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By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Traditionally, the inaugural issue of each series elicits excitement from the public resulting in enthusiastic hoarding of the new design. While this practice was most prominently exhibited at 20th century debuts like the 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln cent and the 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel, most classic issues were also subject to this stockpiling to some extent.  

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

To recap our recent Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Auction we will begin a series of blog entries highlighting some of our outstanding results. The “Una and the Lion” Proof set brought a price realized above and beyond what we expected, hammering at $320,000 and exceeding our high estimate by $20,000.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2017 NYINC World Paper Money Sale.  This sale produced pleasing results, with many lots fetching above their high estimate. This sale solidified the notion that many areas of the World Paper Money market are continuing to grow!

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is selling the Blue Moon Collection at our upcoming official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo? The collection was started over 50 years ago and comprises chiefly private acquisitions from Stack's along with astute auction purchases from many of their most famous sales of the 1970s and 1980s, including the Garrett Collection (1976), the 1976 ANA auction, and Auction '81.  The auction will be held March 29-31, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. To read more about the collection including highlights, click here.

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By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Once a year the American Numismatic Society holds a special event, a Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, to honor people who have made important contributions to numismatics.

This year the honoree was Anthony J. Terranova, plus honors to the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Society and the Newman Numismatic Portal.

Here is this week's test your knowledge! Can you name that place? Find out on our Facebook page on Friday or check next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!​

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold 15 of the top 20 U.S. Coins sold through auction in 2016? Click to view the listing.