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Tiberius Denarius “Tribute Penny”

Tiberius Denarius “Tribute Penny”

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the Winter Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo is almost upon us. In just a few days our auction team and expert numismatists will set up for a few exciting days of bidding. For today’s preview we present a piece with abundant historical and religious significance. This silver Denarius of Tiberius, the second Roman Emperor, is widely known as the “Tribute Penny” by theologians, historians and numismatists.

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Serial number 1 1996 Gold Kilo Unicorn

Serial number 1 1996 Gold Kilo Unicorn

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

One of the more popular series of modern Chinese coins is the Unicorn series of 1994-1996. These were offered in a range of denominations and in gold, platinum and silver. Kilo gold issues were struck in 1994 and 1996 and the latter had a tiny mintage of a mere 18 pieces. In our upcoming December Macau auction we offer serial number 1. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Rare and Attractive Mexico “Hookneck” 8 Escudo

Rare and Attractive Mexico “Hookneck” 8 Escudo

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our next featured highlight from our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo is a pleasing example of the rare and desirable “Hookneck” 8 Escudos type. The Hookneck series of Mexico has a long and interesting history, best told by Clyde Hubbard and David O’Harrow in Hookneck published in 1997, and still one of the top sources for this series. 
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The Finest NGC Certified Small Characters Hupeh Tael

The Finest NGC Certified Small Characters Hupeh Tael

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is thrilled to preview our auction highlights for the inaugural December Macau Showcase Auction. This week we feature a lovely Hupeh Tael with small characters that stands as the finest certified by NGC. Originally 648,000 Hupeh Taels were minted, this includes both large and small character types, however it is unknown exactly how many of each were struck. 
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Scarce 1980 Archers Piefort 300 Yuan

Scarce 1980 Archers Piefort 300 Yuan

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Among the early scarcities of the modern commemorative China mint issues are the Piefort gold issues of the 1980 Olympiad. From a mintage of only 500 pieces, these were already a scarcity at the time of mintage, and remain a tangible reminder of the epic Olympic games of that year. The specimen being offered in our sale is graded Proof-69 Deep Cameo by PCGS and is accompanied by the original box and certificate. 
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The Collector Appreciation Sale

The Collector Appreciation Sale

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins and Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Welcome to our inaugural “Collector Appreciation Sale,” where you will find over 1,400 lots of U.S. Coins, U.S. Paper Money, and World Paper Money valued at over $3 Million dollars!  We offer something for everyone in this first-ever event, from high-end rarities to key date collector coins. There are even brightly toned Morgan dollars, currently one of the hot-spots in the numismatic marketplace. 
Ancient Coins in Our August 2014 ANA Sale

Ancient Coins in Our August 2014 ANA Sale

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

On the morning of August 5, 2014, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will begin its Official ANA of the ANA World’s Fair of Money with Session A of the world sale. Leading off the session are 135 lots of world paper currency — a diverse selection and a fast growing specialty. Lot 201 begins our offering of ancient coins, featuring a wonderful selection of Greek and Roman coins for the collector to enjoy. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Gem Miner’s Bank $10 Eagle to be Offered at the Stack’s Bowers’ Official ANA Rarities Night

Gem Miner’s Bank $10 Eagle to be Offered at the Stack’s Bowers’ Official ANA Rarities Night

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins. Based on the lot description by Frank Van Valen, Andy Pollack and Q. David Bowers

Appearing as lot 13295 in our Rarities Night session of our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, this Gem 1849 Miner’s Bank $10, certified MS-65 by NGC, is a centerpiece of our selection of rare territorial gold pieces. Along with the Gem grade, this rare gold piece from the gold rush era offers an extensive pedigree. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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