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Finest Known 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent from the Legendary Cardinal Collection to be Featured in Rarities Night of our 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction.

Finest Known 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent from the Legendary Cardinal Collection to be Featured in Rarities Night of our 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

It has been a great pleasure for all of us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer for auction an incredible CAC-Approved, Gem Red 1807/6 Draped Bust cent from the Cardinal Collection. This coin was alluded to in our Did You Know? blog article earlier this month and as Rarities Night of our 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction approaches, bidders will soon be able to share in the excitement!

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Gorgeous 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar to be featured in Rarities Night of our Upcoming 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Gorgeous 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar to be featured in Rarities Night of our Upcoming 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Proceeds to benefit scholarships at Kansas State University

By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby Comstock Lode prompted government officials to push for a federal mint in the area, hoping it would guarantee a steady supply of bullion, increased production figures and sustained profitability. These expectations proved to be misguided. 

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Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured in Rarities Night at our 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction.

Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured in Rarities Night at our 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

While the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia had been striking gold coins since 1795, these quarter eagle, half eagle, and eagle denominations represented a large sum of money and were mostly used in large business transactions. Many were also sent abroad and melted to take advantage of the favorable silver–to-gold ratio. After four decades of this monetary hemorage, the Coinage Act of 1834, passed by Congress on June 27th and signed by President Andrew Jackson on the following day, raised coinage ratios from the antiquated 15:1 to a more relevant 16:1 silver-to-gold composition, effectively eliminating the advantages of exporting U.S. gold coins. 

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Important Mint State 1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime To Be Showcased in our Upcoming 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction.

Important Mint State 1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime To Be Showcased in our Upcoming 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger. Based on the lot description by Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger.

The Carson City, or “CC”, mintmark evokes nostalgia in the hearts of most collectors. Due to the limited production figures and the association with the “Wild West,” coins produced by this facility are often more desired and treasured than their Philadelphia, or even other branch mint, peers. 

Remarkable Choice AU 1839-D $2.50 to be offered as part of the Georgia Peach Collection in our 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Remarkable Choice AU 1839-D $2.50 to be offered as part of the Georgia Peach Collection in our 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The very desirable 1839-D Classic Head quarter eagle represents both the inaugural production of quarter eagles at the Dahlonega Mint and also the terminal year of the Classic Head design type for the denomination. The discovery of gold deposits across the Mid-Atlantic States in the early 19th century created a surplus of bullion that needed to find its way into the nation’s economy. The Philadelphia Mint soon became overwhelmed by the coinage demands coming from southern sources, spurring the Act of March 3, 1835, that authorized the erection of branch mints at Charlotte, North Carolina, Dahlonega, Georgia, and New Orleans, Louisiana.  
 

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Superb Gem 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar to be Featured in our Upcoming July 2015 Baltimore Auction

Superb Gem 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar to be Featured in our Upcoming July 2015 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

1921 was certainly a transitional, if not experimental, year for U.S. coinage. Three separate commemorative silver half dollars were produced to celebrate the Pilgrim Tercentenary, the Missouri Centennial, and the Alabama Centennial. Among the circulating issues, lower-mintages were seen from most branch mints, affecting the Buffalo nickel and Mercury dime series, with even a Philadelphia deficit apparent to the Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar productions. 
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Choice Mint State Liberty Cap Cent from the Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection to be Featured in our July 2015 Baltimore Auction

Choice Mint State Liberty Cap Cent from the Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection to be Featured in our July 2015 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The fabulous Twin Leaf Collection offered in our July Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore features an unparalleled assortment of Middle and Late Date U.S. large cents. Complementing this virtually complete assemblage of cents from 1817 to 1857 is a stunning Mint State survivor dating back to the second full year of production at the U.S. Mint, 1794.  
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Amazing Condition Census Gem Uncirculated 1807 Capped Bust Half Dollar From the Kaselitz Collection Highlights Our July 2015 Baltimore Sale

Amazing Condition Census Gem Uncirculated 1807 Capped Bust Half Dollar From the Kaselitz Collection Highlights Our July 2015 Baltimore Sale

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

A gorgeous Gem Mint State 1807 Capped Bust half dollar called MS-65+ by PCGS and approved by CAC is one of numerous highlights to be offered this July in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo in Baltimore. This attractively toned and boldly lustrous Gem half dollar from the first year of the design type is not only one of the finest examples of the date and Overton-113 variety certified by PCGS, it is also one of the finest of the type certified by that firm. 
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