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Name That Person!

Name That Person!

Put your numismatic knowledge to the test and see if you can name that person! 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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Complete Our Confidential Valued Client Survey By March 31st

Complete Our Confidential Valued Client Survey By March 31st

In our continuing effort to provide you with the best possible service, we invite you to take our confidential client survey and tell us what you really want from your numismatic auction and sales firm. Our survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. To thank you for your time, anyone who finishes the survey in its entirety, and provides complete and accurate contact information, will be included in a drawing to win some amazing numismatic prizes!

 

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Great Currency Lots Being Offered in Stack’s Bowers iAuction and Baltimore Auction Internet Session Closing March 30 and April 1

Great Currency Lots Being Offered in Stack’s Bowers iAuction and Baltimore Auction Internet Session Closing March 30 and April 1

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A diverse offering of 463 lots of U.S. and World Currency will be closing March 30 and April 1, so now is the time to log in and bid so you don’t miss out on the action. 

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Anyone for a Mint Drop?

Anyone for a Mint Drop?

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins

A Chance Internet Purchase Leads to Bentonian Currency and Loco Focos

On a recent weekend I took a peek at one of the many Internet auction sites I routinely visit in my never-ending search for odd-ball numismatic items for my collection. I struck pay dirt on a “Buy-It-Now” item at one of the sites – it was priced at $55 plus free shipping and I couldn’t push the “buy” button quickly enough. I had never seen the likes of it before, though of course it may be familiar to some of our readers.

 

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Generic Coins?

Generic Coins?

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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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries has sold at public auctions more collections from museums, colleges, universities, societies and federal agencies as well collectors than any other numismatic auctioneer?

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Very Rare Hupeh-Honan-Anhwei 1932 Soviet Dollar

Very Rare Hupeh-Honan-Anhwei 1932 Soviet Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

 The opening session of the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2014 Hong Kong Showcase Auction is just days away! As our final preview for this auction we have chosen a not-often seen coin from the short-lived yet interesting coinage of the Chinese Soviet state. China’s communist forces had their beginning in 1927 with the establishment of the first soviet, the Hailufeng Soviet. As the communist army grew in power and influence it began to establish banks. These banks were mobile and traveled with the armies as they warred with the Kuomintang (nationalist forces) under Chiang Kai-shek. In total six Soviets were established from 1927 to 1933, one of them being the Hupeh-Honan-Anhwei Soviet. In 1932 the coin we feature here was minted for the State Bank of the Chinese Soviet Republic, for use in the areas around the Central Revolutionary Base. To our knowledge, this type was first described by Duncan Raeburn in the Bulletin of The Numismatic Society of China in 1937, and is notable as one of the first Soviet Chinese issues. 

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