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Rare and Appealing China 1911 Tientsin Pattern ½ Dollar, Ex: ANS Duplicate acquired 1937

Rare and Appealing China 1911 Tientsin Pattern ½ Dollar, Ex: ANS Duplicate acquired 1937

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s highlight from our upcoming April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a stunning pattern Half Dollar from the final months of the Imperial Chinese Government. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in Peking – minted a multitude of coinage types in the later portion of the Empire, in an attempt to unify the currency system of China. 
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Choice Yuan Shih-kai Flying Dragon Gold Dollar

Choice Yuan Shih-kai Flying Dragon Gold Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

With the dust settling from our inaugural auction of 2015, the New York International Numismatic Convention, we begin looking ahead to exciting auctions slated for 2015. Our next world coin auction event is our Hong Kong Showcase Auction held March 30 through April 1, and there is still time to consign to this auction event. 

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Very Interesting Ostrogoth Solidus Struck in the Name of Justinian I

Very Interesting Ostrogoth Solidus Struck in the Name of Justinian I

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our Stack's Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention live Ancient coin sessions will take place on Friday evening. Once the excitement of the live sessions are over, an array of interesting Ancient coins will be still be avaialble for bidding in our Internet-only session. Today's preview coin, at first glance, appears to be a fairly common gold Solidus of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. Closer examination reveals telling differences in style, and minor variances in the legend. 

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Lovely “Three Brothers” Taler from the Rockaway Collection

Lovely “Three Brothers” Taler from the Rockaway Collection

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

From the Rockaway Collection, an impressive offering of German States crowns and talers, comes lot 3633 in our NYINC auction, a lovely Choice AU example of the popular “Three Brothers” type. Ornately engraved on both sides, the obverse features the half-length portraits of Friedrich II, Albrecht & Christian, who jointly ruled as margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach from 1625-1634. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins. Based on the catalog description by Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger.

An intriguing specialty in numismatics is “pattern coinage.” While this area has long been popular in American collecting, world patterns, essais, die trials, etc. have sometimes been overlooked by collectors. In some instances, this is because some nations’ patterns have not been studied or classified in depth. The coin highlighted here has been referenced in multiple volumes and is well documented, but is actually a coin that should not even exist.

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Historically Significant Aureus of Octavian and Julius Caesar

Historically Significant Aureus of Octavian and Julius Caesar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

This ancient coin highlight from our official auction New York International Numismatic Convention demonstrates the foundation upon which the Julio-Claudian Dynasty would grow. Julius Caesar, quite possibly the most famous individual from Roman history, and his adopted heir, the first true Roman Emperor Augustus adorn this important succession issue
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Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention Auction is now online, and here we preview lot 68, an Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm. This lovely coin is among the first coinage struck during the “Classical Age” of Athenian history, beginning just after Cleisthenes helped to establish the famous Athenian Democracy.
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Beautiful Italian 5 Lire of 1914

Beautiful Italian 5 Lire of 1914

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

This week, I focus my attention on a more modern crown, a beautifully designed type that closely resembles the silver coins of ancient Sicily. In the early part of the 20th century, the numismatist-King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III reigned from 1900-1946. The coin designs initiated in 1908 and running through the end of the First World War, depict beautiful allegorical representations of the strength and wealth of Italy. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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