Rare Money Blog

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Application Manager

​​Stack's Bowers Galleries will be selling a very sought-after rarity in the August 2022 Global Showcase Auction – the Great Britain 5 Sovereign "Una and the Lion" pattern. This piece is graded NGC Proof-64, allowing appreciation of the finest of details. To quote what our catalogs have said about this coin, it is the "pinnacle of pure artistic beauty." The August 2022 Global Showcase Auction will post to our website, www.stacksbowers.com, in July. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the site to find more coins and banknotes of interest!​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

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By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​Offerings of early copper Proofs are always exciting, and the choice 1841 large cent that is featured in our August Global Showcase Auction certainly lives up to the highest expectations. This lovely example displays mingled chestnut, golden-tan and rose toning on both sides. The fields are moderately reflective and the devices modestly frosty.​

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our June World Paper Money Collectors Choice Auction is available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. With over 900 lots this sale, there is a wide range of countries and rarities seen throughout. Here we feature lot 70120, a P-S239r 5 Pesos Remainder from El Banco de A. Edwards Y Ca in PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.​

By Nicholas Fritz, Numismatist for World and Ancient Coins

​In the upcoming August Global Showcase Auction, Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the Augustana Collection, a phenomenal gathering of numismatic rarities. Highlighting the Augustana Collection is the splendid offering of Czechoslovakian pieces that are amongst the most in-demand types in the modern European series. Included are the five coins listed below that encompass some of the most elusive 20th century European pieces.​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​Our 1997 auction season continued in May with a sale of nearly 1,200 lots of United States coins and paper money featuring the McGreevy Family and Bruce Lawrence collections. While not complete offerings, the quality was nicer than what was usually offered and there was great competition for both common and scarce items by bidders looking to fill holes in their collections. Interest and participation by both collectors and dealers continued to grow as the year went on. ​​

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our June U.S. Currency CCO Auction is available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. There are almost 300 lots in the sale, that features impressive offerings of Confederate Bonds and Obsolete Currency. The other sections contain some neat items too, such as lot 91162, a Fr. 752 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note in PCGS Banknote Choice Uncirculated 64.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries still has auctions coming up this month, all available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. In total, there are over 1,500 lots of United States coins, nearly 300 lots of United States paper money, and over 900 lots of world paper money set to cross the auction block in our June Collectors Choice Online Auctions.​