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Our Upcoming March Baltimore Auction

Our Upcoming March Baltimore Auction

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

As I write these notes I am in the middle of a very enjoyable pursuit: reviewing the panorama of coins, tokens, medals and paper money on deck for our forthcoming auction at theWhitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo in March. If you plan to attend you know the excitement that always prevails. If you have never attended, check your schedule, check the map, and make plans to come to Baltimore. The convention is dynamic with hundreds of dealers in the bourse, wonderful numismatic items in our official auction, and a lot of old-fashioned good times and camaraderie. It is one of my favorite shows and I will certainly be there.
Author: Melissa
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Incredible High Grade Key 1870-CC Eagle

Incredible High Grade Key 1870-CC Eagle

Article compiled by John Salyer, based on coin description written by James Matthews, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director, U.S. Coins

After our incredible January Americana Sale in New York City, which produced the single-highest price ever realized for a rare coin—the amazing $10 million 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar—our upcoming March sale may have a hard act to follow, but a number of exciting rarities are already on tap for that rapidly-approaching event: the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from March 12 through March 15.
Author: Melissa
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Americana Sale Review

Americana Sale Review

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

It is all over but the shouting! A familiar expression, this. I am speaking of the Americana sale held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in New York City from Tuesday, January 22 through Thursday night, January 24. Actually, although shouting continues and the event will echo in the halls of numismatics -- perhaps forever, what with the world’s record $10 million realization for the 1794 silver dollar -- a lot is still going on. Letters, emails, and other messages of congratulations are arriving from all directions, the Americana Sale has inspired a flood of potential sellers to contact our consignment directors, and more nice things have happened.
Author: Melissa
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Stack's Bowers Sets World Record With Sale of 1794 Silver Dollar for $10,016,875!

Stack's Bowers Sets World Record With Sale of 1794 Silver Dollar for $10,016,875!

Highest Price Ever Realized for Any Rare Coin at Auction

Leading rare coin auctioneer Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013, with the sale of the record-setting Cardinal Collection. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, a superb Gem Specimen example, the finest known to exist. This set a new world-record price for any coin. Attended by hundreds of enthusiasts, collectors, investors and dealers, and resulting in nearly $27 million in rare coins crossing the block, the auction of The Cardinal Collection and other important consignments took place as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale.
Author: Melissa
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Christine Karstedt's Exclusive Interview with Martin Logies

Christine Karstedt's Exclusive Interview with Martin Logies

By Christine Karstedt, Executive Vice President

The Cardinal Collection, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Interviews Martin Logies

Christine Karstedt: Martin, you’ve done it again! After completing your collection of early dollars, which we brought to market for you in 2005, it is obvious that you’ve acquired several fabulous individual rarities and a spectacular collection of large cents. When did you start building the current Cardinal Collection and what was the driving force behind these acquisitions?
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The January 2013 Americana Catalogs

The January 2013 Americana Catalogs

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

Welcome to my “walk” through our three catalogs for our Americana sale event in New York City, coming up very quickly. If you have a printed catalog you are holding three impressive publications, bound to be classics in their own time. If you are participating by Internet only, you have the advantage of seeing individual descriptions for each of the pieces (by scrolling down from the pictures) as well as high resolution photographs, the last not possible in a printed catalog. Either way, many nice things await you.
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The Finest Known 1794 Silver Dollar

The Finest Known 1794 Silver Dollar

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

One of the greatest attractions of our January auction sale – indeed, perhaps the key rarity to be auctioned in all of the year 2013 – is the finest known example of the 1794 silver dollar. This piece traces its pedigree to the Amon Carter, Jr. Collection, we (Stack’s) sold a number of years ago, after which it has changed hands on occasion, with the most recent buyer being the owner of the Cardinal Collection. Graded as Specimen-66, it is head and shoulders above any other dollar of this date. Certainly it must have been preserved with care from the very time of mintage.
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