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Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer the 17th known example of the famous (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March. This blunder is among the greatest Mint errors of modern numismatics and has captured the imagination of collectors and roll hunters for two decades.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the incredible 1879 Quintuple Stella from the Garrett Collection in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March.
The 1879 Quintuple Stella is among the most legendary issues of United States numismatics, recognized for both its beauty and incredible rarity. It is the larger sibling to the more prolific Four-Dollar Stellas struck in 1879 and 1880, and shares with them a similar obverse legend outlining their proposed compositions in metric units. These issues were products of a global push to establish an international currency and stabilize the price of silver, which had been falling since the California Gold Rush, which began in the late 1840s. Though the Mint issued several significant patterns in the 1870s and 1880s, none were ultimately approved for circulation and the idea of an international currency was abandoned by the United States.​

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium).

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 11, 2018, sale of the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money commenced the firm’s five official NYINC auction sessions with intense bidding that lasted several hours and saw countless banknote rarities rocket to astounding levels, many at multiples of their pre-sale estimates. Those attending represented a who’s who of Colombian numismatics that recognized the extraordinary opportunity to obtain items that in many cases were confirmed as existing or were being auctioned publicly for the first time. Numerous individual sale results indicate that many of these notes were unique or considered so by the enthusiastic bidding gallery. When all 703 lots were sold (including 98 Internet-only lots sold January 15, 2018), the sale totaled $1,113,766 (all results include the buyer’s premium) and enjoyed 100% sell-through.

Rare Colombian and Ecuadorian Gold Highlights 747-Lot Offering Ecuador 1844 8 Escudos Rarity Sets New World Record at $456,000

One of the finest collections of Colombian coins ever assembled saw the light of day for the first time in decades at this year’s New York International Numismatic Convention, bringing bidders from all over the world to compete for its prizes. Assembled from the 1960s into the 21st century by a well-known specialist, the Eldorado Collection comprised coins from Gran Colombia, including those struck in the name of Ecuador, with depth and breadth never before offered at auction. This first Eldorado offering focused on gold coins, as well as silver coins from the 17th through early 19th centuries. Other coins from the Eldorado Collection will be offered in future Stack’s Bowers Galleries auctions.