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Classical Work of Art by the Artist Sosion

Classical Work of Art by the Artist Sosion

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The ancient coins offered in our Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction are diverse and exceptional, with Syracuse offering more than its fair share of highlights, including the Labors of Hercules; Apollo and Artemis; and the powerhouse Euainetos Decadrachm. The Syracuse coin we highlight here is a Tetradrachm, an unsigned piece from the artist Sosion. 
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Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to Rarities Night 2014! What a great way and what a great day to start our series of auctions for the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. The eyes of the numismatic world will join you as you contemplate our Rarities Night presentation, which this year offers not one but three catalogs. 

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Gorgeous Gem Specimen-65 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime Among Classic Rarities in Our 2014 ANA Sale

Gorgeous Gem Specimen-65 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime Among Classic Rarities in Our 2014 ANA Sale

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

Among the most important and rarest coins in the Rarities Night session of our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is a 1794 half dime called Specimen-65 by NGC. This beautiful Gem is one of just a few pieces known in the Specimen format and is readily among the finest of those extant. 
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Looking Forward to the 2014 World’s Fair of Money

Looking Forward to the 2014 World’s Fair of Money

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

As you read these words the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money is coming up very quickly. The main show opens to the public on Tuesday, August 5, after which there will be non-stop activity through Saturday. I plan to be there for most of the show. 
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Stack's Bowers Currency iAuction Open for Bidding

Stack's Bowers Currency iAuction Open for Bidding

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The Stack's Bowers Currency iAuction is online now and open for bidding. Nearly 60 lots of PCGS and PMG graded notes are offered, including Confederate Currency, Large Size Type, Small Size Type and National Currency. 

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1911 Reverse Dragon Pattern Dollar

1911 Reverse Dragon Pattern Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is now live! You can browse the auction here. We are excited to share with you today an example we are offering of the ever popular 1911 “Reverse Dragon” Pattern Dollar, a rare pattern Silver Dollar from the twilight of the Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. 
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Better Know Your Notes: John Marshall on $20 Treasury Notes of 1890 and 1891

Better Know Your Notes: John Marshall on $20 Treasury Notes of 1890 and 1891

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Among the many great lots being offered in our Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money in August is the finest known Fr. 372 1890 $20 Treasury Note. This ornate back note with large brown Treasury Seal bears ultra low serial number A5 and is graded Gem New 66 by PCGS. Featured on the note is the portrait of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall.

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Mint State Imperial Russian Platinum 12 Ruble

Mint State Imperial Russian Platinum 12 Ruble

By Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, World & Ancient Coins and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction in Chicago is less than two weeks away. We take great pride in the impressive section dedicated to Russian numismatics. In this article we focus on the earliest platinum coinage issued by Imperial Russia. 
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