By Bruce Roland Hagen, Senior Research Numismatist
August is traditionally the month of vacations for many people. Often, numismatic activities are placed to the wayside for the beach, golf, and other outdoor leisure activities. However, August was a dynamic month for us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries on multiple fronts. We conducted electrifying auction sales at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia and in Hong Kong, and we re-opened our retail gallery at our venerable location at 123 West 57th Street, New York City. The tan and brown Stack’s awning returned and the polished brass sign was spiffed up to be in character with the landmarked shopping district. Fifty Seventh Street boasts luminaries such as Tiffany, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, FAO Schwartz and many others that are just a stone’s throw away. The traditional met the 21st century as we rolled out our new Gold to Go ATM to a ribbon cutting by Harvey Stack, Spectrum Chairman Greg Roberts and Olympic gold medalist Brendan Hansen.