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German City-State of Lübeck 1625 Taler

German City-State of Lübeck 1625 Taler

By Bruce A. Walker, World Coin Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers monthly iAuction offers a terrific opportunity to add choice material to any collection, at what is often a very attractive closing bid. The eclectic offerings insure there is always something of interest for every collector. Be sure you don’t miss out! This month’s featured iAuction coin hails from Germany -- the city-state of Lübeck to be precise. It is a 1625 Taler, which was also known as a 32 Shilling piece.  Like all Talers from the era, the coin has a great iconic design, with much detail to be explored upon closer examination.  

Author: Bruce Walker
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s achieved a world record price for the most valuable quarter eagle to be sold at auction and the most expensive 19th century U.S. gold coin ever sold at auction?  The 1808 quarter eagle from the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Masterpieces of U.S. Coinage Part I, worth just $2.50 when minted, realized $2.35 million in Tuesday night’s sale.

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Choice About Uncirculated No Arrows, Open 3 Liberty Seated Half to be Featured in Our Upcoming July 2015 Baltimore Auction

Choice About Uncirculated No Arrows, Open 3 Liberty Seated Half to be Featured in Our Upcoming July 2015 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist

Among the numismatic treasures crossing the auction block in our upcoming July 2015 Baltimore sale is an exceptional No Arrows, Open 3 1873 Liberty Seated half dollar which is sure to be exciting for half dollar and U.S. type specialists alike! 1873 represents a significant, transitional year in the design of our nation’s silver coinage, in some cases echoing some of the alterations that took place exactly two decades earlier. The Close 3 logotype used in the date across all denominations was deemed to be easily confused for an “8” by Chief Coiner A. Loudon Snowden, eliciting a change to the Open 3 style early in production.

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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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Name That Person!

Name That Person!

Here are the answers to last week’s Test Your Knowledge! Did you pass the test? Paul H. did and he was selected from our NewsMedia page as this week’s winner! He will be receiving one of the latest books written by Q. David Bowers and personally autographed! Stay tuned for the next Test Your Knowledge challenge in next week’s eNewsletter! 

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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Sixteen

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Sixteen

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to the latest installment of my tour through A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2015 edition. This week I start at the bottom of page 47 with the New Yorke in America token. As is true of many if not most colonial and early American related issues, the Guide Book skims the surface and gives basic information. 
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Gem Uncirculated 1933 $10 Silver Certificate to be Featured in the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction

Gem Uncirculated 1933 $10 Silver Certificate to be Featured in the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present our Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo this July 16-19 in Baltimore. Among the many paper highlights is an example of the rare Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ by PMG. The 1933 $10 Silver Certificate is a one-year design type and only 552,000 were printed by the BEP. Around one-third of those were actually released into circulation and shortly thereafter legislation required a change in the redeemable language of the Silver Certificates. 

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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Nine

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Nine

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

After a break to reminisce about the coins in the Pogue Collection, I return to my discussion of teenage collecting. In the earlier parts of this series, I focused on how my generation of Americans collected, through such challenges as the Great Depression and World War II. At the conclusion of Part 8, I was discussing collecting during the 1950s through 1970s and how the rise and fall of Proof sets and other modern issues had affected the hobby during that era.

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