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Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director

Morgan silver dollars! Perhaps the most popular American coins ever minted and among these, those of the Carson City Mint hold a special place in the hearts and imaginations of coin collectors.  Many scarce and rare dates and varieties were created in this romantic Western mint.  

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Welcomes PNG Intern Ian Connor

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Welcomes PNG Intern Ian Connor

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the hiring of Ian Connor as part of the Professional Numismatic Guild’s Promoting Numismatic Growth internship project. Connor hopes to learn all he can while at Stack’s Bowers Galleries, and begins his position with the firm in June 2014.

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Happy Memorial Day from Stack’s Bowers Galleries!

Happy Memorial Day from Stack’s Bowers Galleries!

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

Memorial Day! The “first holiday of summer” as it has become known, is a day of picnics and bar-b-ques, parades and family gatherings, and hopefully, a harbinger of sunny days to come. The tradition of a day of memory reaches back to ancient times, but our own Memorial Day has a history that goes as far back as May 1, 1865, when citizens 
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A First-Release 1943 Steel Cent

A First-Release 1943 Steel Cent

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

A recent trip to one of my favorite internet auction services produced a 1943 steel cent in Mint State. Though it is not a rare item by any stretch of the imagination, the coin I now own is housed in a faintly tattered manila paper envelope which reads: 
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Anyone for a Mint Drop?

Anyone for a Mint Drop?

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

A Chance Internet Purchase Leads to Bentonian Currency and Loco Focos

On a recent weekend I took a peek at one of the many Internet auction sites I routinely visit in my never-ending search for odd-ball numismatic items for my collection. I struck pay dirt on a “Buy-It-Now” item at one of the sites – it was priced at $55 plus free shipping and I couldn’t push the “buy” button quickly enough. I had never seen the likes of it before, though of course it may be familiar to some of our readers.

 

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Fresh Inventory at Our New York City Store and SBG Direct Online Store

Fresh Inventory at Our New York City Store and SBG Direct Online Store

There has been a lot of action in our flagship store on 123 West 57th Street in New York City. We recently wrapped up our Rare Coin Discovery Days, a free appraisal event, where the store saw lots of foot traffic from new clients, as well visits from our loyal friends and collectors. We purchased a significant amount of fresh coins, paper money, and medals, received some exciting consignments for future auctions, and sold a great deal of gold and silver bullion. Our inventory is stocked up with over 500 fresh numismatic items, including certified U.S and World coins and paper money.  

 

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Eric B. Hyde

Eric B. Hyde

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

My earliest numismatic mentor was a sprightly old gentleman with black horn-rimmed glasses and a shock of bright white hair, a cigar smoking old rascal – or so I like to fondly recall him -- named Eric B. Hyde, a real estate broker from Hallandale, Florida, who was delighted to hear from my parents way back in 1961 that I was a coin collector. I had recently purchased my first two coins, a large cent and a two-cent piece, on the playground at Hallandale Elementary, and many of you know the “rest of the story.”
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Numismatic Nostalgia

Numismatic Nostalgia

From our library file of "The Numismatist"

From our library file of The Numismatist here is a very interesting comment by the man who built the greatest private collection of all time. We think you will agree that his thoughts are still relevant today, over 100 years later.
Author: Melissa
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