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By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

We are edging ever closer to the opening session of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money auction, yet we have some impressive lots still left to highlight. Today’s highlight is one of those pieces that should be seen in person: a large size gold cityview of Hamburg, a Portugaloser (10 Ducat).

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Collectors of both Confederate and Louisiana paper money will be drawn to a historically significant lot in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California. In the Obsolete Currency section of the auction is lot #10048, a tiny scrip note for 50 Cents dated May 24, 1863.

By Jennifer Meers

At some point we need to break free from the East Coast, so this week we are taking a big hop -- to Northfield, Minnesota. In fact, as the crow flies it is about 915 miles and if you are driving it is just over 1,100. But, the good thing about a virtual road trip is that travel logistics don’t really matter.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering two very significant French Specimen Proofs in our World Paper Money Session at our official auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. One is known to collectors as the Colbert note and is a very rare specimen proof, and the first we have had the opportunity to offer.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is ready to view on our website here (scroll down past the ANA sessions to see the Hong Kong Showcase Auction Sessions). Today’s preview coin can be described by a phrase that is not used lightly: “Possibly Unique.”

Here is the answer to last week's test your knowledge! Did you pass the test?  Stay tuned for a new trivia question next week.​

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In the last few months of 1953 and into the first half of 1954 there was much excitement and planning in the numismatic hobby. This was because the collection of King Farouk of Egypt was being cataloged to be sold in Cairo in the spring of 1954. At Stack's we were very busy preparing the Anderson-Dupont and Davis Graves catalogs for our pending auctions.

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