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By Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s highlight from our August 14-16 Hong Kong Auction at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong is a fabulous Chihli (Pei Yang) Dollar dated Year 33 (1907) of the reign of Kuang Hsu. It features the familiar standardized dragon design within clouds, English legend around. 

By Brian Kendrella, President

Each week I have the pleasure of speaking with several of our customers.  I am always sure to ask “is there any way Stack’s Bowers can better serve your collecting needs?”  This question always elicits insightful answers and a number of suggestions.  To my surprise, many times the suggestions offered are already services that we provide!  With that in mind, I wanted to take a moment to touch on several of the services that Stack’s Bowers has available to you as a Distinguished Client.  If you would like additional information on any of these services, please contact me and I would be happy to discuss them with you.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Lot 2065 in Rarities Night of our Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money features an incredible 1894-O Barber dime from the Fossil Creek Collection, certified MS-66 (PCGS) and approved by CAC. The surfaces of this deeply original Gem display iridescent turquoise and honey gold encircling a mostly brilliant center. The coin is richly frosted and satiny throughout, and features bold definition and exceptional preservation. Astounding eye appeal meets superlative technical merit combine to make this an extremely appealing Barber dime.

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be featuring the R.E. McCall Collection in their official auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado? Assembled chiefly in the 1980s and off the market for over 30 years, this cabinet offers a delightful selection of fresh collector-grade Indian cents, Morgan dollars and Peace dollars. Featured in our Internet-only Sessions Five and Six, this wonderful group is sure to excite collectors seeking key-dates and original coins from the most popular series in U.S. numismatics. Highlights include a Good-4 (PCGS) 1893-S Morgan dollar in lot 4192 and a VF-25 (PCGS) 1889-CC Morgan dollar in lot 4158. View the R.E. McCall Collection in its entirety online at StacksBowers.com or contact our offices to receive your copy of this catalog.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

For this preview for our August Hong Kong Showcase Auction, we have an incredible piece of modern Chinese numismatics: a gold 2,000 Yuan commemorating the completion of the Lunar Cycle. This particular Lunar Series coinage began in 1981 with the Year of the Rooster, and culminated in 1992 with the Year of the Monkey. To commemorate the completion of the cycle, a gold one kilogram 2,000 Yuan piece was struck. This large collective piece is sure to appeal to any Lunar Series collector or Chinese numismatic enthusiast.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

​The Stack's Bowers Galleries August ANA World and Ancient coin catalog is now online. Browse the multiple auction sessions here. For this week's ancient coin preview we have yet another wonderful Roman Empire Aureus. Marcus Aurelius is one of the most famous of the Roman Emperors, known to historians as "the philosopher king" with his seminal work: Meditations standing today as one of the cornerstones of Stoicism and philosophy writ large.

Personal assistance with our iPhone and iPad App

August 1, 2 and August 4th at 2 PM

Join us in room 304 where our experts will be giving hands on, one-on-one assistance with downloading and using our latest iPhone and iPad bidding software. This may well be the most valuable hour you could spend as it is guaranteed to increase your efficiency in auction bidding for both live and Internet events. We invite you to take this important step in making your auction participation a breeze! Free iPhone cases and other gifts to be distributed to participants.

By Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week we preview an interesting 8 Escudos from Chile that we are offering in our August 2017 Official Auction at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Denver. This coin is an 1836-IJ Republic of Chile Hand on Book 8 Escudos type Issued by law 1117 of October 24, 1834 overstruck on an 1828-I Chile 8 Escudos.