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Choice About Uncirculated No Arrows, Open 3 Liberty Seated Half to be Featured in Our Upcoming July 2015 Baltimore Auction

Choice About Uncirculated No Arrows, Open 3 Liberty Seated Half to be Featured in Our Upcoming July 2015 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist

Among the numismatic treasures crossing the auction block in our upcoming July 2015 Baltimore sale is an exceptional No Arrows, Open 3 1873 Liberty Seated half dollar which is sure to be exciting for half dollar and U.S. type specialists alike! 1873 represents a significant, transitional year in the design of our nation’s silver coinage, in some cases echoing some of the alterations that took place exactly two decades earlier. The Close 3 logotype used in the date across all denominations was deemed to be easily confused for an “8” by Chief Coiner A. Loudon Snowden, eliciting a change to the Open 3 style early in production.

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Among Finest Known Gem Satin Proof 1909 Indian Eagle Rarity Highlights Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Auction Event

Among Finest Known Gem Satin Proof 1909 Indian Eagle Rarity Highlights Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Auction Event

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

Many of America’s finest coins will appear in our upcoming New York City Rarities Auction, held in conjunction with Sotheby’s the day following our sale of Part I of the incredible D. Brent Pogue Collection. The 1909 Satin Proof eagle in the sale, from the design type by Augustus Saint-Gaudens struck 1907 through 1933, is a rare bird indeed. 
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Exceptional Gem Uncirculated 1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar Highlights Our July 2015 Baltimore Rarities Night Sale

Exceptional Gem Uncirculated 1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar Highlights Our July 2015 Baltimore Rarities Night Sale

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

An exceptional Gem Mint State 1807 Draped Bust half dollar from the final year of the design type will shine brightly this July in Baltimore when our Rarities Night event gets underway. This satiny pearlescent gray beauty features a strong strike for the type and excellent overall physical and aesthetic charm. 
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Choice Uncirculated 1865-S Double Eagle from the S.S. Brother Jonathan Treasure to be Offered in Our Upcoming May 2015 Rarities Auction

Choice Uncirculated 1865-S Double Eagle from the S.S. Brother Jonathan Treasure to be Offered in Our Upcoming May 2015 Rarities Auction

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

A gorgeous MS-64 NGC-certified 1865-S double eagle recovered from the depths of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California is one of many great highlights offered in our May 20, 2015, New York City Rarities Auction. The coin was aboard the S.S. Brother Jonathan when it went down off shore of Crescent City, California in a storm on July 30, 1865.
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Gem Proof Bronze 1855 Flying Eagle Pattern Cent Rarity Flying High In Our July 2015 Baltimore Rarities Night Sale

Gem Proof Bronze 1855 Flying Eagle Pattern Cent Rarity Flying High In Our July 2015 Baltimore Rarities Night Sale

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

A simply amazing Gem Proof 1855 Flying Eagle cent pattern, the finest certified of its variety by any major grading service, will highlight our July 2015 Rarities Night sale in Baltimore, Maryland. This gorgeous pattern cent is larger than the small cents issued in 1856 and later, and is a near copy of the Flying Eagle cent patterns of the preceding year, 1854, though the reverse wreath differs slightly. 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering the finest certified MCMVII Ultra High Relief double eagle in our Rarities Auction in conjunction with Sotheby’s on May 20, 2015, in New York?  This design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is often considered the most beautiful ever struck by the U.S. Mint. The example in our Rarities Auction is graded by PCGS as Proof-69. The historical importance of this classic type cannot be overstated and whenever an example is offered in auction, it creates excitement among numismatists. Read more here.     

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Probable Finest Known 1873-S Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

Probable Finest Known 1873-S Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

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

Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is revised. The latter is the case for this 1873-S eagle, found in Europe in March, and now the finest certified example and quite possibly is the finest known.

Author: Greg Cohen
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Amazingly Rare Gem Matte Proof 1922 Peace Dollar Headlines Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Sale Fewer Than A Dozen Traced

Amazingly Rare Gem Matte Proof 1922 Peace Dollar Headlines Our May 2015 New York City Rarities Sale Fewer Than A Dozen Traced

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins. Based on the lot description by Jeff Ambio, Vice President of Numismatics and Auction Production

A spectacular PCGS-certified 1922 Matte Proof-66 Peace dollar, one of fewer than a dozen traced with any certainty, will be among the many highlights in our May 20, 2015, Rarities Sale, to be held in conjunction with our offering of Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Collection in New York City. 

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