Rare Money Blog

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This glistening gold restrike Mohur from India is our Coins in Motion highlight for this week. Our video does an excellent job of showing the assets of the coin and confirming the grade of NGC Proof-65. This very rare coin is offered as Lot 20239 in our Fall 2021 Hong Kong Auction. We estimate this coin will sell for $8,000 to $12,000.

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Our official September 2021 Hong Kong sale is available at StacksBowers.com for viewing and bidding. A highlight of the sale is lot 10025, a China Empire Ta Ching Government Bank 5 Dollars P-80r Remainder in PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45. (S/M#T10-41). Remainder. Printed by BEPA.​

By Nicholas Fritz, Auction Services Associate - World and Ancient Coins

​In our Fall 2021 Hong Kong auction, we have many interesting numismatic offerings, including a 1967 Australia so-called pattern dollar. On Valentine's Day 1966, Australia officially decimalized and converted to the Australian dollar, transitioning from the traditional 240 pence for one Pound system that had been introduced by the British when the Australian Pound was created in 1910.​

By Ben Orooji, Senior Numismatist

​After a stellar August 2021 ANA sale in which Stack's Bowers Galleries sold over 50 million dollars of numismatic treasures and with numerous record-breaking prices achieved, we are ready to do it again this November. Already consigned is this beautiful low mintage 1888 half eagle from a production of just 18,296 pieces at the Philadelphia Mint. Graded by PCGS as MS-65 and housed in an old green holder, a green CAC sticker of approval confirms the quality and eye appeal of this coin. It offers a sharp strike, and the smooth surfaces display vivid reddish-rose and golden apricot colors with pale blue highlights.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Where did the Old Spanish Trail end, according to that commemorative coin? Check back in next week to see if you answered our question correctly!

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​​This story begins in 1783, when a remarkable group of pattern coins was struck: the 5-unit piece, the "bit" of 100 units, the "quint" of 500 units, and the "mark" of 1000 units. Sylvester S. Crosby, in his landmark Early Coins of America book, commented, "These are undoubtedly the first patterns for coinage of the United States and command an interest exceeding that of any others in this class."​

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Our September CCO U.S. Currency Auction will feature the Republic of Texas Collection, consisting of 55 obsolete notes from the Lone Star State. This is one of the most extensive collections we have had the pleasure of presenting, offering obsolete collectors a fantastic opportunity to acquire these elusive treasures. One such note we are offering from the collection is lot 90035, a Houston, Republic of Texas 1830s $2 in PMG Choice Fine 15. (TXCRH25). No. 887, Plate A. Rarity 9. Imprint of Childs, Clark & Co. N. Orleans.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries Vice President of European Operations, Maryna Synytsya, will be attending Coinex in London, United Kingdom from September 24-26, 2021. If you are in the area and wish to hand-deliver your consignments to a Stack's Bowers Galleries representative, please contact Maryna directly at [email protected]. The show will be located in The Ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel.​