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The Central States Numismatic Society 75th Anniversary Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society 75th Anniversary Convention

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director and Auctioneer

Next week the Stack’s Bowers team is headed to Schaumberg, Illinois for the 75th Central States Numismatic Society Convention. This year’s show is sold out and has over 250 dealer booths. Once again, it will be held at the Renaissance Schaumberg Convention Center.  The show begins with a “professional preview” Wednesday, April 23, from noon until 6 p.m., and is open to the public Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

 


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Changeover Pairs in United States Currency

Changeover Pairs in United States Currency

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

An interesting niche in paper money collecting is the "changeover pair." Within United States currency a changeover pair is two consecutively numbered notes where there is a change in series date, signature combination, mule plate, or other plate variety (ex. narrow or wide plate). This occurs most often on small size currency with series dates between 1928 and 1935.
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The Value of a Pedigree, Part 3

The Value of a Pedigree, Part 3

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

Stack's and Stack's Bowers Galleries have sold hundreds of collections since 1935, and many owners were well known collectors from the United States as well as all parts of the world. A large number of these collectors did all they could to retain the pedigrees that came with the coins or to do endless hours of research to try and trace pedigrees. As astute collectors, they knew that if they could connect a coin to a previous auction, price list, reference book or article in a numismatic publication, this could stimulate interest in the coin and thereby help increase its market value at the time of sale.

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Tracking Down James Brennan: One Thing Leads to Another

Tracking Down James Brennan: One Thing Leads to Another

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

New Civil War Token Book Edition

Among the pleasant things on my plate is helping John Ostendorf and the Civil War Token Society with the preparation of the 3rd edition of United States Civil War Store Cards. The 2nd edition was published in 1975, nearly two generations ago, and much has been discovered or modified since. The new version, due out later this year, will include more listings, illustrations in full color, biographical notes on the well over 1,000 different merchants who issued such tokens, and more. Attributions are to Fuld numbers as created by Melvin and George Fuld in the early 1960s.

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What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

Here are the answers to last week’s Test Your Knowledge! Did you pass the test? Cooper and Christopher answered correctly on our Facebook page, and they were the lucky winners of Q. David Bowers Book, “Buffalo Coins:  America’s Favorite.” Congratulations! Check back next week for a new numismatic question and check us out on Facebook to win some prizes.

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