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By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

For all of our U.S. based readers we’d like to wish you a belated happy Thanksgiving. In this article we present our first ancient coin highlight from the January 2019 New York International Auction. It features an iconic early type, attributed to Kroisos (or Croesus) who ruled the Kingdom of Lydia, now part of modern-day Turkey.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

Two distinct star punches were used by the U.S. Mint to produce Capped Bust Right eagles in 1799. Production began using a smaller star punch which likely broke before the end of the year, forcing a transition to a larger punch that would continue to be used for 1800 and part of 1801.

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By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Today as you read these words, common-date $20 gold double eagles sell for less of a premium over bullion value than I have ever seen—and my experience goes back to the 1950s. For just $100 to $200 over melt value many different twenties certified by PCGS and NGC as MS-63 are available.

Are you thinking of selling? Then think of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. If you carefully consider the matter, there is no other logical choice. Our unequalled record of success dates back to our first sale in 1935, and continues now, over 80 years later. We have handled thousands of collections from modest in size to the greatest ever built. Whether you have some choice and interesting duplicates, sets, or series to sell or whether you have a great collection laden with rarities, our team of experts would like to hear from you.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Our January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention Sale will feature an exceptional volume of collector worthy material. Here we highlight two Rwanda-Burundi high denomination notes that are the finest graded by PMG of their issued types. Rwanda-Burundi Pick 6, the 500 Francs Rhino is offered in a 65EPQ holder, while the Pick 7, 1000 Francs Zebra is certified as 64EPQ.

Did you know you still have time to consign to a Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction in 2018?  Our December Collectors Choice Online Auction closes for consignments next week, on November 28.  The auction crosses the block live with an auctioneer, at StacksBowers.com on December 19. Our Collectors Choice sales offer favorable rates, quick turn-around time and all the live bidding action of our Showcase sales. Let Stack’s Bowers Galleries turn your single item, entire collection, or duplicates into cash. You will receive your settlement check for this sale before the new year! In addition, highlights will be on display at the PCGS Members Only show, in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 12-14, 2018.

By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager

We are now offering a great alternative to buying straight gold bullion. The premiums on $20 Liberty Head and Saint-Gaudens double eagles are so low that we can offer them at only $75 over spot!  Almost a full ounce of gold, for just about the same price as a one-ounce gold eagle.  The difference is that you have a numismatic piece, not just a bullion piece.  These are selling very well. Currently we do have a good supply, so get your order in while we can maintain this low price.