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Name That Person!

Name That Person!

Here are the answers to last week’s Test Your Knowledge! Did you pass the test? Paul H. did and he was selected from our NewsMedia page as this week’s winner! He will be receiving one of the latest books written by Q. David Bowers and personally autographed! Stay tuned for the next Test Your Knowledge challenge in next week’s eNewsletter! 

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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Sixteen

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Sixteen

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to the latest installment of my tour through A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2015 edition. This week I start at the bottom of page 47 with the New Yorke in America token. As is true of many if not most colonial and early American related issues, the Guide Book skims the surface and gives basic information. 
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Gem Uncirculated 1933 $10 Silver Certificate to be Featured in the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction

Gem Uncirculated 1933 $10 Silver Certificate to be Featured in the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present our Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo this July 16-19 in Baltimore. Among the many paper highlights is an example of the rare Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ by PMG. The 1933 $10 Silver Certificate is a one-year design type and only 552,000 were printed by the BEP. Around one-third of those were actually released into circulation and shortly thereafter legislation required a change in the redeemable language of the Silver Certificates. 

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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Nine

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Nine

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

After a break to reminisce about the coins in the Pogue Collection, I return to my discussion of teenage collecting. In the earlier parts of this series, I focused on how my generation of Americans collected, through such challenges as the Great Depression and World War II. At the conclusion of Part 8, I was discussing collecting during the 1950s through 1970s and how the rise and fall of Proof sets and other modern issues had affected the hobby during that era.

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The Term "Penny"

The Term "Penny"

Do you have a question about anything numismatic? Want to know what’s going on here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries? If so, send your inquiries to AnswersfortheAvidCollector@StacksBowers.com and get a response to your important questions from our team of experts! 
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New World Records Set at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s D. Brent Pogue Collection Coin Auction

Sale Nets More Than $25 Million for 128 Coins, 1808 Gold Coin Sells for $2.35 Million

Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by auctioneers Stacks Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. A small gold coin from 1808, called a quarter eagle and worth just $2.50 when it was minted, realized $2.35 million, a new world record for any coin of the quarter eagle denomination. 
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The D. Brent Pogue Collection, An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

There have been auctions of American coins conducted in the United States since the decade following the nation’s founding. Even before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792, collectors with an interest in art, geography, and history assembled cabinets of fine specimens, chosen for their rarity, their historical significance, and their state of preservation. 
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Gem Mint State 1807 Quarter Eagle Last Year of Its Type, Finest Graded by PCGS

Gem Mint State 1807 Quarter Eagle Last Year of Its Type, Finest Graded by PCGS

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

In distinction to the other beautiful quarter eagles set to cross the block in Part 1 of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, the 1807 quarter eagle is important for its availability. It is not common, but for the 1796 to 1807 $2.50 coins with stars on the obverse and the Heraldic Eagle reverse, the 1807 is the date most often seen. Accordingly the offered 1807, MS-65 (PCGS), is an opportunity for anyone building a high-quality collection of United States coins by design types.

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