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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. 
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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. 
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Over 300 lots of Russian Coins Will Cross the Block at the Official Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA Sale

Over 300 lots of Russian Coins Will Cross the Block at the Official Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA Sale

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

In an offering of historic proportions, our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money will feature in excess of 300 lots of Russian coins ranging in value from a few hundred dollars into the six-figure range. Condition and absolute rarities abound, and many coins are pedigreed to important collections such as the George Gund III Collection and the Demarete Collection. Much has already been written and publicized about lots 1545, 1546, and 1547, the 1895 pattern 1/3 Imperial of 5 Russ, 2/3 Imperial of 10 Russ, and the Imperial of 15 Russ from the Gund Collection. 
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“Holey Dollar and Dump” Major Highlights of Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago

“Holey Dollar and Dump” Major Highlights of Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins; based on the lot descriptions by Kent Ponterio & Chris Chatigny

The first coins issued in what is now the Commonwealth of Australia were issued out of necessity, using the internationally useful Spanish colonial silver 8 reales as host. The centers of the eight reales were punched out, and around the hole, were inscribed NEW SOUTH WALES 1813 on the obverse side, and FIVE SHILLINGS with a wreath on the reverse. 
The Joseph Vas Collection of World Coins Will Be a Treat for Serious Numismatists at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction

The Joseph Vas Collection of World Coins Will Be a Treat for Serious Numismatists at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins. Based on the Lot Description by Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist, World of Ancient Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to offer as part of the official ANA World and Ancient Sale the Joseph Vas Collection. This collection, assembled mostly in the 1970s and 1980s, contains a wide array of world and U.S. gold coins, many of which were acquired through Stack’s. 

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An Extremely Rare Peruvian Pattern Gold 2 Peso Struck in Philadelphia in 1855

An Extremely Rare Peruvian Pattern Gold 2 Peso Struck in Philadelphia in 1855

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

This week we highlight an interesting pattern 2 Peso gold coin from Peru struck in 1855 at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. This extremely rare pattern was the first coin struck for a foreign government by the U.S. Mint, and is a part of a series that was the first attempt for the Republic of Peru to decimalize their currency. The series contained a 2, 5, 10, and 20 Peso, all of which are extremely rare.
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Exceptionally Rare, Superb Gem 1924 South Africa Sovereign to Turn Heads at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction

Exceptionally Rare, Superb Gem 1924 South Africa Sovereign to Turn Heads at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction

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

This week, we are pleased to highlight another major rarity in the Sovereign series to be sold in our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August. Throughout the British Empire, Sovereigns were struck at various colonial branch mints. Some of these are common, while others, like this 1924 South African Sovereign, are exceptionally rare, particularly in Gem grades. To start, the mintage of 3,184 was quite small when compared to other colonial mints’ outputs. 
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