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Rare Money Blog

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries just posted 564 lots of United States paper money to StacksBowers.com. Our live session features the "Gnat" Laguna Coast Registry and Rarity Collection Part I. ​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries and Kunker Auctions will be selling the Mark and Lottie Salton Collection of Ancient and World Coins over the course of two years? The first auction is set to take place January 16, 2022, at the NYINC Auction. As part of this sale, we will offer a Polish 1595 Sigismund III 10 Ducats and a Polish 1592 Sigismund III 7 Ducats. These two coins will not be the first monumental Polish offerings by Stack's Bowers Galleries, though. In 2008, with our sales of the Kroisos Collection and the Belzberg Collection, we sold a large number of impressive Polish coins.

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​On May 21, 1996, Stack's Bowers Galleries predecessor, Bowers and Merena, auctioned the first coin to ever surpass the $1 million mark.  The 1913 Liberty Head nickel sold for $1,485,000, easily breaking the million dollar barrier. Fast forward to August 15, 2018, and Stack's Bowers Galleries once again had the pleasure of offering the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel at public auction. This time, it sold for $4,560,000!

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​Did you know that a rare Year of the Tiger Proof set sold for $56,400 in the Stack's Bowers Galleries September 2021 Hong Kong Auction? The set was estimated at $15,000 to $25,000. Bidders were motivated by the opportunity to own this rare and desirable set of eight coins, housed in their original hard plastic from the mint. The September 2021 Hong Kong Auction continues through October 7 (October 6 U.S. time). The remainder of the September Hong Kong auction, as well as other Stack's Bowers Galleries current auctions, can be viewed here.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries is opening their second large retail store, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The location of the store is 1735 Market Street on the corner of 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. We spoke to New York store manager, Mark Schimel, who is overseeing the construction process in Philadelphia. Mr. Schimel is seeing great progress in the construction and renovation of the space and anticipates an opening in late October 2021.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Did you know that on September 17, 1937, Stack's Rare Coins held a public auction with 1,314 lots that realized an amazing $4,476? You might say that those numbers aren't impressive, but considering it was a few years removed from the Great Depression, it was a great sale. The highest priced item in the sale was an 1804 Wide Date Extremely Fine gold eagle, which sold for $65.​

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​Did you know that toned coins have become very popular over the past several years? The numbers speak for themselves. Take a look at the examples below.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​In November 2019, Stack's Bowers Galleries had the pleasure of presenting the William Spohn Baker Collection at public auction. This collection had been held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for decades, and drew attention from Washington medal collectors worldwide. Here are some of the highlights from the sale:

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