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By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

This installment of the World Coin of the week offers an especially fantastic item. In the upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2017 New York International Auction we have an iconic “Una and the Lion” Proof set. Rightly considered among the most spectacular English coin designs, the Una and the Lion Pattern 5 Pound by itself would warrant a feature here.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s featured highlight for our January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction was produced on the cusp of the greatest worldwide economic disaster of the 20th century – the Great Depression. This Gem 1929 Indian quarter eagle reminds us that even amidst the dreariest of circumstances, exquisite beauty can always be found.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

Lot 1252 of our January NYINC sale will feature an exciting Malaysian Specimen and Progressive Proof set for Pick 25, a 1982 500 Ringgit banknote from the Bank Negara Malaysia. The set shows this 500 Ringgit design in different stages of production.

By Richard Ponterio, Executiive Vice President

Welcome to the January 2107 New York International Auction! I take great pride in the assembled auction which is now online. The numismatic treasures held within were carefully prepared by our dedicated staff and I am sure you will appreciate the incredible examples and exceptional rarities found inside.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

In the 1970s and 1980s I used to teach the “All About Coins” class at the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminars in Colorado Springs. This was always an enjoyable experience and the class was always well attended. Some of my teenaged students went on to become highly successful rare coin dealers—Dwight N. Manley, Dan Ratner, and Kerry Wetterstrom being examples.

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering selections from the Druck Family Collection, as assembled by the late Michael J. Druck in our upcoming official auction of the New York International Convention?  Michael J. Druck (1961-1995) was a leading figure of his generation of numismatics. Continue reading to learn more.

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

The December Collectors Choice auction is now online for viewing and bidding.  It features 680 lots worth nearly $600,000 and over 75% of the sale is unreserved!  Many highlights are available for viewing this week at the Houston Money Show, table 310.  The auction will close for bidding live on December 7 beginning at 10AM Pacific Time.