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Name That Coin!

Name That Coin!

Put your numismatic knowledge to the test and if you can name that coin! Check out next week’s eNewsletter for the answer. Can’t wait until next week? Visit Stack’s Bowers Galleries on Facebook or Twitter now for the answer!

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The Beginning of Interest in Collecting American Coins

The Beginning of Interest in Collecting American Coins

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

The other day Jack W., a long time friend and client from California, sent me information from The Coin Collector’s’ Manual, or Guide to the Numismatic Student in the Preparation of a Cabinet of Coins, by H. Noel Humphreys, published in two volumes in London in 1853. On page 536 as part of a discussion of the value and desirability of coins, the issues of North and South America, of course including the United States, occupied just one sentence. Here it is: 

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