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By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

The year 1960 was another exciting year for my cousins, Ben and Norman, and me. We were all dedicated to growing as professional numismatists, building the hobby and keeping the company successful.​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

As we closed out the 1950s, Stack’s continued to benefit from the relationships we had built in our more than a quarter of a century as coin dealers. Collectors who had built collections in part by buying or bidding through Stack’s thought of us when it was time to sell. Another sale of note that we offered in 1959 was the famous Phillip Straus Collection.​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

More collectors continued to be attracted to numismatics in  1959. The price for Proof sets and Mint sets of this year remained close to face value at the Mint. Speculation in these sets went on. Old time collectors bought these sets from the Mint or from a dealer like Stack’s in order to keep their collections up to date, while at the same time acquiring the other coins they needed for their growing collections. ​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

The year of 1958 continued the growth of the numismatic hobby, and many new collectors entered the field. Stories appeared in various newspapers and magazines about numismatics. These included reports of coins found in diggings in the ancient world, of the value and growth of collecting, stories about old time collections being sold and how the sellers had realized increases in value.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

We began the year of 1957 with the J.W. Schmandt Collection, which had numerous rarities including Kellogg and Wass Molitor $50 slugs,(the two round coins of California Pioneer days), a $4 Stella (Coiled Hair), 1796 and 1808 quarter eagles, 1933 $10 gold, a run of rare date double eagles including 1926-S and D, 1927-S and D, 1930-S, 1931-D and 1932. Plus, there was an extensive offering of earlier silver and copper. ​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

By 1957 I had about 10 years of experience, full time, at Stack's which exposed me to an active retail trade in coins, dynamic public auctions and vibrant mail bid sales. In addition, I had experienced meeting clients from yesteryear as well as those currently building or selling their collections. I had learned much about the art of auction cataloging and price list presentation and along the way greatly expanded my numismatic expertise.​​

By Harvey G. Stack, Co-Founder

Stack’s continued to hold auctions, including at conventions for the Metropolitan New York Numismatic Association as well as the New England Numismatic Association. Of mention were several major collections such as the Lenox Lohr Collection of U.S. Coins featuring Proof coins, as well as many type coins.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

Among the reasons for the move from 46th Street to West 57th Street in New York was that more space was needed for our library and foreign coin business. Also on West 57th Street, about a half a block away from our store, we located a second floor space to house a division called "Coin Galleries.”​​

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