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Ministry of Agriculture, Industry & Commerce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Medals in Silver, Ex: Kann Collection

Ministry of Agriculture, Industry & Commerce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Medals in Silver, Ex: Kann Collection

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is already building up to be an impressive sale. For our first preview we offer a set of medals from the final years of the Ching government that are rarely seen at auction. These lovely medals bear an illustrious pedigree, that of renowned Sinologue, Eduard Kann.
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Mint State Imperial Russian Platinum 6 Ruble Overdate

Mint State Imperial Russian Platinum 6 Ruble Overdate

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction in Chicago will offer some stellar auction highlights. Following last week’s ancient coin preview, this week we shift to world coins, specifically Imperial Russian and feature the only certified example of an overdate for Imperial Russia’s 19th century platinum coinage. 
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Outstanding Euainetos Decadrachm

Outstanding Euainetos Decadrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

As we look toward the August ANA World’s Fair of Money, we are thrilled to begin highlighting some numismatic treasures we will offer in our official auction. The coin selected for this preview has an exceptional lineage of brilliant numismatic curators. Originally held in the Lawrence R. Stack Collection of Ancient Greek Coins, this piece was subsequently purchased by none other than Q. David Bowers.
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Magnificent Reversed Dragon Specimen Pattern Dollar

Magnificent Reversed Dragon Specimen Pattern Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our prestigious D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I is set to cross the auction block this upcoming Tuesday, May 19th! The following day, Wednesday the 20th, Stacks Bowers will offer at auction an impressive array of U.S. coins, U.S. currency, philatelic items and world coins. Both sales can be viewed here
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Rare Pei Yang Tael with Beautiful Toning

Rare Pei Yang Tael with Beautiful Toning

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is very excited to offer some exceptional vintage Chinese and other world coins as a part of our Rarities Night auction on May 20th. This is sure to be an exciting sale with an incredible lineup of numismatic rarities. The entire Rarities Night auction can be viewed here, and this impressive Pei Yang Tael can be viewed here

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Specimen Sun Yat-sen Memento Ten Cent

Specimen Sun Yat-sen Memento Ten Cent

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Sun Yat-sen was born in 1866 to a poor peasant family in the south of China, near Macau. His elder brother left China seeking work in Hawaii, and Sun Yat-sen followed him at the age of 12. Honolulu offered Sun Yat-sen an opportunity to learn English and receive religious education at an Anglican Church School. Upon returning to China, he studied in Hong Kong, officially converted to Christianity and married. 
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China Long Whisker Pattern Dollar 1911

China Long Whisker Pattern Dollar 1911

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Struck in silver, this is the rare first variation of the "dragon in clouds" style with smaller more robust characters and blunt floral leaves. This type is referred to as the "ordinary obverse" as the characters resemble the later adopted standard design 1911 Empire Dollar. 
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Stunning French Indo-China Piastre

Stunning French Indo-China Piastre

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

These coins were produced for sale at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 (Paris World's Fair) and had a mintage of 100 pieces. The Exposition Universelle remains one of the best known World's Fairs for its iconic entrance arch; the Eiffel Tower (which was not entirely completed but still open to the public). 
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