Rare Money Blog

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present The Larry H. Miller Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars in our November 10-13, 2020 Auction. It represents a historic offering that will excite even the most sophisticated collectors of this series. While certain cabinets have offered individual rarities, such a comprehensive display of finest-known examples is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Our January 2021 NYINC sale is filling up with a vast array of paper money from around the globe that is sure to excite collectors. One such item is a Panama P-24a 1941 10 Balboas note graded by PMG as Very Fine 25. PMG's population report lists just 10 examples of this pick variety that have been encapsulated by their service, a testament to the scarcity of the 10 Balboas variety. The reverse of the note is printed in dark brown ink and displays an intricately lathed design which is exceptionally appealing.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​Few English monarchs have had such a storied and pivotal reign as Elizabeth I, ruling for nearly 45 years until her death in 1603. The daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, she ascended to the throne in 1558 following the death of her sister, “Bloody” Mary I. During her reign, Elizabeth oversaw the growth of English preeminence in the seas and a burgeoning colonial empire abroad, while she similarly presided over a generally tranquil era at home. As she never married or produced an heir, she was succeeded by her first cousin twice removed, James VI of Scotland.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you guess the correct answer on last week's Test Your Knowledge? The answer is a $5 Silver Certificate, Series of 1923, Fr. 282! Check back next week for another piece of trivia!

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​Small size currency enthusiasts will be pleased to find a high grade example of one of the key notes to the entire small size series offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 12, 2020 U.S. Currency Auction. This Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate is often referred to as “The King of Small Size.” Just 216,000 were printed and today roughly 70 examples are recorded in the census.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​Stack's presented over half a dozen public auctions in 1980, featuring collections from various museums as well as private collectors. In February we featured items from several important places, highlighted by a comprehensive collection from the New Canaan Historical Museum. Also included was a cabinet of Charlotte Mint gold coins from Parks Dalton, who with his father and brother had assembled a major collection of this very popular specialty. There were other collections geared toward general collectors, making up a sale of over a thousand lots.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the opening of their new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new gallery at 470 Park Avenue will serve as the East Coast's premier numismatic destination for a new generation of collectors. 

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

​Did you know Stack's Bowers Galleries is presenting the E. Pluribus Unum Collection Part 2, Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana on November 11, 2020 beginning at 2:00PM PT at the Balboa Bay Resort, in Newport Beach California?