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Kwangtung “Reversed Pattern” 20 Cent Pieces

Kwangtung “Reversed Pattern” 20 Cent Pieces

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio inaugural December Macau Showcase Auction is just two weeks away! For our preview this week we offer two for one — two separate lots that represent two stages in the development of a highly collectible series of Chinese Provincial coinage. Authorization to establish the Kwangtung mint was granted in 1887, implemented by Viceroy Chang Chi-Tung. 
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Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal A Major Highlight in Our February 2015 Americana Sale

Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal A Major Highlight in Our February 2015 Americana Sale

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins. Based on the lot description by John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Ex Clark, Stack, Eliasberg

An amazing – not many other superlatives fit – 15-piece boxed “set” of Lincoln medals and medalets, all in gold, will be a focal point in our upcoming February 2015 New York City Americana Sale. Originally sold by us in September-October 2010 as individual lots in our Philadelphia Americana Sale, this set was owned at various times by Judson Brenner, Henry Chapman, T. James Clark, and the Stack family. Then it went on to become part of the famous Eliasberg Collection, where it remained from 1945 until our sale of the group in 2010. 

Better Know Your Notes Thanksgiving Edition

Better Know Your Notes Thanksgiving Edition

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

With the Thanksgiving holiday just a week away our latest "Better Know Your Notes" takes a look at a few Turkey Day appropriate American currency notes.

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Curious, but True!

Curious, but True!

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

In this and some of my upcoming columns, I will explore “numismatic curiosities,” some well known and some obscure.

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Consign to our February Americana Sale, Featuring the Stephen Winthrop Collection

Consign to our February Americana Sale, Featuring the Stephen Winthrop Collection

For many years, our Americana Sales conducted in New York City have attracted collectors, dealers, museum curators and others seeking quality coins, medals and tokens, from colonial issues onward. There is still time for you to be a part of it!  The February Americana Sale will take place February 5-6, 2015, and the deadline for consignments is December 5, 2014.  

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Unique Discovery Date Colombian 1760/59 Nuevo Reino (Bogota Mint) Pillar Dollar

Unique Discovery Date Colombian 1760/59 Nuevo Reino (Bogota Mint) Pillar Dollar

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

At the 2014 Stack’s Bowers official New York International Numismatic Convention Sale, a newly discovered and unique Colombian “milled” 8 Escudos of 1755 (minted in Nuevo Reino), was offered and sold for an impressive $223,250. At the 2015 Stack’s Bowers official New York International Numismatic Convention Sale, we are pleased to present a newly discovered, and unique Colombian 8 Reales, dated 1760. The literature has long referenced that 8 reales were minted at the Nuevo Reino (Bogota) mint in 1760 (and we know of approximately a dozen examples of 1760 dated 1 Real coins), but no 8 Reales had ever been seen. 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering an 1861 Confederate States of America half dollar from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection?  This coin is one of just four original examples struck and will be sold publicly for the first time, having been a part of this cabinet since its acquisition  from Lester Merkin in 1971. The collection will be offered in March 2015 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information or if you are interested in consigning your collection alongside these rarities, please contact Christine Karstedt, Lawrence R. Stack, Vicken Yegparian or John Pack at 800-458-4646.

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The Incredible Collections of Reed Hawn, Part 1

The Incredible Collections of Reed Hawn, Part 1

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

During the middle of the 20th century, due to the aging of collectors who had collected prior to the 1950s, a major group of outstanding collections became available at public auction or by private sale. Most of the collections included coins from collections that were formed in the late 19th century and up to the beginning of World War II.

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