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A Beautiful Duo: Quarter Eagles of 1796

A Beautiful Duo: Quarter Eagles of 1796

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

The Mint Act of April 2, 1792, provided for various coin denominations from the copper half cent to the $10 gold eagle.  Gold denominations included $2.50 and $5 as well. The first half eagles were delivered by the coiner at the end of July 1795, followed by the first delivery of eagles shortly thereafter. 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know the upcoming sales of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s, will be featured in the April 13, 2015, issue of Forbes magazine.  Check out the online article here and the featured video here.

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First Year of Issue Superb Gem 1796 Dime Finest Known JR-4 Variety

First Year of Issue Superb Gem 1796 Dime Finest Known JR-4 Variety

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Among the highlights of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part 1 scheduled to cross the block on May 19 is a Superb Gem 1796 dime graded MS-66+ by PCGS. There are six known die varieties of this year, of which this JR-4 variety is one of the scarcest.

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Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries was featured on Bloomberg twice within five days?  First we were featured for the D. Brent Pogue Collection we are offering jointly with Sotheby’s. This amazing cabinet is highlighted by the “King of American Coins.” an 1804 silver dollar graded Proof-68, and the 1822 half eagle, the only one in private hands. Bloomberg then featured the Birch cent from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection that Stack’s Bowers is offering in our March 2015 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo next week. Check out the videos! Click here for the D. Brent Pogue Collection segment. Click here for the Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection Birch cent segment.   
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A Great “Surprise” Rarity, Choice Mint State 1794 Half Dollar Finest Known

A Great “Surprise” Rarity, Choice Mint State 1794 Half Dollar Finest Known

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Building a type set of American coinage is a fascinating challenge that has been embarked upon by many people. Such a collection consists of one of each major design minted from 1792 onward. Famous names in this specialty have included Jimmy Hayes and Lelan Rogers, both of whom aspired to acquire the highest quality possible.

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