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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Four

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Four

By Harvey G. Stacks, Co-Founder

In this article I continue to tell of how the United States government’s policies to stop counterfeiting affected Stack’s ability to import and sell an important European coin collection.

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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Three

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Three

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

In the early days after World War II, as counterfeit coins were being made and entering the country, the Secret Service started confiscating and seizing false gold coins found in jewelry shops, pawn shops and even at some coin dealerships.

Author: Harvey Stack
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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Two

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Two

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Counterfeiting happened all over the world after the Second World War. Gold coins were collected here in the United States, even after the Gold Acts of 1933 and 1934 called in gold coins in this country. However, collectible gold coins were exempt from confiscation by federal authorities.  
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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part One

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part One

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred since goods were exchanged for services or other items. If a bag that was supposed to contain wheat, instead was full of another grain or even sand, that was counterfeiting or misrepresenting a product.

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Harvey Stack Remembers The 1940s

Harvey Stack Remembers The 1940s

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

I first became a full-time employee of Stack’s when the firm was located at 12 West 46th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Prior to that I had pitched in part-time at the previous address, 32 West 46th Street, and as a mere youngster I had known our facility at 690 Sixth Street as well.
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Thoughts on Rarity, Part Eleven

Thoughts on Rarity, Part Eleven

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Thoughts on United States Commemorative Coins

Collectors of United States coins have found commemorative coins, primarily half dollars struck to commemorate historical events and important anniversaries in America, an interesting and educational form of collecting.  

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Thoughts on Rarity, Part Ten

Thoughts on Rarity, Part Ten

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The Mint Finds a Hoard of Carson City Morgan Dollars

Earlier I mentioned the Morgan silver dollars that were released from storage during the mid 20th century. To continue that story, during an audit made in 1964 the Mint discovered a hoard of Carson City silver dollars, mostly original bags that were not melted as the result of the Pittman Act of 1918.  

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Thoughts on Rarity, Part Nine

Thoughts on Rarity, Part Nine

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In this article I will continue to discuss how the rarity of Morgan silver dollars was affected by changes in supply and availability. This story is of a hoard of mostly Morgan silver dollars that was discovered in the estate of Lavere Redfield, of Reno, Nevada, who died in 1976.

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