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By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

Among the most coveted early American coppers are the Proof large cents struck in the mid-19th century.  With production figures shrouded in mystery, Proof large cents have been the subject of intense scholarly debate and serve as crown jewels in the most advanced cabinets.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

​This week's featured ancient coin highlight from our Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money offers an opportunity to present not only a rare and important Roman issue but also introduce a few  interesting selections coming up in the August sale.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​What landmark is shown, and how is it significant to the field of numismatics? Check back in for the answer next week!

Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

For this week's blog I revisited some comments I made back in 2006, adding updates.  I had the pleasure of knowing Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., the famous Baltimore numismatist who from 1925 to 1950 set about building a fine collection, eventually changing his goal to the ultimate: to obtain one of each date and mint and major type of United States coin ever struck.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​In August 2019, in Rosemont, Illinois, Stack's Bowers Galleries will host an official auction in support of the most popular collectors' organization in the hobby. Numismatists from across the country and around the globe will gather for the most heavily attended convention of the year, the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know Stack's Bowers Galleries recently released some performance enhancements to our website and mobile applications? Interested in what we have in our upcoming auctions?  Stack's Bowers Galleries' new Auction Preview feature will show you special collections and future auction highlights as soon as they come in the door!​

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

​We are approaching the final days for consignments for our upcoming Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money and our equally impressive August Hong Kong Auction. We are on hand in Kansas City this weekend, and will be available in our New York, California and Hong Kong offices throughout this week and next to take any last minute consignments. 

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​This week we feature a handsome selection of British and related items from our June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) – Ancient & World Coins – auction taking place June 27, 2019.  Many high grade, attractive and collectible examples will be offered, in gold, silver and base metal. This selection nicely represents the many neat and interesting issues produced by the British and the evolution of their manufacture. ​