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Rare Money Blog

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Application Manager

​The present 1849 Liberty Seated dime is among the most desirable coins of our upcoming sale. This date was struck at the Mint before Proof production began on a wide scale. The Mint produced only a few Proof sets for official purposes or for distribution to the small number of numismatists who were active during the decade. Given the scarcity of the Proof sets, we believe that no more than 10 Proof Liberty Seated dimes were struck in 1849. This example is graded by PCGS as Proof-66, CAC, OGH.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Application Manager

​In our June 2022 Showcase Auction, we will feature several gold coins from the same collection that are all graded MS-67. Here we focus on a 1904 Liberty Head double eagle. It has a population of three with none graded finer. The only time another MS-67 1904 $20 piece has sold was in a 2019 auction with another company, where it realized $73,438. In the current market, and given our track record, we expect this coin to attract even stronger bids.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Application Manager

​​We have offered some beautiful Tibetan Gold 20 Srangs in the past and the present example, offered in lot 51106 of the May Auction, is no less exceptional. Many of these previous examples have sold for well over their high estimates. The currently offered coin is graded by PCGS as MS-63+ and carries an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. In April 2021, we sold a PCGS MS-63+ example for $24,000, in October 2020 we sold a PCGS MS-62 coin for $18,000, and in August 2018, we sold a PCGS MS-63+ for $9,000. Keep an eye on the present example to see how it fares in the May 2022 Hong Kong Auction. As always, best of luck bidding!​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​In the Foreign Coins Part 2 session of our May Hong Kong Auction we will be offering a well toned and wonderfully preserved Mongolian 50 Mongo that has been graded MS-64 by PCGS (lot 56204). It is tied for the finest certified of this date, but it isn't a stretch to say that this is among the most beautiful. Our Coins in Motion video puts the colors on full display. We expect this coin to see plenty of bidding action when it crosses the auction block on May 9, 2022.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​A very rare and well toned 7.2 Candareen is offered for sale in the Stack's Bowers Galleries May 2022 Hong Kong Auction. This is the only example that PCGS has certified in brass, as many of these were produced in silver. As such, this rare specimen piece is likely to be headed to a world-class collection. It has been graded by PCGS as Specimen-64 and carries an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000.​​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​The Long Whisker Dragon Dollar is among the most popular and sought after Chinese pattern dollars. There have been fewer than 25 examples certified by PCGS. One of the things that stands out when looking at the specimen in our May Hong Kong auction is the immense beauty and design captured within the small size of the coin. The surfaces were specially prepared and much attention was paid to its striking. The grade of Specimen-63+ makes it the second finest known for the issue, only surpassed by a Specimen-64 example. We estimate the coin will bring $750,000 to $1,500,000 in the May 2022 Rarities Night Auction.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​While we could describe this 1922 Grant Memorial, With Star half dollar, the writing from Anthony J. Swiatek describes this coin perfectly. 

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​As Stack’s Bowers Galleries prepares to sell thousands of lots in the Spring 2022 Showcase Auction, of particular interest is this high-grade original 1849 large cent. 

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