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An Impressive Collection of Islamic Kingdoms Gold Coinage can be found in Session D (Internet-Only Session) in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2015 Chicago ANA as lots 33369 to 33452

An Impressive Collection of Islamic Kingdoms Gold Coinage can be found in Session D (Internet-Only Session) in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2015 Chicago ANA as lots 33369 to 33452

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Though the live sessions of the Stack’s Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA Auction close on Friday are still many numismatic opportunities to be found in the Internet-Only Session. Ancient coins, world coins and medals can all be found in the Internet Session D, starting Monday August 17th at 10:00 AM PT. A plethora of hidden treasures can be found here, such as a remarkable collection of Islamic Kingdoms gold coinage.

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Unique and Historically Significant Honorius Solidus Featured as lot #30102 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2015 Chicago ANA

Unique and Historically Significant Honorius Solidus Featured as lot #30102 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2015 Chicago ANA

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The official Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction for the ANA World’s Fair of Money is nearly here, and we have a final ancient coin to preview -- a historically significant piece and a terrific rarity. This piece is deserving of a word not often thrown around in numismatics: unique. The Solidus described here is truly one of a kind. 
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Outstanding Euainetos Decadrachm

Outstanding Euainetos Decadrachm

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

As we look toward the August ANA World’s Fair of Money, we are thrilled to begin highlighting some numismatic treasures we will offer in our official auction. The coin selected for this preview has an exceptional lineage of brilliant numismatic curators. Originally held in the Lawrence R. Stack Collection of Ancient Greek Coins, this piece was subsequently purchased by none other than Q. David Bowers.
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Very Interesting Ostrogoth Solidus Struck in the Name of Justinian I

Very Interesting Ostrogoth Solidus Struck in the Name of Justinian I

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our Stack's Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention live Ancient coin sessions will take place on Friday evening. Once the excitement of the live sessions are over, an array of interesting Ancient coins will be still be avaialble for bidding in our Internet-only session. Today's preview coin, at first glance, appears to be a fairly common gold Solidus of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. Closer examination reveals telling differences in style, and minor variances in the legend. 

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An Overview of the 2015 Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Showcase Auction

An Overview of the 2015 Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Showcase Auction

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

Over the past few weeks, Chris Chatigny, Kyle Ponterio, Kent Ponterio, and I have been giving in-depth looks at highlights from our January NYINC auction in our blog page and in our weekly newsletter. With the sale just a week or so away, we give an overview and mention a few more important items.

Author: Greg Cohen
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Choice Social War Denarius of the Marsic Confederation

Choice Social War Denarius of the Marsic Confederation

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Welcome to 2015! All of us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Today we have just one final ancient coin highlight from our official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which is just a week away. This choice Denarius comes from a turbulent period in the late Roman Republic, the Social War. 
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Historically Significant Aureus of Octavian and Julius Caesar

Historically Significant Aureus of Octavian and Julius Caesar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

This ancient coin highlight from our official auction New York International Numismatic Convention demonstrates the foundation upon which the Julio-Claudian Dynasty would grow. Julius Caesar, quite possibly the most famous individual from Roman history, and his adopted heir, the first true Roman Emperor Augustus adorn this important succession issue
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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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