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By Nicholas Fritz, Numismatist for World and Ancient Coins

​Our December Hong Kong Collectors Choice Auction of Asian Coins will offer an intriguing early Republic of China Commemorative Pattern [L&M-937; K-B54 (plate coin); WS-0117 (rarity: five stars)]; Wenchao-1099 (rarity: four stars). It is the only certified example listed on the NGC or PCGS population reports, and it is an EXTREMELY RARE and highly desirable issue, clearly struck in limited quantities.​

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our January 2022 Official Auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention is shaping up to be another fantastic sale, with offerings of rarities from a multitude of countries. One such treasure we are pleased to offer is this set of 1, 5 & 10 Shillings from the civil disobedience period in Ireland. ​

By James McCartney, Director of Consignments and Numismatics

​With only 500 coins struck, the 1881 three-dollar gold piece has the lowest mintage among the circulation issues, which were produced from 1854 through 1889. The entire mintage was achieved in a single delivery in June or July of 1881 and many coins remained as bullion reserves until being destroyed through melting. It is thought that just about 300 examples survive in all grades, though the vast majority show considerable handling or impairments. ​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Stack's Bowers Galleries has become accustomed to selling impressive collections over their history. The E Pluribus Unum Collection is mentioned among the best of those collections due to its focus on quality and completion. Shown in this week's blog is the 1631 Dutch Victories in the New World Medal. Our experts call this "one of the classic rarities among the early Betts series."

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Last week we asked who the pictured public servant was. The correct answer is William Marcy, Secretary of War. He received the first shipment of gold from the California Gold Rush and turned it over to be made into 1848 CAL quarter eagles.​

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​The November 2021 United States Currency sale is available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. We are offering quite a large selection of high-grade rarities this sale. One such note is Lot 20056, a Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note in PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ.​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​​As our public auction schedule for 1989 continued, in July we again joined with our partners, as each firm presented 500 lots in the now very popular annual Apostrophe Auction – Auction '89. Once again, this pre-ANA event in conjunction with RARCOA, David Akers and Superior attracted a lot of attention and was attended by many who wanted to acquire some of the rarities we jointly offered. Our September sale of 1,685 lots started our fall session. This was a "something for everyone" sale that offered United States gold, silver and copper coins, along with U.S. paper money.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​As announced in last week's blog about our October auction calendar, we will be hosting the October 2021 Collectors Choice Online Auction of Morgan & Peace Dollars Attributed by VAM Variety on October 26, 2021. The 185 lots have seen significant bidding activity thus far, a trend which we expect to continue leading up to the sale.​