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Exceptional Basel 2 Goldgulden

Exceptional Basel 2 Goldgulden

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction to be held by Stack’s Bowers this August in Chicago is rapidly gaining momentum. Aptly named the “World’s Fair of Money,” the August ANA coin show and auction offers a world tour through numismatics. This preview will take you to the canton of Basel in Switzerland. Nestled between the Swiss, French and German borders, Basel is one of the many multi-cultural centers of Switzerland. Basel derives its name from the ancient Greek Basileia, which means “kingship.” 
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Sparkling 1865 Proof-62 Liberty Eagle Rarity

Sparkling 1865 Proof-62 Liberty Eagle Rarity

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

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present an exceptionally rare early Proof Liberty eagle as part of our June 25-27 official auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Graded Proof-62 by NGC, it is one of the few known today from a mintage of just 25 Proof $10 pieces struck that year. There are believed to be approximately a dozen known today according to CoinFacts, although the exact number known is difficult to ascertain, Walter Breen only eight to ten survived. There have been two other auction appearances of this issue in Proof in the last 15 years. 

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The Value of a Pedigree, Part 5

The Value of a Pedigree, Part 5

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

In the late 1960s, after Stack’s was chosen to sell the Adams Family Collection coins, my cousin Norman Stack and I went to Boston and were taken down to the area where the coins were stored. We worked with the curators to select a representative collection that could be retained for display purposes, if so desired, in the halls of the Society.

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2015 Guide Book of United States Coins Available

2015 Guide Book of United States Coins Available

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

If there is one particular event nationwide that is important to the hobby each year it is the annual edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. First published in 1946 with a cover date of 1947, this volume stands today in its 68th edition as the best single source for information on the title subject. Costing just $16.95 the volume offers over 400 pages of information, including tens of thousands of prices, countless color pictures and more. 
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