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By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2021 United States Currency auction will feature select offerings from the Karelian Collection, including a PCGS Banknote Choice Uncirculated 63 Fr.167a $100 Legal Tender Note. 

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did You Know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will host their first Precious Metals Auction of the year on January 13, 2021? It will feature over 370 troy ounces of gold and 3,600 troy ounces of silver. Since Stack’s Bowers Galleries started these Precious Metals Auctions, they have been a huge success, in part because there is no buyer’s premium, but also because of the percentage format.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 Showcase Auction is shaping up to be an impressive event. We invite you to consign your United States coins and paper moey to this sale prior to January 25, 2021. If you are unable to gather your consignment by then, please consider either the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 3-5, 2021 Showcase Auction or the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 10-14.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​Born in Philadelphia on August 26, 1909, the son of Bernard and Rose G. Gasparro, Frank Gasparro developed an interest in art at an early age and studied the subject at the Fleisher Art Memorial while still in grade school. He studied under Giuseppe Donato 1924-1929, who had worked with famous French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Enrolling in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1928, Gasparro studied there until 1931, later taking advantage of two European scholarships (studying in France, Italy, Germany, England, and Sweden), after which he became a professional sculptor. 

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Test your knowledge this week and answer this question! What is the denomination, type, series and Friedberg# of this U.S. banknote?

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​As the first great conflict to serve as a focal point for much of the world, it is not surprising that World War I is commemorated by means of medallic art. The countries on each side, whether the allies or the central powers, issued medals ranging from poignant to propagandistic. Solemn reflections upon lives lost and towns ravaged were commonplace, as were images of force and strength—even if not entirely accurate; the narrative, after all, was that which was most vital.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​The 1905 Liberty Head half eagle is an underrated 20th century issue that is desirable at all levels of preservation. A mintage of only 302,200 makes it scarcer than many late-date issues, representing a steep drop from the 392,000 Philadelphia strikes of 1904. While readily available in lower Mint State grades, the 1905 is seldom encountered finer than MS-65 and PCGS estimates just 55 distinct specimens survive in Gem and above.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Social Media accounts have experiences extreme growth over the past three years, thanks to our clients? If you are not familiar with our Social Media accounts, here’s some information for you.