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Finest Certified MCMVII (1907) Ultra High Relief Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale May 20th

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to announce the consignment of the finest certified 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle, arguably the most beautiful coin design ever struck by the U.S. Mint. Graded and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service as Proof-69, this example last sold in the June 2012 Stack’s Bowers Baltimore sale for $2,760,000.

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Definitely Not Your Everyday Morgan Dollar Off-Center 1921-D Morgan Dollar Highlights iAuction #3530

Definitely Not Your Everyday Morgan Dollar Off-Center 1921-D Morgan Dollar Highlights iAuction #3530

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

For as long as there have been coins – more than 2,500 years -- there have been error coins as well. In modern times collecting error coins has become a big time pursuit of countless collectors right here in the U.S.A. Our upcoming iAuction #3530 offers an error coin that will meet with bold bidding activity as sure as the day is long. 
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View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

By John Pack, Executive Director of Consignments

The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents is the current finest collection of Middle Date and Late Date large cents, 1816-1857. It also includes the extremely rare Patterns of 1868, in Nickel and Copper, as well as more than 50 Proofs from 1817 to 1857--an unparalleled selection of these rarities that are seldom included in even the finest collections of large cents beyond a few representative pieces. 

Author: John Pack
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“People’s Favorite” 1796 Quarter Dollar, Prooflike Rarity

“People’s Favorite” 1796 Quarter Dollar, Prooflike Rarity

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Among the many wonderful Gems in the D. Brent Pogue Collection, this prooflike MS-66 (PCGS) 1796 quarter dollar has been a favorite at exhibitions and in print. Its status as the first year of the design, its high grade, and its beautiful toning have combined to create a great desire in those who have viewed it. And, justifiably so.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is changing the way we close our iAuctions next month? Our last weekly iAuction will go online on Sunday, April 26th and close on May 3rd.  Beginning in May our iAuctions will be offered monthly and include U.S. and World coins and U.S. and World Paper money each month. In addition we will now be closing the auctions in the same live format that we use to close our Showcase Auction Internet sessions.  The first monthly auction will go online on May 22 and we will close the sale with live bidding beginning at 1:00PM Eastern Time on Sunday, May 31.  To learn more about how our internet sessions close, click here.  

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Amazingly Rare Gem Matte Proof 1922 Peace Dollar Headlines Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Sale Fewer Than A Dozen Traced

Amazingly Rare Gem Matte Proof 1922 Peace Dollar Headlines Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Sale Fewer Than A Dozen Traced

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins. Based on the lot description by Jeff Ambio, Vice President of Numismatics and Auction Production

A spectacular PCGS-certified 1922 Matte Proof-66 Peace dollar, one of fewer than a dozen traced with any certainty, will be among the many highlights in our May 20, 2015, Rarities Sale, to be held in conjunction with our offering of Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Collection in New York City. 

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Women on 20s; The Movement to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

Women on 20s; The Movement to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Much has been in the news recently over the push to replace Andrew Jackson as the featured subject on the $20 bill. It seems popular opinion of "Old Hickory" has faded in recent years and the new movement hopes to replace Jackson with an important female from American history. 
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China Long Whisker Pattern Dollar 1911

China Long Whisker Pattern Dollar 1911

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Struck in silver, this is the rare first variation of the "dragon in clouds" style with smaller more robust characters and blunt floral leaves. This type is referred to as the "ordinary obverse" as the characters resemble the later adopted standard design 1911 Empire Dollar. 
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