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Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

Exceptional Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention Auction is now online, and here we preview lot 68, an Archaic Athenian Tetradrachm. This lovely coin is among the first coinage struck during the “Classical Age” of Athenian history, beginning just after Cleisthenes helped to establish the famous Athenian Democracy.
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Remarkable Dodekadrachm of the Derrones

Remarkable Dodekadrachm of the Derrones

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger & Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, World & Asian Coins

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries next major ancient coin auction, the January New York International Numismatic Convention, is less than a month away! We have a lovely group of ancient coin highlights to preview and this week’s showcase coin (lot 44) is a large sized silver piece (40 grams) produced by the ancient Macedonian Tribes. The Derrones tribe occupied the northern Macedonia region and produced these enormous silver pieces ca. 480-465 B.C. 

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A World Coin Quiz

A World Coin Quiz

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week we offer a quiz with questions about coins that are not from the United States
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Very Rare Winged Deer Electrum Stater

Very Rare Winged Deer Electrum Stater

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

All of us here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries hope you had a nice holiday weekend! We are already looking forward to our next major auction event, our official auction at the New York International Numismatic Convention. It will be an exciting sale, so stay tuned for previews between now and the start of the auction on January 9th. Today’s preview comes to us from the ancient trade city of Cyzicus. Located in the Mysia region, which is found on the northwest coast of Anatolia, Cyzicus was ideally situated between the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus.
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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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