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Michigan National Banknotes Featured in this Month’s Stacks Bowers iAuction

Michigan National Banknotes Featured in this Month’s Stacks Bowers iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Among the nearly 60 lots of U.S. currency featured in this month’s Stack’s Bowers Galleries iAuction are nine lots of National banknotes from the state of Michigan. Among those lots is a scarce 1902 $10 Red Seal from the National City Bank of Grand Rapids, Charter # 3293. The note, graded Fine 12 by PMG, is one of three such $10 Red Seals known on the bank. The overprint remains a bold cherry red despite the level of circulation. The note, which is lot 21063 in the auction, carries an estimate of $375 to $575. 

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German City-State of Lübeck 1625 Taler

German City-State of Lübeck 1625 Taler

By Bruce A. Walker, World Coin Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers monthly iAuction offers a terrific opportunity to add choice material to any collection, at what is often a very attractive closing bid. The eclectic offerings insure there is always something of interest for every collector. Be sure you don’t miss out! This month’s featured iAuction coin hails from Germany -- the city-state of Lübeck to be precise. It is a 1625 Taler, which was also known as a 32 Shilling piece.  Like all Talers from the era, the coin has a great iconic design, with much detail to be explored upon closer examination.  

Author: Bruce Walker
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Siege of Tournai 2 Sols

Siege of Tournai 2 Sols

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

The iAuctions here at Stack’s Bowers are a great source for collectible coins within a reasonable budget and contain World and/or Ancient coins, with the inclusion of some notable highlights. One such highlight is this coin issued by the Spanish-controlled Netherlands, a copper 2 Sols. During the War of Spanish Succession, Europe and its colonial holdings erupted into conflict following the death of Charles II of the Habsburg Dynasty in 1700. 
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Perfect MS-70 MMIX Ultra High Relief

Perfect MS-70 MMIX Ultra High Relief

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

This week, we focus on a perfect NGC-certified, MS-70 example of the 2009 Ultra High Relief. This one-year issue was a recreation of one of Saint-Gauden’s original concepts for his famous 1907 issue. Struck on a smaller diameter, but thicker planchet, this coin weighs a full ounce of gold, with the intricate details struck up in ultra high relief, as were the sculptor’s original intentions. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Definitely Not Your Everyday Morgan Dollar Off-Center 1921-D Morgan Dollar Highlights iAuction #3530

Definitely Not Your Everyday Morgan Dollar Off-Center 1921-D Morgan Dollar Highlights iAuction #3530

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

For as long as there have been coins – more than 2,500 years -- there have been error coins as well. In modern times collecting error coins has become a big time pursuit of countless collectors right here in the U.S.A. Our upcoming iAuction #3530 offers an error coin that will meet with bold bidding activity as sure as the day is long. 
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1928 $1 Legal Tender Star Note Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Currency iAuction

1928 $1 Legal Tender Star Note Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Currency iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

This month’s Stack’s Bowers Currency iAuction will feature a rare Fr. 1500* 1928 $1 Legal Tender Star Note. Just over 30 examples of this small size replacement note are known making it one of the keys to a small size star collection. While an exact print run is unknown likely fewer than 100,000 of these stars were printed and issued. 

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Choice Mint State 1928-S Half Dollar in Our Upcoming iAuction Sale #3529

Choice Mint State 1928-S Half Dollar in Our Upcoming iAuction Sale #3529

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

We are pleased to offer a lustrous smoky golden-gray example of the 1928-S half dollar, only half dollar issue of the year struck – the presses at Philadelphia and Denver struck no half dollars in that year. Usually available in well-worn circulated grades or the low end of the Mint State scale, the 1928-S takes on semi-key status at MS-63 or finer in all the current pricing guides. 
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Rare Choice Mint State 1865 Double Eagle

Rare Choice Mint State 1865 Double Eagle

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

One hundred and fifty years ago, this week, the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Lt. General U.S. Grant drove the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia out of their trenches in Petersburg and the Appomattox campaign began. On April 9, 1865, at the McLean house in Appomattox Courthouse, VA, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant, effectively ending the Civil War in Virginia after four years of bitter, bloody campaigning. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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