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Name That Person!

Name That Person!

Here is this week's Test Your Knowledge question! Answer correctly and be entered in a drawing to win a certificate for a FREE consigned item to one of our Showcase or iAuctions. The answer will be revealed next week! Can't wait for the next email newsletter? Visit us on Facebook or Twitter for the answer on Monday!
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Dr. James Mease:  A Candidate for the ANA Hall of Fame

Dr. James Mease: A Candidate for the ANA Hall of Fame

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

One of the most important figures in American numismatics is James Mease, M.D., of Philadelphia. In the early 19th century he was the first to publish important studies on the subject. Although he is known to and has been discussed in print by such modern scholars as David F. Fanning, Eric P. Newman, and Joel Orosz, he is unknown to perhaps 99% of numismatists active today.
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The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 2

The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 2

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The R.L. Miles, Jr. Collection was formed over four decades, starting with the change found in the coins used in the payroll of the Miles family oyster company. R.L. Miles, Jr. (Skinny as he was known to me) later decided to assemble a high quality collection and went on to create a cabinet of great note. 
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1879-CC Morgan Dollars

1879-CC Morgan Dollars

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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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is holding their 79th Anniversary sale as one of the official auctions of the PNG Invitational in New York City, from October 9-11.  There is limited room left to consign your U.S. Coins so call a consignment director today at 800-458-4646. The deadline for consigning is August 25th.  
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Extremely Rare T’ai Ping Rebellion ¼ Tael

Extremely Rare T’ai Ping Rebellion ¼ Tael

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Just one week remains before the inaugural session of the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction. Be sure to view the auction here, and keep in mind that the first session starts live Monday August 18 at 10 AM Hong Kong Time, which is Sunday August 17 at 7 PM Pacific Time. The numismatic treasure we feature here is a silver ¼ Tael and hails from the tumultuous T’ai Ping Rebellion. 
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1836 Gobrecht Dollar from the Collection of a New York Dentist

1836 Gobrecht Dollar from the Collection of a New York Dentist

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

Like the 1796 16 Star half dollar showcased in this space last week, this week’s coin, a lovely and richly toned 1836 Gobrecht silver dollar, is also from a fresh collection consigned by the estate of a New York dentist. This collector, who for many years bought coins from Stack’s via both auction and retail sale, was most active during the early to mid-1980s. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Very Rare Pick J116 Chi Tung Bank 10 Yuan Puppet Bank Note

Very Rare Pick J116 Chi Tung Bank 10 Yuan Puppet Bank Note

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

A highlight of our upcoming August 2014 Hong Kong sale is this Chi Tung Chinese Puppet banknote. It is a tremendous rarity and the first we have offered. The Chi Tung Bank 1937 issue is quite rare with all denominations considered. This 10 Yuan is the second highest denomination as notes of 50 Fen, One, Five, 10 & 100 Yuan were produced. It is of the medium format design with large "10" counter at left and multicolored guilloche at center. 
Author: Matt Quinn
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