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Exceptional German New Guinea 5 Mark

Exceptional German New Guinea 5 Mark

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is eagerly anticipating the ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Chicago this August. This premier venue is the host of our next world and ancient coin and world paper auction, and is an ideal location to cater to diverse numismatic fields. The interesting piece we highlight today is from the short-lived coinage of the German New Guinea colony. 
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Important 1875 Liberty Half Eagle AU-53 (PCGS) CAC

Important 1875 Liberty Half Eagle AU-53 (PCGS) CAC

By James Matthews, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. Coins

The 1875 Liberty half eagle has the lowest mintage of any issue in the Liberty half eagle series, with a scant 200 pieces struck for circulation, surpassing even the 1854-S half eagle mintage of 268 pieces. However, the 1854-S has only three examples known and thus it nudges out the 1875 Philadelphia issue as the rarest date and mint for this popular series. As any experienced collector knows, the original mintage is only a starting point.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries offers Estate Planning services?  Selling is an important part of the collecting process, and planning for and overseeing the sale of property can offer a rewarding sense of closure.

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