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The Long Beach Coin Expo, Preview The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I

The Long Beach Coin Expo, Preview The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be headed to the Long Beach Coin Expo next week! Before the show begins, our team will be busy buying and selling coins and currency in our private trading suite, room 104-B of the convention center, Tuesday, January 27 from 10 AM – 5 PM, and Wednesday, January 28, from 9 AM – Noon. The show opens for set-up Wednesday afternoon,  and will be open to the public Thursday, January 29 at 10 AM through Saturday, January 31. For specific show details visit the official show website at LongBeachExpo.comCome by Table 502 for a special preview of The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, and other important highlights from the collection. Nearly without exception, each coin in the collection is Condition Census or, in many instances, the single finest example ever graded! 

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Colonial History Linked with Four Indian Peace Medals Being Offered in Our February New York Americana Sale

Colonial History Linked with Four Indian Peace Medals Being Offered in Our February New York Americana Sale

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins, Based on the Catalog Description by John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Indian Peace medals are a true tangible link to the history and politics surrounding the relations between the Native American tribes and the governing bodies who made treaties with those tribes. The tradition of awarding medals to important Native Americans began in colonial times, and continued through to 1890. Most collectors are familiar with the silver and bronze medals issued by United States presidents from Washington through Hayes, as these appear on the market with some frequency. 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know the Stack’s Bowers Galleries February Americana Showcase Auction featuring The Stephen Winthrop Collection is now online? Visit StacksBowers.com and click on Browse Auctions to view the entire sale and enter presale bids. The Stephen Winthrop Collection kicks off Session Three. The proceeds from this collection will be donated to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University.  If you wish to make a gift directly to Stephen Winthrop’s fund, click here for more information.

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Rare Confederate T-27 1861 $10 to Be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March Currency Auction

Rare Confederate T-27 1861 $10 to Be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A rare 1861 Confederate T-27 $10 note will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo March 26-29. T-27s are among the great Confederate type notes that make up the “Big Six” of a complete Confederate type set; meaning the six rarest type notes including the Montgomery’s (T-1 through T-4), T-27 and its sheet mate T-35. 

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“Drums Along The Mohawk”

“Drums Along The Mohawk”

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

When I first encountered this installment’s Exonumia Corner item, the words that immediately popped to mind were "Drums Along The Mohawk," a classic 1939 black and white movie starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert, based on the novel of the same name by Walter D. Edmonds. The movie was a childhood favorite of mine in the 1950s, and nearly every time it came on television—depending, of course, on whether the weather was good enough to play outside—I would sit cross-legged on the living room floor and watch the adventure unfold. 

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Choice Yuan Shih-kai Flying Dragon Gold Dollar

Choice Yuan Shih-kai Flying Dragon Gold Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

With the dust settling from our inaugural auction of 2015, the New York International Numismatic Convention, we begin looking ahead to exciting auctions slated for 2015. Our next world coin auction event is our Hong Kong Showcase Auction held March 30 through April 1, and there is still time to consign to this auction event. 

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The Incredible Collections of Reed Hawn, Part  8

The Incredible Collections of Reed Hawn, Part 8

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

The name of Reed Hawn has become legendary. Collectors were amazed that during his life he was able to amass a fine collection, sell it, and then start all over again with the goal of outdoing what he had accomplished before. In this part of the story I will continue reviewing the collection he built in the 20 years after he sold his primary collection through Stack’s in 1973. 

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Our Upcoming iAuction #3517 Features a Splendid Gem Cameo Proof 1901 Quarter Eagle

Our Upcoming iAuction #3517 Features a Splendid Gem Cameo Proof 1901 Quarter Eagle

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

A truly gorgeous NGC-certified Ultra Cameo Proof from the first year of the 20th century is one of the numerous highlights in our upcoming iAuction event. The 1901 Proof quarter eagle, one of 223 Proofs reported in the Guide Book, represents the high water mark of Proof production in the Liberty quarter eagle series. 
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