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Classic 1802 Half Dime Rarity, No Finer Example Known

Classic 1802 Half Dime Rarity, No Finer Example Known

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

The D. Brent Pogue Collection 1802 half dime, AU-50 (PCGS), is one of the more recent additions to this remarkable cabinet. It traces its provenance to Eugene H. Gardner, a well-known figure in the field of securities and finance.

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An Historical Choice EF 1793 Wreath Cent with a Sky-High Tale to Tell Carried Aboard Gemini VII for 206 Orbits of the Earth in 1965

An Historical Choice EF 1793 Wreath Cent with a Sky-High Tale to Tell Carried Aboard Gemini VII for 206 Orbits of the Earth in 1965

By Frank VanValen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins. Based on the catalog description by Benjamin Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

Alongside our remarkable offering of Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Collection in New York City on May 19, 2015, there will be another sale of remarkable numismatic items. This “piggy-back” sale will contain numerous rare and important coins, all chosen to bask in the excitement surrounding the Pogue Collection sale. Among the offerings will be a truly unique 1793 Wreath cent of the Sheldon-9 variety. 
“Judgment Day at the 2015 Portland, Oregon Spring ANA”

“Judgment Day at the 2015 Portland, Oregon Spring ANA”

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

I recently flew out to the ANA Mid-Winter National Money Show Convention, held this year in Portland, Oregon, on March 5, 6, and 7. I stayed with my daughter, Jenna, and her fiancé, Jason, in Vancouver, Washington, right across the Columbia River from Portland. I am an accredited ANA Exhibits Judge, and among other fun things, that’s what I did while in Portland. 

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The Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Anniversary Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Anniversary Convention

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Next week the Stack’s Bowers team is headed to Schaumburg, Illinois for the 76th Central States Numismatic Society Convention. Once again, it will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.  The show begins with a “professional preview” Wednesday, April 22, from noon until 6 p.m., and is open to the public Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

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Upcoming Spring Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Upcoming Spring Maastricht Paper Money Fair

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The World Currency department at Stack’s Bowers Galleries is eagerly anticipating the most well attended World Banknote show of the year, the Maastricht Spring Paper Money Fair taking place April 24th to the 26th. We always enjoy conversing with collectors and dealers in the beautiful small town of Valkenburg.
Author: Matt Quinn
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Twelve

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Twelve

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I continue my “tour” through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins, now starting with page 41. This week’s subject is William Wood, an English entrepreneur who in 1722 obtained a patent or franchise from King George I to make tokens to be distributed in Ireland and in America. 
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Stunning French Indo-China Piastre

Stunning French Indo-China Piastre

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

These coins were produced for sale at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 (Paris World's Fair) and had a mintage of 100 pieces. The Exposition Universelle remains one of the best known World's Fairs for its iconic entrance arch; the Eiffel Tower (which was not entirely completed but still open to the public). 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries just received the Editor’s Choice award for numismatic literature from CoinWeek for our auction catalog of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I? Check out the CoinWeek article here and download this historic catalog for free here.

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