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Welcome to the U.S. Coin Sessions of the Winter 2014 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo

Welcome to the U.S. Coin Sessions of the Winter 2014 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

On behalf of the entire Stack’s Bowers Galleries team I welcome you to Baltimore, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, and our official auction event. The first catalog featuring U.S. coins and exonumia, and highlighting the George Gund III and The Strong collections. Our Rarities Night Auction, also featuring items from The Strong Collection, will be held on Thursday evening and will be presented in a separate catalog.

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Welcome to The Rarities Night Auction of the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to The Rarities Night Auction of the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Always a Magnet

Rarities Night and its antecedents have been a tradition with us for many years. It’s several hours of bidding activity that features the finest of the fine, the rarest of the rare — or close, perhaps the numismatic equivalent of a concours d’elegance. These special auction events are always a magnet and attract attention from far and wide. 
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Your Personal Invitation to the PNG New York Invitational

Your Personal Invitation to the PNG New York Invitational

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to partner with one of the most prestigious organizations in all of numismatics to host our Official Auction of the New York PNG Invitational.  We hope you will be our guest at the show hosted at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, from October 9-11. Simply click the "Read More" link below, print out the invitation, present it at show registration and you can attend the show with our compliments (the cost is $10 to enter the show without this invitation). 

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Welcome to the First PNG New York Show!

Welcome to the First PNG New York Show!

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Presents the Milt Tretiak Collection and Other Properties

Publicity for this, the newest Professional Numismatists Guild event, bills it as a “premier” show—which, no doubt, it will be. It is also, for sure, the premiere or first show of its kind. From October 9 to 11 there will be exciting auction activity, a bourse with some of the nation’s leading dealers, and a lot of fun and camaraderie. 
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Stack’s Sells the Dr. Conway A. Bolt Collection in 1966, Part 1

Stack’s Sells the Dr. Conway A. Bolt Collection in 1966, Part 1

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

During the later half of the 20th century Stack's was awarded many major collections for sale at Public Auction. One of the major collections sold in 1966 was the great collection formed by Dr. Conway A. Bolt. Dr. Bolt was devoted to numismatics and pursued his collection of coins enthusiastically. He celebrated his 50th anniversary in the hobby shortly before his collection was offered at public auction. 

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Make Plans to Attend Our October 2014 PNG Auction

Make Plans to Attend Our October 2014 PNG Auction

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to partner with one of the most prestigious organizations in all of numismatics to host our Official Auction of the New York PNG Invitational.  Our sale will take place October 8 to 11, 2014, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, in New York City.  

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Coin Quiz from Coin Collector #49, December 16, 1996: What Can The Date Be?

Coin Quiz from Coin Collector #49, December 16, 1996: What Can The Date Be?

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

There are many instances in American numismatics in which a coin can be viewed from the reverse (or dateless side) and because the reverse is so distinctive, the obverse date can be determined -- that is if you have a good knowledge of die varieties and types.

Here I will give clues concerning five (well, six with the bonus question) different United States coins that can be identified by their reverses. See how many you can get.

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Scarce Choice AU 1861 Three-Dollar Gold Highlights Our Upcoming iAuction Event

Scarce Choice AU 1861 Three-Dollar Gold Highlights Our Upcoming iAuction Event

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

By now many clients have participated in one or more of our iAuction events, and small wonder. These popular Internet-only sales offer many great items for collectors to bid on. A case in point is this week’s highlight, a sparkling deep orange-gold AU-58 1861 three-dollar gold piece in a PCGS holder with the CAC “green bean” sticker of approval. 
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