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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? Chris F. did and his gift certificate for a free consigned item is on it's way! Remember you can participate on Facebook, Twitter or right on our blog at StacksBowers.com by leaving your answers in the comments section! Check back next week for a new numismatic question.

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The Long Beach Coin Expo

The Long Beach Coin Expo

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be headed to the Long Beach Coin Expo next week! The show opens to the public on Thursday, September 4 at 10 AM, and continues until Saturday. For specific show details visit the official show website at 

LongBeachExpo.com. Come visit with us at the show at Table 502! Meet with one of our industry leading experts to discuss consigning your collection. 
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The Curious Story of Confederate Major Orestes Parmeno Chaffee

The Curious Story of Confederate Major Orestes Parmeno Chaffee

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Our upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo will feature a wide selection of Military and Civil Agent issued Confederate Train and Hoer notes. These T-39, T-40 and T-41 $100s issued in 1862 and 1863 are popular not only for their aesthetic appeal but for the background of those who issued the notes as agents of the Confederate States military and treasury department
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Exceptional Mint State 1798/7 Eagle Rarity Highlights Our Upcoming iAuction Collector Appreciation Event

Exceptional Mint State 1798/7 Eagle Rarity Highlights Our Upcoming iAuction Collector Appreciation Event

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in our popular iAuction events, along comes an early American gold piece with aesthetic charm, Mint State quality, and with a scarce die variety thrown in for good measure. The 1798/7 Capped Bust Right eagle, BD-1, has obverse stars arranged nine left and four right (9X4 as collectors know it). 
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High Grade Federal Type Notes Highlight This Week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction

High Grade Federal Type Notes Highlight This Week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Choice and Gem Uncirculated large size Federal type notes stand out in this week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction. This week's auction features 81 lots of Colonial, Confederate, Large and Small Size Type, and National Currency. 

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The Collector Appreciation Sale

The Collector Appreciation Sale

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins and Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Welcome to our inaugural “Collector Appreciation Sale,” where you will find over 1,400 lots of U.S. Coins, U.S. Paper Money, and World Paper Money valued at over $3 Million dollars!  We offer something for everyone in this first-ever event, from high-end rarities to key date collector coins. There are even brightly toned Morgan dollars, currently one of the hot-spots in the numismatic marketplace. 
Dr. James Mease: Descriptions of Early Coinage

Dr. James Mease: Descriptions of Early Coinage

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Last week I told of James Mease, M.D., of Philadelphia, one of America’s pioneer numismatists who wrote about the Mint in 1811. This week I go into my archives for an article published by us in 1997:

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Splendid Choice Mint State 1803 Small 3 Draped Bust Dollar One of Many October 2014 PNG Auction Highlights

Splendid Choice Mint State 1803 Small 3 Draped Bust Dollar One of Many October 2014 PNG Auction Highlights

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

One clear standout among the many treasures Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering in our upcoming Official Auction at the October 2014 PNG event is a pleasing MS-63 PCGS-certified 1803 Draped Bust dollar with Small 3 date details. The soft gray surfaces display bold lilac, sunset orange, blue, and rose iridescence, and the luster is strong overall. 
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