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Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries has been the official auctioneer of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expos since day one? These events are held three times a year and are ranked among the top five conventions held annually in the United States. Our July, Baltimore auction is online now, click here to tour our exciting auction event.

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Did you know that it has been nearly 80 years since the very first Stack’s auction was held in October of 1935? Since that time Stack’s Bowers Galleries and our antecedent firms have handled more fine collections and more rarities than any other coin auction firm in the world. As you read these words we hold the records for the most valuable collections ever sold and the highest single prices ever achieved for rare coins at auction.

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Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is selling the Doug Kaselitz Collection at the upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo? Sadly, Mr. Kaselitz passed away unexpectedly before completing his beloved type sets, but what he accomplished in decades of searching is incredible. Highlights among the amazing coins in the collection include...

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Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries Vice President of Numismatics, Vicken Yegparian is featured in a CoinWeek video discussing the Twin Leaf Collection?  The Twin Leaf Collection stands tall among the greatest cabinets of Middle and Late Date large cents ever formed, and is currently the finest collection of this specialty. It includes nearly every Newcomb number, many Condition Census pieces, and more than 50 Proofs from 1817 to 1857 – an unparalleled selection of these rarities that are seldom included in even the finest collections. It also includes the extremely rare patterns of 1868, in nickel and copper. The Twin Leaf Collection will be a highlight of our official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo in Baltimore this July. Click here to view the video and learn about the collector and some of the highlights. 
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Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, in conjunction with Sotheby’s, resulted in a total prices realized of over $25 million with only 128 total lots in the sale?  Of those 128 lots, 10 coins made the Top 250 Auction Prices Realized list and 18 coins set new world records.  Click here to read more.

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Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s achieved a world record price for the most valuable quarter eagle to be sold at auction and the most expensive 19th century U.S. gold coin ever sold at auction?  The 1808 quarter eagle from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Masterpieces of U.S. Coinage Part I, worth just $2.50 when minted, realized $2.35 million in Tuesday night’s sale.

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Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is selling an Inverted Jenny, “Locket Copy” in the upcoming Rarities Auction in conjunction with Sotheby’s on May 20?  The 24c Jenny Invert is America’s most widely recognized stamp error.  Featured as lot number 1, this position 9 “Locket Copy” was a gift from Colonel Edward H. R. Green to his wife.  Click here to read more. 
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Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering the finest certified MCMVII Ultra High Relief double eagle in our Rarities Auction in conjunction with Sotheby’s on May 20, 2015, in New York?  This design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is often considered the most beautiful ever struck by the U.S. Mint. The example in our Rarities Auction is graded by PCGS as Proof-69. The historical importance of this classic type cannot be overstated and whenever an example is offered in auction, it creates excitement among numismatists. Read more here.     

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