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Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to present the finest PCGS-certified 1853/‘2’ Liberty Head eagle as part of their Official Auction of the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia this August. Graded MS-62 (PCGS), this important rarity was only recently discovered by PCGS Director of World Grading Mike Sargent as part of a submission to PCGS Paris that included otherwise unremarkable U.S. gold coinage. It now ranks among the finest examples of this scarce variety, exceeding even the incredible Hall-Simpson (AU-58+ PCGS) and Hansen (MS-61 PCGS) specimens.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering additional pieces from the John Whitney Walter Collection at our upcoming official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money?​​

Stack's Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s August 2018 Hong Kong Sale is now online at StacksBowers.com. The sale takes place at the Mira Hotel, Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9.​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

Among the reasons for the move from 46th Street to West 57th Street in New York was that more space was needed for our library and foreign coin business. Also on West 57th Street, about a half a block away from our store, we located a second floor space to house a division called "Coin Galleries.”​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Among the various series of federal currency from 1861 to date, one of the rarest classes is National Gold Bank Notes. Introduced in 1870, these were made for circulation in California. That state had a peculiar clause in its 1850 Constitution that forbid the use of paper money at par in circulation.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Check back in to see if you got the correct answer from last week's Test Your Knowledge!​

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our previews of marvelous European gold coins continues with this week's highlight from the August ANA World Coin auction. The Canton of Bern in Switzerland produced this lovely multiple ducat, which pairs well with last week's gorgeous Nurnberg City View 4 Ducats and the Fine Sovereign of Mary from the week before.​​

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack's Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is now online and can be viewed here. This week's preview is a choice coin steeped with rich historical importance. Authorization to establish the Kwangtung mint was granted in 1887, implemented by Viceroy Chang Chi-Tung.​​