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By Andrew Bowers, Store Manager & Buyer

Buying in the New York store has been as hot as the weather the last few weeks. We are actively seeking early type coins in all grade ranges in gold and silver, all types of United States paper money and all bullion related items.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Except for the virtually-uncollectible 1849-C Open Wreath, the 1861-D is the star of the gold dollar series, and perhaps one of the most intriguing issues to emerge from the Dahlonega Mint. By the brink of the 1860s the American political climate was volatile. Outraged over Lincoln’s victorious presidential campaign, the legislature of South Carolina voted to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860, initiating a cascade of secessions over the following months

By Jennifer Meers

This week we travel to South Dakota, into the Black Hills to Mount Rushmore. Beyond Mount Rushmore being depicted on 1991 commemorative coins, the 2006 South Dakota quarter, and the 2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, who can deny the numismatic connection of the four faces that make up this attraction.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their August 2016 ANA World Paper Money Sale.  This sale produced pleasing results, with many lots fetching above their high estimate. This sale solidified the notion that many areas of the World Paper Money market are continuing to grow! (All prices realized include the standard buyer’s premium).

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

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This two-part quiz has to do with “hot” items in the numismatic marketplace—a particular item or series that was the focus of a lot of attention. As will be seen, one market’s darling is often the Cinderella of a later market, and vice-versa. Check my article in two weeks for the conclusion of the quiz (and the answers).

Did you know you have about one month left to consign to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo?  The auction will take place in Baltimore, Maryland November 2-4, 2016, and will feature U.S. coins, paper money, tokens and medals.  The deadline for consigning is September 13, 2016. Call one of our consignment specialists today at 800-458-4646.  We will also be accepting consignments at the Long Beach Coin Expo, September 8-10, 2016.

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.​