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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.

Author: Greg Cohen
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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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The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks

By Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger

As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner.  From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular the collection of Ray Czahor.

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The Ray Czahor Collection of Philippines Countermarks

The Ray Czahor Collection of Philippines Countermarks

Meet the Consignor, Ray Czahor

Ray started collecting coins and stamps in the early 1950s. After collecting over 5,500 world stamps, he quickly realized he hadn’t even scratched the surface, and traded all his stamps, albums, and catalogs to a couple for their United States coin collection. To this day, he has maintained his interest in U.S. type sets, Buffalo nickels, Standing Liberty quarters, Walking Liberty halves and U.S. currency.
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Remarkable Dodekadrachm of the Derrones

Remarkable Dodekadrachm of the Derrones

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger & Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, World & Asian Coins

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries next major ancient coin auction, the January New York International Numismatic Convention, is less than a month away! We have a lovely group of ancient coin highlights to preview and this week’s showcase coin (lot 44) is a large sized silver piece (40 grams) produced by the ancient Macedonian Tribes. The Derrones tribe occupied the northern Macedonia region and produced these enormous silver pieces ca. 480-465 B.C. 

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Finest Certified Philippines Manila Overstrike 8 Reales of 1830 (Decree of January 16, 1832) Highlights a Strong Offering of Philippine Coinage

Finest Certified Philippines Manila Overstrike 8 Reales of 1830 (Decree of January 16, 1832) Highlights a Strong Offering of Philippine Coinage

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins. Based on lot description by Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Consignment Director, World Coins

All collectors of Philippines coins will be watching during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention Sale as we present the Ray Czahor Collection of items related to this historic and sometimes overlooked area. The Philippines have a very interesting history, being a colony of the Spanish Crown for two centuries, before being taken over by the United States in 1901. 
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