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Extremely Rare Silver Columbian Expo So-Called Dollar Highlights a Very Impressive Offering in Baltimore

Extremely Rare Silver Columbian Expo So-Called Dollar Highlights a Very Impressive Offering in Baltimore

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins; Based on the Catalog Description by John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo is full of specialized collections, and we are pleased to present one of the most diverse offering of “so-called dollars” to cross the auction block in some time. So-called dollars are generally silver dollar sized commemorative medals that were struck both by private firms and interests, as well as at the U.S. Mint. 
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Choice AU 1883-CC Liberty Head $10

Choice AU 1883-CC Liberty Head $10

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

Each week, we present a special coin from our current iAuctions selection. Stack’s Bowers is proud to be able to offer such a wide range of American numismatic material in each sale. This week we highlight an NGC-certified 1883-CC Liberty Head eagle, graded AU-55. This rich orange gold toned coin features a good strike, and only mild abrasions from a short stay in circulation. The 1883-CC is a scarce issue in any grade, as only 12,000 pieces were struck, and many entered circulation and stayed there; a lucky few were withdrawn and saved by astute numismatists, and others, by sheer chance. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the official auctioneer of the Michigan State Numismatic Society?  Consign your U.S. coins and currency by November 19, 2014 to this special iAuction event that will be closing on November 30.  Take advantage of some of these exclusive benefits being offered in this Internet-only sale:  Free PCGS/NGC grading on all coins realizing over $500, no seller's fees, no buy back fees, no listing fees, no “listing enhancement” fees, and a one-year free membership to the Michigan State Numismatic Society! Contact Melissa Karstedt on the East Coast via email (mkarstedt@stacksbowers.com) or at 603-569-0823 or Wayne Berkley on the West Coast via email (wberkley@stacksbowers.com) or at 949-253-0916 extension 262.

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Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Winter Baltimore Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Banknotes Catalog

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Winter Baltimore Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Banknotes Catalog

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

This past week, the world coin catalog for our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo arrived in the office, and I sat with it for a few hours and enjoyed reviewing the coins and banknotes being offered in the sale. We are proud to offer several important collections including the David Gray Collection; selections from the collections of the Strong, Rochester, New York; and coins from the George Gund III Collection. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Serial number 1 1996 Gold Kilo Unicorn

Serial number 1 1996 Gold Kilo Unicorn

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

One of the more popular series of modern Chinese coins is the Unicorn series of 1994-1996. These were offered in a range of denominations and in gold, platinum and silver. Kilo gold issues were struck in 1994 and 1996 and the latter had a tiny mintage of a mere 18 pieces. In our upcoming December Macau auction we offer serial number 1. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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The 1796 Myddleton Token —‘unsurpassed in beauty’

The 1796 Myddleton Token —‘unsurpassed in beauty’

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This story of one of my favorite tokens is excerpted from my 2002 More Adventures With Rare Coins, a book that showcased 50 of my favorite numismatic items. For more information, you can read The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, written by Katherine Jaeger and myself, available from numismatic booksellers.

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Spectacular Serial Number 1 Monticello Bank $50 Featured in Stack's Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

Spectacular Serial Number 1 Monticello Bank $50 Featured in Stack's Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The upcoming Stack's Bowers Galleries currency auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo will feature an impressive serial number 1 $50 obsolete note from the Monticello Bank of Charlottesville, Virginia (Haxby VA-45 G28a, Jones-Littlefield BC25-35). Collectors have always been drawn to serial number 1 notes, but most encounter only serial number 1 national currency notes or an occasional Federal note. 
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 Stack’s Sells the Dr. Conway A. Bolt Collection in 1966, Part 5

Stack’s Sells the Dr. Conway A. Bolt Collection in 1966, Part 5

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Several weeks ago I began discussing Dr. Conway A. Bolt and his comprehensive collection that Stack's sold at public auction in 1966. Though the good doctor loved all American numismatics, he had a fondness for pioneer and territorial gold coins, paper money and pattern coins of the United States. 

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