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Lovely Aureus of Nero

Lovely Aureus of Nero

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited about our upcoming world and ancient coin auction held in Baltimore in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. In just about a month numismatists and coin dealers from around the nation and beyond will gather to buy, sell and trade. Among the highlights of our ancient coin sale is this lovely Aureus of the Roman emperor Nero. 

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Finest Known Fr.1175a "Triple Signature" 1882 $20 Gold Certificate to be Sold in Stack's Bowers Upcoming Baltimore Auction

Finest Known Fr.1175a "Triple Signature" 1882 $20 Gold Certificate to be Sold in Stack's Bowers Upcoming Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The finest known example of the rare "Triple Signature" Fr.1175a 1882 $20 Gold Certificate will be offered in the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The United States Currency Session will begin Thursday, October 29th at 6 PM EST.

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Lovely Octagonal Gold Dollar, BG-501 Highlights Upcoming Baltimore Auction

Lovely Octagonal Gold Dollar, BG-501 Highlights Upcoming Baltimore Auction

By John Pack, Executive Director of Consignments

Among the many great coins included in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this October-November is this lovely little piece from the days of the California Gold Rush. It is an octagonal gold dollar, identified as BG-501 in the standard reference for California fractional gold coins, by Walter Breen and Ron Gillio. It is graded MS-63 by PCGS. 
Author: John Pack
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Choice Uncirculated Fr.52 1880 $2 Legal Tender Featured in Stack’s Bowers iAuction

Choice Uncirculated Fr.52 1880 $2 Legal Tender Featured in Stack’s Bowers iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

This week’s Stack’s Bowers Currency iAuction features 151 lots of United States and world currency. Among many great notes offered this week is a Fr.52 1880 $2 Legal Tender Note graded Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ by PMG (lot 22657). The crisp note features a boldly printed large brown spiked Treasury seal and the engraved signatures of Treasury officials Bruce and Wyman.
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Choice Mint State 1733 Pillar Type 8 Reales from the David Gray Collection

Choice Mint State 1733 Pillar Type 8 Reales from the David Gray Collection

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins. Based on the catalog description by Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist

One of the highlights from our offering of Mexican coins in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo, anchored by the David Gray and Demar Collections, is this beautiful 1733-Mo MF, certified MS-63 (NGC). Attributed as Small crown, two mouldings on pillars variety, listed in the references as KM-103; Cal-type-146#776; Gil-M-8-5; FC-3a. 
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Stack’s Sells the Dr. Conway A. Bolt Collection in 1966, Part 2

Stack’s Sells the Dr. Conway A. Bolt Collection in 1966, Part 2

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In part 1 of this story, I told of how Dr. Conway A. Bolt appreciated the value of a numismatic collection. As a doctor, he was aware that the daily chores associated with having a family and making a living had to be augmented by some sort of diversion or hobby to make the mind and body function better.  

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“The Emperor of these United States”

“The Emperor of these United States”

By Jennifer Meers, Marketing and Graphic Design

When the going gets tough, the tough declare themselves Emperor. Or so it seems for Joshua Abraham Norton, who on September 17, 1859, published the following declaration in the San Francisco Evening Bulletin:

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Rare 1838 Eagle Graded AU-58 by PCGS Highlights our Weekly iAuction!

Rare 1838 Eagle Graded AU-58 by PCGS Highlights our Weekly iAuction!

By John Pack, Executive Director of Consignments

The 1838 eagle is where it all began for the basic design type that would continue until Augustus Saint-Gaudens was called upon to redesign the coinage in 1907. While minor modifications were made along the way, this was the first use of Christian Gobrecht’s new design that was used on quarter eagles, half eagles, eagles and double eagles into the 20th century. 
Author: John Pack
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