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Choice Mint State 1928-S Half Dollar in Our Upcoming iAuction Sale #3529

Choice Mint State 1928-S Half Dollar in Our Upcoming iAuction Sale #3529

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

We are pleased to offer a lustrous smoky golden-gray example of the 1928-S half dollar, only half dollar issue of the year struck – the presses at Philadelphia and Denver struck no half dollars in that year. Usually available in well-worn circulated grades or the low end of the Mint State scale, the 1928-S takes on semi-key status at MS-63 or finer in all the current pricing guides. 
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Rare Choice Mint State 1865 Double Eagle

Rare Choice Mint State 1865 Double Eagle

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

One hundred and fifty years ago, this week, the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Lt. General U.S. Grant drove the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia out of their trenches in Petersburg and the Appomattox campaign began. On April 9, 1865, at the McLean house in Appomattox Courthouse, VA, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant, effectively ending the Civil War in Virginia after four years of bitter, bloody campaigning. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Carolingian AR Denier

Carolingian AR Denier

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The weekly iAuctions here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries are a great source for collectible coins! Every month (closing on the first Sunday of the month) our iAuctions will contain World and/or Ancient coins, including some notable pieces such as this silver Denier from the Carolingian ruler Charles the Simple
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Gem 1923-S Mercury Dime Graded MS-65 FB by PCGS

Gem 1923-S Mercury Dime Graded MS-65 FB by PCGS

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

Among the coin series from the “Renaissance of American Coinage,” the Mercury dime has always had a special appeal for collectors. The obverse displays simple and lovely head of Liberty wearing a winged cap, while the reverse design (symbolizing strength) was appropriate for the time of its original design, as in 1916 much of the world was at war. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction Closes Sunday at 7PM PT

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction Closes Sunday at 7PM PT

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

With much of the week’s actions focused on our events in Baltimore, bidders should also keep in mind that our Stack’s Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction will be closing this Sunday at 7PM Pacific Time. 

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Mint State 1913-S Indian Eagle To Tempt Collectors In Our Upcoming iAuction # 3526

Mint State 1913-S Indian Eagle To Tempt Collectors In Our Upcoming iAuction # 3526

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

A frosty and lustrous MS-61 PCGS-certified 1913-S eagle should catch the eyes of many collectors in our upcoming iAuction # 3526. This low-mintage date was struck to the tune of just 66,000 pieces, one of the lowest production tallies within the series. 
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Frosty Gem Mint State 1874 Three-Dollar Gold A Standout in Our Upcoming iAuction #3525

Frosty Gem Mint State 1874 Three-Dollar Gold A Standout in Our Upcoming iAuction #3525

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

A frosty 1874 three-dollar gold piece in our upcoming iAuction #3525 will appeal to both type coin enthusiasts and dabblers in the denomination. Graded MS-65 by PCGS, the warm honey-gold surfaces of the coin exhibit lively luster and attractive surfaces that live up to the grade. 
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Lovely PCGS-Graded MS-64+ 1824 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Lovely PCGS-Graded MS-64+ 1824 Capped Bust Half Dollar

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

The Capped Bust half dollar ranks among my favorite type coins in the U.S. series, and was the first area of numismatics on which I focused my collecting interest. As such, whenever a lovely Bust half, regardless of numeric grade, comes my way, I take the opportunity to review it. The 1824 half dollar being offered as lot 21100 in our iAuction 3524 deserves such attention.

Author: Greg Cohen
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