com. The auction features nearly 650 lots valued at over $300,000 and most of the lots are unreserved! The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website or mobile App on May 23, beginning with our U.S. Currency Session at 9 AM PT, followed by our U.S. Coin Session at 11 AM PT.  ​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries will host an official auction in support of the most popular collector’s organization in the hobby, the American Numismatic Association? Our official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, from August 14-18, 2018.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Test your knowledge this week and see if you know what location is shown in the image.​

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

In our May Collectors Choice Sale closing live at StacksBowers.com on May 16, are featured two important pieces of paper money from South Africa. Lot 72357 is a Pick 39, South Africa Treasury 1 Pond, with an 1872 date, in a PCGS 62 holder. Not many issued notes are known, and we have not handled any like this one. This medium-large sized, green colored piece is in excellent condition for the type. It has black arms at center, handwritten signatures and partial handwritten date. ​​

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