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The Desh Family Collection

The Desh Family Collection

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

Offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo is the Desh Family Collection. The collection was assembled from the 1940s to the 1960s by a midwestern dry goods merchant and grocer, and includes interesting groupings of coins, mostly from the 1800s. 
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The Dr. Donald Gutfreund Collection of U.S. Coins and Banknotes

The Dr. Donald Gutfreund Collection of U.S. Coins and Banknotes

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins and Scott Reiter, Executive Director of Consignments

One of the most exhilarating parts of being a consignment director is meeting with all sorts of collectors, all over the country whose passion and interest are evident by the quality of the coins in their collections. One of these collectors is Dr. Donald Gutfreund, who in the 1970s assembled a lovely collection of Morgan and Peace dollars, Proof Liberty nickels, type coins, and assorted currency. 
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Welcome to the Official Auction of the National Money Show

Welcome to the Official Auction of the National Money Show

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to Portland

Portland, Oregon will be a magnet early in March as collectors, dealers, and others converge to participate in and enjoy the latest National Money Show. Our auction will be a dynamic part of several days filled with interesting events, including talks, seminars and workshops.

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Special Charitable Lot Section, Proceeds Donated to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University

Special Charitable Lot Section, Proceeds Donated to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the private collection of United States coins assembled over the past four decades by Stephen Winthrop at next week’s New York Americana Sale. Mr. Winthrop decided to liquidate his entire coin collection and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to finding a cure for ALS. We are pleased to join Mr. Winthrop and Harvard University in this philanthropic venture. At the conclusion of the Stephen Winthrop Collection, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present six lots of special products and services for your bidding pleasure.

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Colonial History Linked with Four Indian Peace Medals Being Offered in Our February New York Americana Sale

Colonial History Linked with Four Indian Peace Medals Being Offered in Our February New York Americana Sale

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins, Based on the Catalog Description by John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Indian Peace medals are a true tangible link to the history and politics surrounding the relations between the Native American tribes and the governing bodies who made treaties with those tribes. The tradition of awarding medals to important Native Americans began in colonial times, and continued through to 1890. Most collectors are familiar with the silver and bronze medals issued by United States presidents from Washington through Hayes, as these appear on the market with some frequency. 
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Meet the Consignor, Stephen Winthrop

Meet the Consignor, Stephen Winthrop

Stephen Winthrop’s Story

Stephen Winthrop grew up in a comfortable and happy life, the youngest of eight children in the middle of New York City. Both of his parents were from Massachusetts, with many branches of their family trees reaching deep into the earliest years of the New Amsterdam and New England colonies (Stephen’s male ancestral line traces directly to John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony). Growing up in Manhattan, 

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An Overview of the 2015 Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Showcase Auction

An Overview of the 2015 Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Showcase Auction

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

Over the past few weeks, Chris Chatigny, Kyle Ponterio, Kent Ponterio, and I have been giving in-depth looks at highlights from our January NYINC auction in our blog page and in our weekly newsletter. With the sale just a week or so away, we give an overview and mention a few more important items.

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Choice Social War Denarius of the Marsic Confederation

Choice Social War Denarius of the Marsic Confederation

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Welcome to 2015! All of us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Today we have just one final ancient coin highlight from our official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which is just a week away. This choice Denarius comes from a turbulent period in the late Roman Republic, the Social War. 
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