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The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks

By Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger

As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner.  From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular the collection of Ray Czahor.

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Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention Auction is now online, and here we preview lot 68, an Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm. This lovely coin is among the first coinage struck during the “Classical Age” of Athenian history, beginning just after Cleisthenes helped to establish the famous Athenian Democracy.
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Exceptional Gem Cameo Proof 1907 Liberty Double Eagle To Highlight Our Upcoming February 2015 New York Americana Sale

Exceptional Gem Cameo Proof 1907 Liberty Double Eagle To Highlight Our Upcoming February 2015 New York Americana Sale

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

Just 78 Proofs of the final year of Longacre’s Liberty double eagle design were produced, and few of the survivors from that production run can equal the amazing specimen we offer in our upcoming Americana Sale, to be held in New York City in February 2015 – just a few weeks away! 

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Special Pre-Publication Offer: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle

Special Pre-Publication Offer: The 1822 Gold Half Eagle

Story of a Rarity

A Unique Book!

We invite you to order in advance one of the most extraordinary books of our time. Q. Dave Bowers, working with a team of researchers, has used the 1822 half eagle as a focal point to create an absorbing narrative covering much of numismatics of the past century and a half. This has been made possible by the upcoming sale at auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection specimen of the 1822—the finest of only three known, with the other two being in the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution.

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Curious, but True! Part 2

Curious, but True! Part 2

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I continue with “numismatic curiosities,” some well known and some obscure.

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Beautiful Italian 5 Lire of 1914

Beautiful Italian 5 Lire of 1914

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

This week, I focus my attention on a more modern crown, a beautifully designed type that closely resembles the silver coins of ancient Sicily. In the early part of the 20th century, the numismatist-King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III reigned from 1900-1946. The coin designs initiated in 1908 and running through the end of the First World War, depict beautiful allegorical representations of the strength and wealth of Italy. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Name That Coin!

Name That Coin!

Here is this week's Test Your Knowledge question! Answer correctly in the comments section and be entered in a drawing to a mystery prize! 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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Pittsfield Bank $20 Color Proof "Santa Claus" Note

Pittsfield Bank $20 Color Proof "Santa Claus" Note

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

As the Christmas holiday is right around the corner we look back at a festive note we had the pleasure to offer in our official auction of the 2014 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. Lot 2111 featured a beautiful "Santa Claus" note from the Pittsfield Bank of Pittsfield, Massachusetts pedigreed to the Peter Mayer Collection Part II

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