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By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

​Our November 2019 Baltimore Auction offers an incredible parade of treasures for specialists in Numismatic Americana, among which is a pair of rare field worn Indian Peace Medals of particularly desirable types. Included is a 1798 Washington Seasons Medal in silver and a 1799 Draped Bust dollar, both holed for suspension, as distributed by Lewis and Clark circa 1804. These two Indian Peace Medals are invaluable historic artifacts of virtually equal significance. The lifecycle of one is somewhat conventional and as intended, while the other was employed in a fashion that its creators would never have envisioned. Individually they are significant, but as a pair they testify to the narrative of our earliest efforts in diplomacy with the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be at the USMEX show from Thursday, October 17 to Saturday, October 19 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. Our Director of World Paper, Aris Maragoudakis, and Director of Client Services, Wayne Berkley, will be on hand to show a full preview for the October World Collectors Choice Online Auction. The live online auction will be held October 22-23. 

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

​Along the lines of many of other Central and South American countries under yoke of Spanish rule, Paraguay declared independence from her colonial oppressors in May of 1811, although it would be governed by dictatorial and military régimes, along with pseudo-presidencies, for the next 60 years. During the extensive "presidency" of Paraguay's first president, Carlos Antonio López, the Paraguayan real was established as the nation's monetary unit in 1845, replacing the use of neighboring currencies.

By Stacks Bowers Galleries

​Thank you for checking back to see if you got the answer correct to last week's Test Your Knowlegde!

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​From the very beginning of 1970, Stack's was awarded numerous collections for auction, so much so that we were able to have 10 different auctions in the 12-month period. Four of the collections we offered in 1970 were of great importance, as they had rare coins, extremely choice coins and offered the opportunity in each case to find items that were not often available.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​It is that time again! Welcome to our latest Rarities Night session, always a landmark event in the American numismatic marketplace. Showcased are treasures from three of the most important private holdings to come on the marketplace in our time.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​The Heintzelman Collection was compiled and curated by generations of the Heintzelman, Huber, and Henry families, who settled in south central Pennsylvania before the American Revolution. One notable ancestor was Major General Samuel Peter Heintzelman of Manheim, Pennsylvania, who served in the Mexican-American War and in the Union Army during the Civil War.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

​We are currently building an extensive selection of banknotes to offer in our January 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention sale, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. One of these incredible lots will be a brilliant Palestine Pick 9a 10 Pound Banknote featuring a key date of 1927.

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