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High Grade Federal Type Notes Highlight This Week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction

High Grade Federal Type Notes Highlight This Week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Choice and Gem Uncirculated large size Federal type notes stand out in this week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction. This week's auction features 81 lots of Colonial, Confederate, Large and Small Size Type, and National Currency. 

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The Collector Appreciation Sale

The Collector Appreciation Sale

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins and Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Welcome to our inaugural “Collector Appreciation Sale,” where you will find over 1,400 lots of U.S. Coins, U.S. Paper Money, and World Paper Money valued at over $3 Million dollars!  We offer something for everyone in this first-ever event, from high-end rarities to key date collector coins. There are even brightly toned Morgan dollars, currently one of the hot-spots in the numismatic marketplace. 
Dr. James Mease: Descriptions of Early Coinage

Dr. James Mease: Descriptions of Early Coinage

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Last week I told of James Mease, M.D., of Philadelphia, one of America’s pioneer numismatists who wrote about the Mint in 1811. This week I go into my archives for an article published by us in 1997:

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Splendid Choice Mint State 1803 Small 3 Draped Bust Dollar One of Many October 2014 PNG Auction Highlights

Splendid Choice Mint State 1803 Small 3 Draped Bust Dollar One of Many October 2014 PNG Auction Highlights

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

One clear standout among the many treasures Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering in our upcoming Official Auction at the October 2014 PNG event is a pleasing MS-63 PCGS-certified 1803 Draped Bust dollar with Small 3 date details. The soft gray surfaces display bold lilac, sunset orange, blue, and rose iridescence, and the luster is strong overall. 
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Exceedingly Rare German Weimar Republic Overdate 5 Reichsmark

Exceedingly Rare German Weimar Republic Overdate 5 Reichsmark

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

With the recent close of our Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction in Chicago and the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction, the time has come to begin looking toward our next world coin auction. Held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore this October, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to continue as the official auctioneers for this event. 
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The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 3

The R.L Miles, Jr. Coin Collection, Part 3

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Over the past few weeks I have focused on collector R.L. Miles, Jr. (called by the nickname Skinny) and his evolution from a change sorter into an advanced collector. He used the Guide Books of the 1950s and 1960s to decide which United States gold, silver and copper coins he would collect. In those days this annual reference listed the series as issued and some varieties that could be readily seen with normal eyesight
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