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Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

Welcome to Rarities Night, A Stack’s Bowers Galleries Tradition With the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to Rarities Night 2014! What a great way and what a great day to start our series of auctions for the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. The eyes of the numismatic world will join you as you contemplate our Rarities Night presentation, which this year offers not one but three catalogs. 

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Thoughts on Owning an 1804 Silver Dollar

Thoughts on Owning an 1804 Silver Dollar

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

Fort Worth, Texas, dealer B. Max Mehl had two favorite rarities: the 1913 Liberty Head nickel, which was the focal point of millions of dollars’ worth of advertising for his Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia, and the 1804 silver dollar, the latter called the “King of American Coins.”

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The King of U.S. Coins to Cross the Auction Block at the Stack’s Bowers Official ANA Auction

The King of U.S. Coins to Cross the Auction Block at the Stack’s Bowers Official ANA Auction

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins. Based on the lot description by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus and Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Berg-Garrett Class III 1804 Dollar Highlights Rarities Night

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the “King of U.S. Coins,” during our Rarities Night Session of the Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction on the evening of Wednesday, August 6. This example of the extremely rare 1804 dollar, struck circa 1859, and pedigreed to 1875, will create quite a stir and attract much bidder activity. 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be featuring the 1804 silver dollar from the Garrett Collection in our Official Auction of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money?  This Class III, BB-306 dollar is graded Proof-55 by NGC and will be on display at Table 502 at this week’s Long Beach Coin Expo.

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