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By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

This week's highlight from our March 25-28, 2019, Hong Kong auction, held at the Mira Hotel in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), is a rare occurrence of Chinese and French cooperation in numismatics.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

Among the rarities consigned to our May 22-24, 2019 Baltimore Auction is a spectacular 1820 Capped Bust dime of the JR-8 variety. Certified MS-65 (PCGS) and approved by CAC, it ranks among the finest examples known.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Our March Hong Kong Sale, held at the Mira Hotel, March 25 at 1:00 PM HKT contains many highlights, some of which have been featured here. An additional highlight is found in lot 50372.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Some reflections on collecting in past times, part of a commentary I am doing on the “instant collecting” of today, 2019. “Instant collecting,” via the Internet and with certified coins and 101 different sources for pricing information, would seem to make it unnecessary for most collectors to know about authenticity, grade, or much else about numismatics. Today, for most buyers, collecting is mindless. Soon, the novelty wears off, and the newcomers are gone forever.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Our March 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view 636 lots of U.S. coins and currency valued at over $1.65 million. 99% of the sale is being offered WITHOUT RESERVE!  The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile App on March 20, 2019, beginning with our U.S. currency session at 9 AM PDT, followed by our U.S. coin session at 11 AM PDT.  

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries Co-Founder Harvey Stack received the Honorary Life Fellow Award from the American Numismatic Society for 50 years of dedicated service, gifts and support for the society.  This is one of the foremost honors a numismatist can receive.  Congratulations Harvey!

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By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Our March Hong Kong Sale, held at the Mira Hotel, March 25 at 1:00 PM HKT will offer a few very impressive People’s Republic of China notes. One of the top highlights can be found in lot 50163, a 1951 5,000 Yuan from the Xinjiang Province in a PMG VF 20 holder, estimated at 40,000 to $60,000. A significant 1951 10,000 Yuan follows in lot 50164 showcasing the Camel Caravan design. It carries a very modest $25,000 to $30,000 estimate. 

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