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The Term "Penny"

The Term "Penny"

Do you have a question about anything numismatic? Want to know what’s going on here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries? If so, send your inquiries to AnswersfortheAvidCollector@StacksBowers.com and get a response to your important questions from our team of experts! 
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The D. Brent Pogue Collection, An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

There have been auctions of American coins conducted in the United States since the decade following the nation’s founding. Even before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792, collectors with an interest in art, geography, and history assembled cabinets of fine specimens, chosen for their rarity, their historical significance, and their state of preservation. 
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Gem Mint State 1807 Quarter Eagle Last Year of Its Type, Finest Graded by PCGS

Gem Mint State 1807 Quarter Eagle Last Year of Its Type, Finest Graded by PCGS

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

In distinction to the other beautiful quarter eagles set to cross the block in Part 1 of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, the 1807 quarter eagle is important for its availability. It is not common, but for the 1796 to 1807 $2.50 coins with stars on the obverse and the Heraldic Eagle reverse, the 1807 is the date most often seen. Accordingly the offered 1807, MS-65 (PCGS), is an opportunity for anyone building a high-quality collection of United States coins by design types.

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Among Finest Known Gem Satin Proof 1909 Indian Eagle Rarity Highlights Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Auction Event

Among Finest Known Gem Satin Proof 1909 Indian Eagle Rarity Highlights Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Auction Event

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

Many of America’s finest coins will appear in our upcoming New York City Rarities Auction, held in conjunction with Sotheby’s the day following our sale of Part I of the incredible D. Brent Pogue Collection. The 1909 Satin Proof eagle in the sale, from the design type by Augustus Saint-Gaudens struck 1907 through 1933, is a rare bird indeed. 
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Magnificent Reversed Dragon Specimen Pattern Dollar

Magnificent Reversed Dragon Specimen Pattern Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our prestigious D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I is set to cross the auction block this upcoming Tuesday, May 19th! The following day, Wednesday the 20th, Stacks Bowers will offer at auction an impressive array of U.S. coins, U.S. currency, philatelic items and world coins. Both sales can be viewed here
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Magnificent Choice Uncirculated 1934 St. Louis $5000 in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s Rarities Auction

Magnificent Choice Uncirculated 1934 St. Louis $5000 in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s Rarities Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Next week’s Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s Rarities Auction will feature a magnificent PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 Fr. 2221-H $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the St. Louis district that comes to us from the Holecek Family Foundation Collection. This beautiful high grade example is one of just 2,400 printed for the district and one of only 14 known survivors from that run. 

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is selling an Inverted Jenny, “Locket Copy” in the upcoming Rarities Auction in conjunction with Sotheby’s on May 20?  The 24c Jenny Invert is America’s most widely recognized stamp error.  Featured as lot number 1, this position 9 “Locket Copy” was a gift from Colonel Edward H. R. Green to his wife.  Click here to read more. 
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Exceptional Gem Uncirculated 1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar Highlights Our July 2015 Baltimore Rarities Night Sale

Exceptional Gem Uncirculated 1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar Highlights Our July 2015 Baltimore Rarities Night Sale

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

An exceptional Gem Mint State 1807 Draped Bust half dollar from the final year of the design type will shine brightly this July in Baltimore when our Rarities Night event gets underway. This satiny pearlescent gray beauty features a strong strike for the type and excellent overall physical and aesthetic charm. 
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