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Session A Highlight and Internet Session Preview for the April 2014 Hong Kong Auction

Session A Highlight and Internet Session Preview for the April 2014 Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The live sessions of our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2014 Hong Kong Showcase Auction are completed. Suffice it to say that we experienced a tremendous turnout with two days of intensive live bidding sessions. However, there is still time to bid in this remarkable sale. The Internet Session for Asian and World Coins, Session D, runs now through Tuesday, April 8, and ends promptly at 8 p.m. PT. A large variety of coins comprise this session and many hidden treasures await the diligent bidder!

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Rare 1936 Gold Nobel Peace Prize Medal Captures a Record Price — Competitive Bidding Creates a Million Dollar Medal

Rare 1936 Gold Nobel Peace Prize Medal Captures a Record Price — Competitive Bidding Creates a Million Dollar Medal

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins; Based on the lot description by John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

The 1936 Nobel Peace Prize sold to a private collector in Asia for $1.16 million — a figure that far surpassed the expected final sale. The medal was just one of the highlights from the Stack's Bowers Galleries sale of The Charles A. Wharton Collection of historical medals that attracted global attention from experienced collectors and first-time bidders at the March 2014 Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman & Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo.

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White Plains, CICF, Central States: A Busy Month for Stack’s Bowers Galleries

White Plains, CICF, Central States: A Busy Month for Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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

April begins with a bang as we close the final sessions of our Baltimore and Hong Kong sales. Fresh off these important events, we will be traveling to coin shows to meet with collectors and dealers to buy and sell, as well as accept consignments for our upcoming auction sales.
Author: Greg Cohen
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Baltimore March Auction Prices Realized

Baltimore March Auction Prices Realized

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Large size Federal type notes were the stars in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March Baltimore auction, with condition rarity PCGS graded notes leading the way. Two top pop notes were the top performers. A Fr. 300 1891 $10 Silver Certificate, graded PCGS Superb Gem New 68 PPQ, realized an impressive $70,500. A stunning Fr. 1215 1922 $100 Gold Certificate, graded Superb Gem New 67 PPQ, also realized $70,500.

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U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles Book Review

U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles Book Review

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

The following review was written by Doug Nyholm and printed in the April 2014 issue of The Mint Master, newsletter of the Utah Numismatic Society.

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The Value of a Pedigree, Part 1

The Value of a Pedigree, Part 1

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

One of the many questions I am asked is: "Why is having the pedigree of rare coins and currency you sell important?" The pedigrees of numismatic items, works of art, jewelry, or other collectibles are valuable assets. They can record ownership from the day an item was issued or first sold and contain a history of subsequent owners. Most old-time collectors retained pedigrees, as they have been important to buyers through the decades. They are still important, right up to the present day, and the retention of pedigrees into the future will continue to add value to a numismatic item.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries has won more “Best Catalogs of the Year” awards than any other company?

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