By Q. David Bowers, Founder
The panorama of American numismatics has many
landmarks. One of the first was the establishment of the Mint Cabinet in July
1838—setting the foundation for what is the core of the National Numismatic
Collection at the Smithsonian Institution today.
By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger
This week’s preview
for our upcoming April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a lovely Dragon Pattern Dollar (lot 72038) from the final period of the
Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. The Central Mint in Tientsin –
operated by the Board of Revenue in Peking – minted a multitude of coinage
types in the later portion of the Empire, in an attempt to unify the currency
system of China.
By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist
In a previous post we highlighted the Tibetan collection we are offering in our April Hong Kong
Sale. Here we share a bio of Alexander Boris Lissanevitch written by Wolfgang
Bertsch, one of the world’s leading experts on Tibetan Banknotes. Wolfgang was
instrumental in helping us identify the rare varieties and dates contained
within Mr. Lissanevitch’s massive collection.
By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager
In our continuing effort
to make our New York Store the ultimate coin store, we are now displaying our
SBG Direct Selections. These rare coins and paper money notes represent
the best of the best. They are on display during our regular store hours
for our customers to view and purchase right in the store. We know that
not everyone wants to buy at auction, so we have set aside some wonderful items
that can be purchased directly from our website or in person at our New York
By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger
The only trade
dollars to emerge from the Philadelphia Mint in 1878 were Proofs struck solely
for collectors, though coins intended for commerce were still struck in Carson
City and San Francisco. Of the 900 Proof specimens minted in 1878, just 683
were initially sold, leaving 219 examples to be distributed in 1879 for bullion
or possibly even face value.
By Q. David Bowers, Founder
behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part V of
our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States
By Richard Ponterio, Executive Vice President
Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2017
Hong Kong Showcase Auction! I am pleased to present you with our latest auction.
Our dedicated staff toiled for months to prepare this sale, which is full of
incredible examples and extraordinary rarities. As the numismatic treasures
arrived the excitement in the office grew as we anticipated bringing them to
auction and sharing them with you.
Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries
is offering the Anthony Bettencourt Collection of U.S. Colonial Coins? This collection will cross the block in Session
1 of the official auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Spring Expo, on
Wednesday, March 29. The Anthony Bettencourt Collection of colonial and
pre-federal coins comprises many pieces ranging from a 1739 Higley copper to an
Albany church penny to a high-grade 1776 Continental dollar. If early American
coins are your specialty, or you would like to add them to your interests, our
sale offers many treasures.
More on the consignor…
Stack's Bowers Galleries