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The Long Beach Coin Expo

The Long Beach Coin Expo

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be headed to the Long Beach Coin Expo June 4-6, 2015. Before the show begins, our team will be busy buying and selling coins and currency in our private trading suite, room 104-A of the convention center, Tuesday, June 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Wednesday, June 3, from 9 AM to noon. The show opens for set-up Wednesday afternoon, and will be open to the public from 10 AM Thursday, June 4 through Saturday, June 5. 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, in conjunction with Sotheby’s, resulted in a total prices realized of over $25 million with only 128 total lots in the sale?  Of those 128 lots, 10 coins made the Top 250 Auction Prices Realized list and 18 coins set new world records.  Click here to read more.

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Rare Michigan National to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Auction

Rare Michigan National to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ upcoming July Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature a rare 1902 $10 Plain Back from the Baraga County National Bank of L’Anse, Michigan, Charter #9509. The note, from the Collection of Doug Kaselitz, is just the second large size note known from this bank. The bank was chartered on July 21, 1909 and issued just $69,110 in notes before going into receivership in June 1932. This rare bank also reports just a single small size note known. 

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Ministry of Agriculture, Industry & Commerce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Medals in Silver, Ex: Kann Collection

Ministry of Agriculture, Industry & Commerce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Medals in Silver, Ex: Kann Collection

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is already building up to be an impressive sale. For our first preview we offer a set of medals from the final years of the Ching government that are rarely seen at auction. These lovely medals bear an illustrious pedigree, that of renowned Sinologue, Eduard Kann.
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British Commonwealth Notes of the Far East

British Commonwealth Notes of the Far East

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

Banknotes of the far eastern British Commonwealths are among the most avidly collected in the present market and we offer some auction trends to confirm this. Banknotes from Malaya, British North Borneo, Ceylon, The Straits Settlements and Hong Kong are all part of this trend and even more modern designs fetch a significant premium when offered in Gem states of preservation. Observing a five-year period showcases the remarkable upswing for these notes.
Author: Matt Quinn
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Historic 1861-C Liberty Half Eagle to be Offered in our July 2015 Baltimore Auction

Historic 1861-C Liberty Half Eagle to be Offered in our July 2015 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The American Civil War had important numismatic implications that still affect collectors today. The fabled Confederate cents and half dollars of 1861 have long fascinated collectors, and the many variations of Civil War tokens and other related exonumia offer glimpses of independent coinage efforts that took place during the years of the conflict.  
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“North to Alaska, We’re Going North, the Rush Is On!”

“North to Alaska, We’re Going North, the Rush Is On!”

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

Well, perhaps not all the way “North to Alaska” like the old Johnny Horton song suggests, but a stop in Seattle in 1909 is in order for this installment of the Exonumia Corner. Some readers may recall that I attended the March 2015 ANA mid-winter convention in Portland, Oregon. While there I combed the bourse floor for items for my collections. 
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Michigan National Banknotes Featured in this Month’s Stacks Bowers iAuction

Michigan National Banknotes Featured in this Month’s Stacks Bowers iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Among the nearly 60 lots of U.S. currency featured in this month’s Stack’s Bowers Galleries iAuction are nine lots of National banknotes from the state of Michigan. Among those lots is a scarce 1902 $10 Red Seal from the National City Bank of Grand Rapids, Charter # 3293. The note, graded Fine 12 by PMG, is one of three such $10 Red Seals known on the bank. The overprint remains a bold cherry red despite the level of circulation. The note, which is lot 21063 in the auction, carries an estimate of $375 to $575. 

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