By John Salyer, Cataloger & Numismatist, U.S. Coins
Stack's Bowers Galleries will be offering the fabulous Cardinal Collection as a highlight of our upcoming January 2013 New York Americana Sale. The core of the Cardinal Collection comprises two of the most famous silver coin rarities from the earliest years of the United States Mint, as well as a phenomenal collection of large cents that holds No. 1 rankings in multiple categories on both the PCGS and NGC Set Registry listings. Leading the way among the Cardinal Collection large cents is an exceptional 1793 Chain cent of the S-2 die marriage, certified MS-65 BN by PCGS and verified by CAC. The coin is one of only four Gem Mint State Chain cents certified by PCGS, and is high in the Condition Census for both the issue in its entirety and the individual die variety.