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Key Dates?

Key Dates?

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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Name That Coin!

Name That Coin!

Put your numismatic knowledge to the test and if you can name that coin! Check out next week’s eNewsletter for the answer. Can’t wait until next week? Visit Stack’s Bowers on Facebook or Twitter now for the answer!

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Numismatics and Philanthropy, Part 5

Numismatics and Philanthropy, Part 5

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

The Robison Collection, which I have be discussing for the past few weeks was one of the more complete collections of United States gold, silver and copper. Stack's offered it at public auction in late 1979 and in 1982. The proceeds from each of these sales benefitted athletics and education in various institutions of learning. The coins were sold for the benefit of Cornell University, Brown University, Rensselaer Polytechnic, and Russell Sage College. 

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Exceptional Korean Openwork Double Happiness Chatelaine With Attached Ribbons

Exceptional Korean Openwork Double Happiness Chatelaine With Attached Ribbons

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to offer The Craig Collection of Korean Chatelaines and Charms in our upcoming April 2014 Hong Kong Showcase Auction. Exhibited here is the flagship piece of the collection, an impressive, ornate and colorful Chatelaine. These items are believed to be gifts given to brides on their wedding days, and contain charms, amulets, and coins to offer protection and good luck. 

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries gives away prizes every week on its Facebook page?  Become our friend at: https://www.facebook.com/stacks.bowers to keep up with the latest happenings at Stack’s Bowers Galleries and have a chance to win some fun numismatic prizes!

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How About a Type Set of Small Cents From 1857 to Date?

How About a Type Set of Small Cents From 1857 to Date?

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

Small cents, first coined for circulation with the 1857 Flying Eagle, have been produced continuously ever since. Today there are hundreds of different dates and mintmarks over that span. If you are a fan of certified coins, even having one of every date and mintmark since the introduction of the Memorial Reverse Lincoln cent in 1959 would require a wheelbarrow to move them around! While building a set of dates and mintmarks is interesting to do, a pleasing and quite affordable alternative is to build a type set. This would consist of the following issues:

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