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Welcome to the Official Auction of the National Money Show

Welcome to the Official Auction of the National Money Show

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to Portland

Portland, Oregon will be a magnet early in March as collectors, dealers, and others converge to participate in and enjoy the latest National Money Show. Our auction will be a dynamic part of several days filled with interesting events, including talks, seminars and workshops.

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Gem BU 1795 Half Dime Will Excite Bidders at the Official March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Gem BU 1795 Half Dime Will Excite Bidders at the Official March 2015 Baltimore Auction

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present as part of our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo, a lovely 1795 half dime, graded MS-65 by PCGS and housed in an old style green label holder and verified by CAC. This little beauty is richly toned in gold, blue, sea green and rose, and is highlighted by soft cartwheel luster. The strike is notably sharper on this example than usually seen, with bold definition of the hair strands and even some differentiation on the eagle’s breast. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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A Memorable Condition Rarity Gem 1798 Quarter Eagle, Finest Graded by PCGS

A Memorable Condition Rarity Gem 1798 Quarter Eagle, Finest Graded by PCGS

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Quarter Eagles of 1798

The 1798 quarter eagle is one of a string of $2.50 gold coins with Miss Liberty wearing a conical cap (“Capped Bust to Right” the Guide Book calls it) in combination with the Heraldic Eagle reverse. This general type was made from 1796 to 1807. Each of the varieties is rare, and some are very rare. Another aspect is condition rarity, in which a rare coin can be exceedingly so if in a high grade, as here.

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Stack’s Bowers Currency Staff to Attend CPMX and ANA Next Week

Stack’s Bowers Currency Staff to Attend CPMX and ANA Next Week

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Members of our Stack’s Bowers Currency Team will be at two major conventions next week accepting auction consignments and buying and selling currency. Director of Currency Peter Treglia and D.J. Olivares will be attending the Chicago Paper Money Expo (CPMX) in Rosemont, Illinois March 5-7.  Currency Specialist Brad Ciociola will be at the ANA National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, March 4-6.

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Extremely Rare Chihli Province “Pei Yang” Tael, Tied for Finest Certified

Extremely Rare Chihli Province “Pei Yang” Tael, Tied for Finest Certified

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

For our Hong Kong Showcase Auction highlight we feature a coin that is a classic Chinese numismatic rarity. This coin represents one of a few attempts made by the Chinese Imperial government to institute a standard coinage system based on the Tael, while simultaneously circulating with the coinage system based on the foreign denomination of dollars (7 Mace 2 Candareens) and cents.
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Five

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

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to my latest commentary on the narrative found in A Guide Book of United States Coins, 68th edition, dated 2015. You can follow by looking at the pages as or after you read this. Today the Guide Book of United States Coins is the one-volume standard reference library for most collectors. To be sure it doesn’t including everything -- far from it. 

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Private Samuel Frank Dadmun’s $3 Fitchburg Bank Obsolete

Private Samuel Frank Dadmun’s $3 Fitchburg Bank Obsolete

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A rare and intriguing $3 obsolete banknote from the Fitchburg Bank of Fitchburg, Massachusetts will be featured in our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in Baltimore. The Fitchburg Bank issued obsolete bank notes from 1832 to 1865 when it became the Fitchburg National Bank, Charter #1077. 
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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? Doug N., Roger R. and John B. were picked from our Facebook, Twitter, and NewsMedia page as this week’s winners! Stay tuned for the next Test Your Knowledge challenge in next week’s eNewsletter! 

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