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Rare Money Blog

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our December Hong Kong CCO for World Paper Money is available at StacksBowers.com for viewing and bidding. We are pleased to feature lot 50446, a China Foreign Banks P-S317s 10 Dollars Specimen Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation note in PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. (S/M#Y13). Printed by TDLR. Specimen. Chefoo.

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our November 2021 Official Internet Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo will take place on Tuesday, November 30 and will feature more notes from the "Gnat" Laguna Coast Registry and Rarity Collection. As many small size specialists are aware, this collection includes the best group of San Francisco District small size notes ever formed.  In addition to the many unique and rare San Francisco notes that comprise this collection, it also offers an unprecedented number of Top Pop notes. PMG bestowed its coveted Best US Set 2020 award for the San Francisco $5 Feds in this collection.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries just attended the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore, Maryland? Beginning in March 2020, the Covid 19 pandemic caused the Whitman Expos – usually held three times a year – to be cancelled. However, we have returned to some normalcy, and the Expo was once again up and running last week at the Baltimore Convention Center. It was a pleasure to see many familiar faces and to host clients once again in our Lot Viewing Room.​

By James McCartney, Director of Consignments and Numismatics

​Just 727 Proof Barber dimes were struck in 1905 and the vast majority of survivors are impaired by minor marks, well-intentioned polishing, or circulation in the past century. It is a surprisingly challenging issue for specialists seeking truly superior quality and eye appeal.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​On this week's Test Your Knowledge, we are asking you what U.S. coin related place is shown here. Check back with us next week to see if you answered correctly.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​The late Oscar G. Schilke lived on the shore of Dodge Pond in Niantic, Connecticut, in the 1950s and 1960s. Prominent on the numismatic scene for many years beginning in the early 1930s, he would often set up exhibits in banks. These displays served to attract customers to the financial institutions, and for Oscar, it meant getting leads which often resulted in his acquiring choice pieces for his collection.​​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Stack's Bowers Galleries is presenting a December 2021 Hong Kong Auction that features some incredible Asian rarities, including a Chinese 1908 silver dollar. This example is the only piece that PCGS has graded as a Specimen, thus designated as this rarity is normally not seen with such reflective surfaces and sharp details. This PCGS grade and the attractive toning seen on the coin make the estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 seem very reasonable.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Three weeks ago, we shared in a blog that we were nearing the completion date of our newest storefront office, this one in downtown Philadelphia. Since that blog was posted, we have completed our soft opening of the storefront and we are now accepting business. We are located at 1735 Market Street, at the corner of 18th Street and JFK Boulevard.​

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