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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will have on display at their booth in Long Beach the D. Brent Pogue Collection “King of American Coins.” That coin is the finest known 1804 silver dollar, the Sultan of Muscat Presentation Specimen pedigreed to the Walter H. Childs Collection. And there’s more! Also on display will be the landmark 1822 half eagle, the only one in private hands, pedigreed to the Brand and Eliasberg collections. Come by Table 502 to view these legendary Pogue Collection coins before they cross the auction block!

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Show and Auction Schedule

Show and Auction Schedule

Come and see Stack’s Bower Galleries at one of the many shows and auctions we have coming up. 

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One of America’s Greatest Coins, Gem 1815 $5 Half Eagle

One of America’s Greatest Coins, Gem 1815 $5 Half Eagle

Far the finest known

A message from Q. David Bowers:

As the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III nears, I take the opportunity to comment on several things:

In the past year our Pogue I and II sales, held in partnership with Sotheby’s at their gallery in New York City, have electrified the numismatic world. From print coverage in countless newspapers, a special article in Forbes magazine, features on all the television networks in America, programs in Europe on the BBC, and 
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Milton Bradley’s Educational Toy Money – Part One

Milton Bradley’s Educational Toy Money – Part One

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist

A fascinating and under-studied group of exonumia is that of play money, coins and currency made to be used by children in play or in an educational setting. These items are distinct from game money used in the context of a board game, or gaming counters used by adults in card games or gambling, but are often grouped in incorrectly with this group. 
Author: Ben Orooji
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Lustrous Mint State 1850-D Liberty Quarter Eagle to be offered in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

Lustrous Mint State 1850-D Liberty Quarter Eagle to be offered in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist

The vibrant sunshine yellow surfaces of this Mint State Dahlonega rarity are complemented by subtle halos of teal-gold that embrace the motifs on both sides. Satiny luster glistens from the protected regions. Traces of planchet inconsistency (as made) are visible on the obverse under magnified scrutiny, but the surfaces are free from abrasions and deliver a truly premium aesthetic.
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1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note from Cleveland to be Offered February 10 in New York

1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note from Cleveland to be Offered February 10 in New York

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

During our Rarities Auction, beginning at 2 PM on February 10, 2016 at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York City, we are offering a stunning 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note from Cleveland. The note will be auctioned as lot 40 and carries an estimate between $20,000 and $30,000.

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NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 40355, a Terrific Uniface Pattern Essai 5 Franc in Gold

NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 40355, a Terrific Uniface Pattern Essai 5 Franc in Gold

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist

We continue our recap of the January New York International Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries by featuring another stellar performance, in this case a French gold uniface pattern essai 5 Franc depicting Napoleon III. This piece brought an astounding $24,675.00, well beyond the estimate range of $5,000 to $7,000. 

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Name that Coin!

Name that Coin!

Here is this week's Test Your Knowledge!  Can you Name that Coin? Check out Facebook or Twitter on Monday for the answer or wait until next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!

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