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Two Extremely Rare 1982 Brass Pattern 100 Yuan Panda Series Issues to kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Brass Pattern 100 Yuan Panda Series Issues to kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Panda Series of modern Chinese coins have seen over three decades of numismatic success, and this August Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to offer rare Pattern coins from the beginning of this series. In 1982 the China Mint decided to produce a series of bullion coinage. Many design ideas were considered, and not all included the iconic Panda. 
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Top Condition Census Peter the Great Ruble Featured as lot #31132 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2015 Chicago ANA

Top Condition Census Peter the Great Ruble Featured as lot #31132 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2015 Chicago ANA

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

For today’s world coin preview from the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, we have an incredibly well preserved Ruble of Peter I (the Great). The inaugural emperor Peter of the House of Romanov ruled the territory of Russia first as Tsar and then as Emperor after he expanded it into a major European power. Peter the Great ruled Russia for over 40 years and forged the Tsardom into an empire, modernizing the traditionalist and medieval society. 
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Exceptional Prussian Gold 2 Frederick d’Or

Exceptional Prussian Gold 2 Frederick d’Or

By Bruce Walker, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The world and ancient coin section of our Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is now online. The over 1,500 world and ancient coins to be offered will appeal to a variety of collectors. You can view the lots here. In the coming weeks before the live bidding begins we will be previewing some of the major highlights. Today we feature a wonderful 2 Frederick d’Or from the German state of Prussia.
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Very Rare Chang Tso Lin Facing Portrait Dollar

Very Rare Chang Tso Lin Facing Portrait Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase auction is very near to completion, and soon you will be able to browse the catalog online or in print. In anticipation of this sale, we have a preview of an exceptional and very rare coin, a facing portrait pattern Dollar of Chang Tso Lin, the “Mukden Tiger” and warlord of Manchuria. 
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Ptolemaic Egypt Gold Octodrachm

Ptolemaic Egypt Gold Octodrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited about our upcoming ancient and world coin auction held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Chicago. We have a tremendous line-up of world and ancient coins to be featured in future blogs. Today’s feature is a spectacular piece from Ancient Egypt. In the wake of Alexander the Great’s death his generals warred over the right to rule his empire.
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Very Rare Thailand 1908 Gold Pattern Set

Very Rare Thailand 1908 Gold Pattern Set

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Hong Kong Showcase Auction will offer numismatic material that appeals to a wide swath of collectors, including significant vintage Chinese, Modern Chinese and highly desirable items from other areas of Asian numismatic collectibles. Today’s featured group was produced in Thailand, which has seen interest in its numismatics grow over the past years.
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The First Dragon Dollar of China

The First Dragon Dollar of China

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Today’s preview coin from the upcoming August Hong Kong Showcase Auction bears the effigy of one of the most visually recognized symbols of China, the Asian serpentine Dragon. Many of silver issues produced by the semi-autonomous provinces of China bear this imposing mythical creature, usually shown amidst the clouds, signifying its lofty and powerful nature. The coin described here holds special renown as the first Dragon Dollar of China. 
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Rare Norway Specie Daler

Rare Norway Specie Daler

By Bruce Walker, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction to be held this August is certainly shaping up into a wonderful event. With a wide variety of rare and collectible coins from all around the world there is sure to be something to entice collectors of all specialties. For the Scandinavian collector, we will offer a Rare Norway Specie Daler with significant historical significance. 
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