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By Aris Maragoudakis

​In our upcoming August 2020 Auction, lot 30360 features a very rare Zanzibar 10 Rupees dated 1916, which in our opinion is the rarest date for the denomination.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​The crowning of any monarch is always a momentous celebration, highly anticipated and carefully planned. In the United Kingdom,  such an occasion warranted the striking of medals commemorating the regal festivities so that the collecting community might honor the new sovereign. This practice began during Stuart rule, and grew in refinement and artistry as the years and centuries progressed. Examples of these issues in multiple metals would be offered, allowing those of greater means to acquire medals is gold, while others could purchase specimens in silver or even bronze.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​​The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792, authorized the production of three gold denominations at the newly established United States Mint including the $10 eagle, $5 half eagle, and the $2.50 quarter eagle. While half eagle and eagles were first struck in 1795, it would be 1796 before the first quarter eagles rolled off the presses. The half eagle turned out to be the most popular of the three denominations for general commerce, while the eagle was useful for large overseas transactions with Europe. The quarter eagle, however, did not prove especially useful.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​The answer to last week's Test Your Knowledge is the Korea War Commemorative Dollar! Check back next week for more trivia.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​As 1978 began, inflation continued to grow as did interest in numismatics. Similar to 1977, more collectors seemed to be entering the hobby, and we saw this in increased sales of reference materials as well as growth in the number of collecting boards and other accessories being sold. Membership numbers at the American Numismatic Association were also going up. The Mint issued well over three million Proof sets in 1978, items that sold at a premium due to the special striking and packaging. This large quantity was another indication that there were many people out there collecting.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming August 2020 showcase auction of United States coins and paper money and World coins and currency. The live auction will be held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, in coordination with the recently announced PCGS Members Only Show.

By Stack's Bowers Gaqlleries

​Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring the Glacier Rams Solidi Collection in our August 2020 auction? The collection offers gold solidi from the 4th and 9th centuries A.D., bridging the areas commonly collected and referred to as Roman Imperial and Byzantine.

​The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong Kong auctions. Over $5 million was realized in the June sale across United States coins, tokens and medals, achieving 114% of the pre-sale estimate on sold lots. (All prices listed include the buyer’s fee.)

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