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By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

The forthcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Thursday, October 25 to Saturday, October 27 promises to be one of the most special events of the year.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Welcome to Part 1 of the Caine Collection of federal currency proof notes, an unprecedented offering. Such proofs, also called essays, represent the evolution of designs that in most instances were used in this form or modified to create regular series, from those of 1861 onward in the large-size series, continuing into the post-1928 small size.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

The following quiz, adapted from an issue of Rare Coin Review, is devoted to coins by design types.​ Do your best to answer these questions, and check the key at the bottom to see if you got them correct!​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​After spending a week in Philadelphia, I returned from the ANA convention, the "World's Fair of Money," with many nice memories. This was far and away the most dynamic, most active ANA convention in many years.​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Picking up on my comments on medals in my last blog, for this issue I mention one of my favorite medals—struck for the 1838 bicentennial of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Key in its production was John Allan, recognized today (in 2018) as the first rare coin dealer in America. He was a jack of all trades, in a way.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Are you planning to attend the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money convention in Philadelphia? I hope so. If you do, Stack’s Bowers Galleries has a lot of events—multiple auction sessions, a dynamic bourse setup, and the opportunity to meet, greet, and chat with our staff.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

As time permits, in recent months I have been creating the second edition of A Tune for a Token, to be published by the Token and Medal Society, which issued the first edition in 1975. Some news about this was given to the CoinUpdate website then picked up by eSylum, resulting in a number of e-mails coming my way.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

In the latest (2019 cover date) issue of A Guide Book of United States Coins, the 1892 and 1893 Columbian commemorative half dollars are listed at $310 each in MS-65 grade. Get set to be surprised! At the height of a boom in the coin market in the spring of 1990 a MS-65 1892 was valued at $3,850 and a MS-65 1893 at $5,000!​​

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