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Rare Money Blog

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the spectacular collection built by Utah businessman Larry H. Miller across two sales to be held in November and December 2020. Larry H. Miller was an entrepreneur and philanthropist most famous as the owner of the National Basketball Association's Utah Jazz from 1985 up to his death in 2009. He also founded the Megaplex chain of movie theaters and owned over 60 car dealerships throughout the Western United States, among many other successful ventures. 

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Venerable coin firm Stack's Bowers & Ponterio is pleased to announce their fall Hong Kong auction comprising seven sessions over five days, split between live and online portions. This sale stands as the firm's largest Hong Kong offering to date with respect to total lots, with over 4,600 lots of coins, medals, and currency, mostly focusing upon the East Asian region. This also represents the company's first Hong Kong sale since their highly successful 10th anniversary auction this past May.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Welcome to the Chinese, Hong Kong & World Paper Money Sessions featured in our October Hong Kong Auction. In these sessions, you will find many highlights, ranging from one-of-a-kind pieces to notes of the highest quality. We are also pleased to feature notes that are being offered for the first time, some of which are heavily collected types that are necessary for any serious banknote collection.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Following a dozen auction sessions spanning nearly two weeks, the results for the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2020 auction illustrate the robust nature of the coin market and affirm that numismatics stands firm even during times of uncertainty. Over 92% of the ancient coin and world coin and paper money lots found new homes, realizing in excess of $5.3 million, contributing to overall prices realized of $21,739,851 for the sale across all categories. Numerous well-cultivated cabinets such as the Glacier Rams Solidi, the Duke of Lansing, the Habsburg, and the Jasmine collections led the way, with all performing very well and offering countless highlights. (All prices realized include the 20% buyers' fee.)

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to overall prices realized of $21,738,411 for the sale across all categories. The auction was held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino alongside the PCGS Members Only Show, with additional Internet Only sessions hosted on the Stack's Bowers Galleries website August 10-12.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Historic numismatic literature and rare Spanish Colonial gold coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection realized over $592,000 last week in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. This offering represents a departure from the United States coins and paper money from the Pogue Collection sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries from May 2015 through March 2020, and showcases the collector's eye for quality across a range of categories.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​The Big Sky Collection of Montana Tokens Part II, a session of our August Collector Choice Online Auction, is now on StacksBowers.com!  The Big Sky Collection is an impressive cabinet of the tokens issued in various cities, towns and counties across Montana, predominantly struck in aluminum and brass. It features both the most popular merchants and the most elusive issues in the series, with many pieces assigned a rating of Rarity-8 or Rarity-9 by specialist Roy D. Rubick in his 2013 reference Montana Token Collectors Reference Manual, Fourth Edition. Part II of the Big Sky Collection, offered in our August 2020 Collectors Choice Online Auction, features over 100 lots. The sale closes live online at StacksBowers.com on August 20, beginning at 9:00 AM PT.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​If this catalog doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Well, not quite, but there are so many great coins here that chances are good that many spaces could be filled on your want list! Some of the items are sufficiently rare that if you are not a successful bidder, you may forever go without. Don't let that happen! Opportunity is the key word

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