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Strikingly Rare Error Note

Strikingly Rare Error Note

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

We have recently finalized our February Rarities Auction. The lots are now listed online and are available for viewing! From scarce high grade Obsoletes, to high denomination large-size Federal Reserve notes, to rare National Bank notes, we are aiming to have all the currency bases covered. In addition, as Lot #46, we are featuring a very special error note: a Fr. 1960-J 1934d $5/$10 Double Denomination note graded 65PPQ by PCGS Currency.

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Crossing the Block: Selections from the Library of Chateau d’Hauteville

Crossing the Block: Selections from the Library of Chateau d’Hauteville

Including Important Items Relating to the Career of Commanding General of the United States Army Alexander Macomb (1782-1841)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer several items from the recent sale of the extensive holdings of the Swiss noble family Grand d’Hauteville. The family’s holdings were kept at Chateau d’Hauteville, a castle in the municipality of Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Canton Vaud, Switzerland. Included are several important items relating to the career of Alexander Macomb, “The Hero of Plattsburgh,” who in 1828 rose to the position of Commanding General of the United States Army. 
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Lennart Philipson Collection To Be Featured At 2016 NYINC Auction

Lennart Philipson Collection To Be Featured At 2016 NYINC Auction

By Bruce Walker, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish coinage, one of the anchor consignments at our upcoming January 2016 NYINC auction, represents a near lifetime achievement dedicated to the memory of Thor Bäckström, the grandfather of Mr. Philipson. As is so often the case with numismatics, Thor Bäckström’s avid interest in coins served as the inspiration for a collection that eventually blossomed into a comprehensive type set dating from the 16th century forward. 

Author: Bruce Walker
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The Fook Wing Tong Chinese Space Collection

The Fook Wing Tong Chinese Space Collection

Crossing the block as part of the December Hong Kong auction, we are pleased to offer space collectibles from the ‘Shenzhou 1. These items were stored in the cabin of and traveled into space aboard ‘Shenzhou 1’, China’s first space ship in 1999. Returning to the Earth from space, each piece was examined and certified by The People’s Republic of China Beijing Notary Office.” 
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Collection of a Distinguished European Scholar:

Collection of a Distinguished European Scholar:

歐洲著名學者珍藏系列

The Distinguished European Scholar who built this collection of coinage traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia over 40 years ago. As he journeyed he was able to purchase high quality pieces at a time when interest had not developed and prices were very low for these types of coins. With incredible foresight he put together one of the greatest collections ever formed in this collectibles area.

歐洲著名學者在超過40年於歐洲及亞洲地區廣泛遊歷中建立了此套錢幣系列。旅途中,他於當時仍未對錢幣產生興趣下購買了高品質而價格低的錢幣。憑藉令人難以置信的先見之明,他將此套最大的收藏品之一放在一起並形成這一收藏領域。

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The John W. Adams Collection

The John W. Adams Collection

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

More than three decades after the name John W. Adams first appeared on the cover of one of our publications, we are honored to again offer rarities from the collection of this legendary scholar and numismatist. In 1982, Mr. Adams selected Bowers and Ruddy Galleries to offer a unique collection of 1794 cents, a grouping collected with connoisseurship based not only upon condition and rarity, but also each coin’s lengthy and well-documented provenance. 
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Numismatic Treasures from the Cardinal Collection to be Offered as Part of our October 2015 Rarities Auction

Numismatic Treasures from the Cardinal Collection to be Offered as Part of our October 2015 Rarities Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

As a follow-up to our January 2013 Americana and August 2015 Chicago ANA sales, collectors will once again have the pleasure of bidding on and perhaps acquiring treasures from the legendary Cardinal Collection in our upcoming October 2015 Rarities Auction. Propelled to numismatic superstardom by the world record-breaking sale of the 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, the Cardinal Collection once again is the source of prestigious rarities that will delight the numismatic community.  

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Take a tour of the world from ancient and modern times through the numismatic offerings in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official ANA auction.

Take a tour of the world from ancient and modern times through the numismatic offerings in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official ANA auction.

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

As is tradition, the time has come for me to walk you, the world and ancient coin enthusiast through the Stack’s Bowers official auction for the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money. This year, we are proud to present a diverse group of coins and banknotes for your consideration. Among the many consignments you will notice some familiar collection names, including the Demarete Collection, the Q. David Bowers Collection, and the Doug Kaselitz Collection; other collections include the Atteck Family Collection of West Indies Holey Dollars, and the Kramer Collection of Mexican 50 Pesos. Colleagues of mine have already written blogs focusing on specific highlight coins and these will be linked at the bottom of this one for you to refer to.

Author: Greg Cohen
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