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By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​The year 1962 continued to be a good one for Stack's and the hobby. In late spring we offered the Tice Family Collection, a valuable and comprehensive offering of U.S. coins. Then, in the summer, we got word that Mr. Samuel W. Wolfson desired to sell his collection, which he had devoted about a decade to building.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​Collectors learned that the Mint was still producing over three million Proof sets each year and that sales were not keeping up. Large stores were building up in the Mint's vaults. Rolls and bags of current issues of U.S. coins in Mint State lost much of their premium, and collectors returned to building collections of more classical coins. ​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

As with everything in the world, nothing remains the same. The coin business grew quite successfully in the decade of the 1950s as more collectors entered the field after World War II. People had more time and money to devote to their hobbies and  build and maintain their collections. ​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

The year 1960 was another exciting year for my cousins, Ben and Norman, and me. We were all dedicated to growing as professional numismatists, building the hobby and keeping the company successful.​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

As we closed out the 1950s, Stack’s continued to benefit from the relationships we had built in our more than a quarter of a century as coin dealers. Collectors who had built collections in part by buying or bidding through Stack’s thought of us when it was time to sell. Another sale of note that we offered in 1959 was the famous Phillip Straus Collection.​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

More collectors continued to be attracted to numismatics in  1959. The price for Proof sets and Mint sets of this year remained close to face value at the Mint. Speculation in these sets went on. Old time collectors bought these sets from the Mint or from a dealer like Stack’s in order to keep their collections up to date, while at the same time acquiring the other coins they needed for their growing collections. ​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

The year of 1958 continued the growth of the numismatic hobby, and many new collectors entered the field. Stories appeared in various newspapers and magazines about numismatics. These included reports of coins found in diggings in the ancient world, of the value and growth of collecting, stories about old time collections being sold and how the sellers had realized increases in value.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

We began the year of 1957 with the J.W. Schmandt Collection, which had numerous rarities including Kellogg and Wass Molitor $50 slugs,(the two round coins of California Pioneer days), a $4 Stella (Coiled Hair), 1796 and 1808 quarter eagles, 1933 $10 gold, a run of rare date double eagles including 1926-S and D, 1927-S and D, 1930-S, 1931-D and 1932. Plus, there was an extensive offering of earlier silver and copper. ​​

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