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By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

For this week’s previews for the ancient coin section of the August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction, we present a piece with great historical significance. This coin from the late Roman Empire marks the beginning of the end of Roman sovereignty over the British Isles.

By Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s highlight from our August 2017 Official Auction at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado is a gold medal commemorating the birth of Alexander I. In last week’s blog we discussed the quantity of Russian related medals and the fact that many are not known struck in gold and are unlisted in Mikhail Diakov’s impressive work “Medals of the Russian Empire

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

Lot 30333 in Session C of our August Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money contains a beautiful grouping of rare Paraguay Proofs with mostly face and back proofs found on the same page. The pieces are mounted on cardstock and the pages are from a book, although the binding is not included.

We are constantly making improvements at StacksBowers.com. We are happy to announce the following changes in our latest deployment:

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is accepting consignments for our July Collectors Choice sale through July 5, 2017?  The auction will go online July 12 and close live on July 19 and will feature U.S. coins and U.S. paper money. Contact a consignment specialist today to include a single item or group of items.  Our Collectors Choice sales close live with an auctioneer at StacksBowers.com.  Viewing is available in our California offices by appointment and highlights will be featured at the PCGS Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada July 12 through 15. 


By Q. David Bowers, Founder

As I write these words I enjoy numismatics every bit as much as I did when I was a kid in junior high school in 1952. Given two blue Whitman folders for Lincoln pennies and told that if I found a 1909-S V.D.B. cent in pocket change it would be worth ten dollars, I went on a treasure hunt. Back and forth to the Forty Fort (Pennsylvania) State Bank with rolls of cents to look through, then return kept me busy. A kind teller appreciated my interest and was glad to help.

Here is this week's test your knowledge! Let's see if you can name that note! Find the answer on our Facebook page on Sunday or check next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!​

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Denver Mint struck over 12 billion Lincoln cents in 1982 and 1983 combined, ensuring that the term “scarce” would never be associated with cents bearing those dates. However, oversights in quality control and perhaps a bit of luck have resulted in two cents from these years that are unique and extraordinarily desirable to Lincoln cent and error collectors.