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The First Dragon Dollar of China

The First Dragon Dollar of China

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Today’s preview coin from the upcoming August Hong Kong Showcase Auction bears the effigy of one of the most visually recognized symbols of China, the Asian serpentine Dragon. Many of silver issues produced by the semi-autonomous provinces of China bear this imposing mythical creature, usually shown amidst the clouds, signifying its lofty and powerful nature. The coin described here holds special renown as the first Dragon Dollar of China. 
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Rare Norway Specie Daler

Rare Norway Specie Daler

By Bruce Walker, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction to be held this August is certainly shaping up into a wonderful event. With a wide variety of rare and collectible coins from all around the world there is sure to be something to entice collectors of all specialties. For the Scandinavian collector, we will offer a Rare Norway Specie Daler with significant historical significance. 
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Exquisite 16th Century German Taler from Trier

Exquisite 16th Century German Taler from Trier

By Bruce Walker, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to once again present an official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago this August. The coin previewed today offers an opportunity to peer into the cultural history of 16th century Germany. Struck under Johann von Schönenberg (Archbishop-Elector of Trier) at the height of the Trier witch trials, this coin bears great historical significance.
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Choice Japanese Pattern Junk Dollar

Choice Japanese Pattern Junk Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Today’s preview for the Stack’s Bowers August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is an attractive pattern coin from China, specifically the Republic Era. The popularity of the Sun Yat-sen Junk Boat Dollars is well established, so it is unsurprising that the patterns for this series attract considerable attention. 
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Czechoslovakia Gold Kremnica Mines Set

Czechoslovakia Gold Kremnica Mines Set

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

As we get closer to the Stack’s Bowers auction held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August, we continue to highlight many different world coins, from ancient Syracusan Decadrachms to Russian Platinum and last week’s German silver Talers. Today we feature not just a single gold rarity, but a whole set of expertly crafted Czechoslovakian gold. 

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Mint State Ornamental Edge Kiangnan Dollar

Mint State Ornamental Edge Kiangnan Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger & Numismatist

Stack’s Bowers is excited to continue previewing our upcoming August Hong Kong Showcase Auction. Our sale is rapidly expanding with desirable modern Chinese, collectible Asian numismatics and vintage Chinese rarities. Today we showcase a lovely piece from Kiangnan Province, which originally comprised the Anhwei and Kiangsu provinces, but by the time this piece was minted in 1897 the separation had already occurred. 
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Rare German Pfalz Electoral Taler

Rare German Pfalz Electoral Taler

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers official auction in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago is shaping up to be a massive sale with some choice highlights and interesting rarities. Today we showcase an exquisite German Taler from the Electorate of Pfalz. This type is seldom seen at auction, so this may be the only opportunity available for years to come.

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Rare Yuan Shih-kai Pattern Dollar

Rare Yuan Shih-kai Pattern Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

August is shaping up to be a busy month for Stack’s Bowers. We have our auction held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago as well as our Hong Kong Showcase Auction. This particular Hong Kong auction boasts a multitude of classic Chinese rarities and an incredible variety of modern Chinese pieces. In the coming weeks we will preview highlights from this auction. Today’s preview is a seldom seen Republic Dollar featuring a three-quarter profile of Yuan Shih-kai. 

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