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Kwangtung “Reversed Pattern” 20 Cent Pieces

Kwangtung “Reversed Pattern” 20 Cent Pieces

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio inaugural December Macau Showcase Auction is just two weeks away! For our preview this week we offer two for one — two separate lots that represent two stages in the development of a highly collectible series of Chinese Provincial coinage. Authorization to establish the Kwangtung mint was granted in 1887, implemented by Viceroy Chang Chi-Tung. 
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Denarius of Caligula Honoring his Father Germanicus

Denarius of Caligula Honoring his Father Germanicus

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Caligula, third emperor of Rome and the first Roman emperor to be assassinated, was the great-grandson of both primary adversaries in the Battle of Actium: Marc Antony and Octavian/Augustus. With this lineage and his upbringing in the army camps of his father, it must have come as a great shock to the Roman people when he did little in the way of serious military endeavors.
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Pergamon Tetradrachm & Internet Only Session

Pergamon Tetradrachm & Internet Only Session

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Though our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio live world coin sessions of our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo have ended, there is still time to enter bids for our Internet sessions of ancient coins, world coins and paper money. Be sure to visit this page to see the current offerings. The Internet session ends promptly Tuesday, November 4th at 3PM PT. Our highlight for today is an ancient coin from the region of Mysia, and the prosperous ancient city of Pergamon.
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Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Winter Baltimore Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Banknotes Catalog

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Winter Baltimore Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Banknotes Catalog

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

This past week, the world coin catalog for our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo arrived in the office, and I sat with it for a few hours and enjoyed reviewing the coins and banknotes being offered in the sale. We are proud to offer several important collections including the David Gray Collection; selections from the collections of the Strong, Rochester, New York; and coins from the George Gund III Collection. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Choice Athenian Tetradrachm

Choice Athenian Tetradrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Today we continue our preview of the ancient coins featured in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo with a highly collectible and popular type, an Athenian Tetradrachm. The Golden Age of Athens resulted in this lovely coin, as well as a flourishing of culture that occurred thanks to the playwrights Sophocles and Euripides, the first historians Herodotus and Thucydides, the physician Hippocrates, and the father of Western philosophy, Socrates.
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Choice Thurium Distater

Choice Thurium Distater

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to offer a plethora of lovely ancient coins in our upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. This week’s ancient coin highlight is a toned and attractive Distater from the Greek colony of Thurium, located in the south of Italy, at the “arch” of the boot. This colony was founded by Athenians around 443 B.C. The “Father of History” Herodotus is likely to have been one of the first colonists to settle here, and is credited with the earliest known critical historical work. 
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Rare Vitellius Denarius

Rare Vitellius Denarius

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The first dynasty of the Roman Empire, the Julio-Claudians, came to a dramatic end with the suicide of Nero in A.D. 68. Galba, governor of the majority of Spain, proclaimed himself emperor and marched on Rome. He proved a heavy-handed and incompetent political player, quickly alienating the Emperor’s honor guard, the Praetorians, as well as the Senate. 
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Lovely Aureus of Nero

Lovely Aureus of Nero

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited about our upcoming world and ancient coin auction held in Baltimore in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. In just about a month numismatists and coin dealers from around the nation and beyond will gather to buy, sell and trade. Among the highlights of our ancient coin sale is this lovely Aureus of the Roman emperor Nero. 

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