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Special Charitable Lot Section, Proceeds Donated to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University

Special Charitable Lot Section, Proceeds Donated to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University

By Melissa Karstedt, Consignment Director & Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the private collection of United States coins assembled over the past four decades by Stephen Winthrop at next week’s New York Americana Sale. Mr. Winthrop decided to liquidate his entire coin collection and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to finding a cure for ALS. We are pleased to join Mr. Winthrop and Harvard University in this philanthropic venture. At the conclusion of the Stephen Winthrop Collection, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present six lots of special products and services for your bidding pleasure.

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Inspiring 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter is a Highlight of The Stephen Winthrop Collection in Our New York Americana Sale

Inspiring 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter is a Highlight of The Stephen Winthrop Collection in Our New York Americana Sale

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

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present The Stephen Winthrop Collection, one of the anchors of our February 2015 Americana Sale. The collection focuses on U.S. type coins and commemoratives, with attention paid to quality. The proceeds of the sale of this collection are being donated to ALS research at Harvard University

Author: Greg Cohen
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Noteworthy Upcoming Rare Currency Auctions

Noteworthy Upcoming Rare Currency Auctions

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

A pair of significant events is on the horizon for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Rare Currency Department. The two auctions, while occurring only a few days apart, will be held at near geographic opposites of the world. 

Author: Matt Quinn
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Rare and Appealing China 1911 Tientsin Pattern ½ Dollar, Ex: ANS Duplicate acquired 1937

Rare and Appealing China 1911 Tientsin Pattern ½ Dollar, Ex: ANS Duplicate acquired 1937

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s highlight from our upcoming April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a stunning pattern Half Dollar from the final months of the Imperial Chinese Government. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in Peking – minted a multitude of coinage types in the later portion of the Empire, in an attempt to unify the currency system of China. 
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I begin a tour through the best-selling numismatic reference of all times, A Guide Book of United States Coins. If you have a copy of this book -- and who doesn’t? -- you can follow me as I go along. I will start in the beginning and continue, if plans materialize, through to the end or close. 

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries makes it easy to help you keep track of the items you are bidding on by texting you notifications when you are outbid?  Click here for instruction on how to set up your account.  Once your account is enabled, you will be notified via text message by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on each lot you’ve been outbid on.  The message will also include the lot number and a link to the auction so you can bid directly from your smartphone! It’s that simple!

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Upcoming Events:  A Warm Welcome to Our Americana Sale

Upcoming Events: A Warm Welcome to Our Americana Sale

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

A Great Numismatic Tradition

For many years our Americana Sales, held in New York City, have set the pace for collectors, dealers, museum curators and others seeking quality coins from colonial issues onward. As we welcome you to this year’s event, we invite you to join us at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction venue on the second floor of the Directors Guild of America building, located at 110 West 57th Street, diagonally opposite our long-time gallery at 123 West 57th. 

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Historically Interesting Moroccan Mitqal

Historically Interesting Moroccan Mitqal

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The weekly iAuctions at Stack’s Bowers Galleries are a great source for collectible coins within a reasonable budget. Every month (closing on the first Sunday of the month) these iAuctions contain world and/or ancient coins, with the inclusion of some notable highlights such as this piece, a Moroccan Mitqal (10 Dirhams) with an interesting historical footnote. 

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