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Sparkling 1865 Proof-62 Liberty Eagle Rarity

Sparkling 1865 Proof-62 Liberty Eagle Rarity

By James Matthews, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present an exceptionally rare early Proof Liberty eagle as part of our June 25-27 official auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Graded Proof-62 by NGC, it is one of the few known today from a mintage of just 25 Proof $10 pieces struck that year. There are believed to be approximately a dozen known today according to CoinFacts, although the exact number known is difficult to ascertain, Walter Breen only eight to ten survived. There have been two other auction appearances of this issue in Proof in the last 15 years. 

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The Tradition of Handling The Greatest of The Great Collections

The Tradition of Handling The Greatest of The Great Collections

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

Welcome to my weekly comments. As I contemplate what to write about I cannot help but think of our tradition of handling the greatest of the great collections in the past. While inexpensive Morgan dollars, scarce Lincoln cents, interesting tokens, modern Mint issues and the like make up a large part of the numismatic hobby, it is the great rarities and landmark collections that attract the most attention and linger longest in one’s mind.
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The Famous "Little Princess" 1841 Liberty Quarter Eagle

The Famous "Little Princess" 1841 Liberty Quarter Eagle

By James Matthews, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. Coins

One of Perhaps 15 Examples Known; First Time Offering in PCGS-Certified Non-Proof Format

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to offer at auction the first example of the famous 1841 “Little Princess” Liberty quarter eagle certified in non-Proof format as lot 4266 in our upcoming March Baltimore Auction. For generations the rarity of the 1841 quarter eagle has been known and studied, and its popularity has been firmly established for more than 100 years. Rarely seen or offered, the 1841 "Little Princess" has earned its way into the hearts of numismatists for its rarity and desirability.
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