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Kids and Coins

Kids and Coins

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

From The Coin Collector, Issue #124, March 11, 2002

Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of having my teenaged grandsons, John and Matthew, accompany me to numismatic conventions and other events, and even act as “interns” at Stack’s Bowers Galleries auctions. Of course, my youngest son, Andrew, has worked for the company for years, but he can hardly be considered a “kid.” 
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Incredible 1797 C-2 Half Cent, The Finest Known

Incredible 1797 C-2 Half Cent, The Finest Known

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

An American Treasure

Welcome to our description of one of the very finest half cents ever to cross the auction block! Close your eyes and think of rarities among half cents, and the two varieties of 1797 come to mind, the 1793 is of course a classic, and scattered others include 1831, 1836, the Proof-only issues of the 1840s and 1852. Unless you are a specialist or scholar, 1797 might not come to mind. 

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Watching Stock Market Bears

Watching Stock Market Bears

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

It seems like only yesterday, but it was 11 years ago in 2005 that Whitman published The Expert’s Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins. Since then it has been a best seller and has been nicely reviewed. Recently the stock market has taken hits—this time due to uncertainty in China, falling oil prices, concerns about the strength of the dollar, and more. So, what else is new? At any given time analysts of securities have enthusiasm and also have worries. That said, I reprint below what I wrote in 2005.
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Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part III

Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part III

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part III of our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coins. Parts I and II, held at Sotheby’s international headquarters in New York City in May and September, are now history. These dynamic sales, cataloged by John Kraljevich and the team at Stack’s Bowers Galleries and held in partnership with Sotheby’s, exceeded all expectations and will forever stand among of the greatest auctions in American numismatics.

 

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Incredible Ultra-Gem Proof 1836 Half Dollar

Incredible Ultra-Gem Proof 1836 Half Dollar

Capped Bust, Lettered Edge, O-109 Ex Matthew Stickney Collection

Plan now to participate in the Pogue Collection Part III sale at Sotheby’s international headquarters in New York City on Tuesday evening, February 9. On the next day in the same venue we will have our Rarities Auction with other important properties, including notable rarities. We invite you to attend in person as a bidder or interested observer—to watch numismatic history being made! You can also view the action in virtual time on our web site at StacksBowers.com.

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Medal Collectors of America Presents Q. David Bowers: The Lure and Lore of American Medals at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Medal Collectors of America Presents Q. David Bowers: The Lure and Lore of American Medals at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Lexington Room, Waldorf-Astoria

The Medal Collectors of America (MCA) will be holding its winter meeting during the NYINC. It will be held in the Lexington Room at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on Saturday January 9th at 12 pm local time, and will feature a not-to-be-missed numismatic and historical program entitled “The Lure and Lore of American Medals,” by the renowned Q. David Bowers.

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Happy Holidays Coin Quiz

Happy Holidays Coin Quiz

The following “Holiday Coin Quiz” was written by John Kraljevich and published in Rare Coin Review #144, our November/December issue for 2001.

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If You Can’t Afford Superb Gem MS-66

If You Can’t Afford Superb Gem MS-66

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

 

Here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries we all enjoy the honor and privilege of showcasing great collections at auction, including our current presentation of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III scheduled to cross the block as part of our partnership with Sotheby’s this coming February. I hope you can be there as a bidder and buyer or as an observer as history is being made.

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