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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries will sell a set of four Specimen gold medals from the Gem Collection in lot 5030 of the 2022 NYINC Sale? These 1842-1843 Medals for the Afghanistan Campaigns were struck in gold as a unique object for presentation to Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. Each of the four gold medals is housed in a gold-rimmed glazed case and contained within a custom made fine silk and leather lined case.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Our March 2022 Showcase Auction is taking shape and we invite you to consign and include your rarities to the sale as well! We have upcoming dates to note: On January 21, 2022 we will close consignments for colonial coins and numismatic Americana. On February 11, 2022, we will close consignments for U.S. coins and U.S. paper money. Please contact us at [email protected] prior to these dates to have your items included in the sale.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our friend and founder, Harvey G. Stack on January 3, 2022. His leadership over the years spearheaded our operations and his kindness and mentorship to staff, collectors, dealers, numismatic organizations and colleagues will never be forgotten.​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

In 1937 numismatists were startled to learn of a very strange 1861-S gold coin that came to light with a few other United States gold pieces under an old barn in Hull, Texas.​ This particular 1861-S was unlike the regularly-seen double eagle in that the letters in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and TWENTY D. on the reverse were in letters taller and narrower than usual. The editor of The Numismatist consulted a copy of the 1912 work on pattern coins by Edgar H. Adams and William H. Woodin and found a somewhat similar piece listed, but as a pattern made in Philadelphia.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​What denomination, type, and Friedberg Number is the banknote shown here? Come back next week to see if you answered correctly.

By Nicholas Fritz, Numismatist for World and Ancient Coins

​Medieval coinage from the fall of Rome through the beginning of the modern period in 1600, excepting Byzantine coinage, has always been understudied and undercollected.  This span of over 1,000 years includes diverse hammered and cast issues from Europe, the Near East, China, and India. Despite this, British hammered coinage from medieval times has always attracted attention and scholarship.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2022 sale of the Pat Johnson Collection features some stunning rarities and some low mintage gems. Among the offerings is an 1895-H CB Guatemala Silver 4 Reales Pattern that has been graded by NGC as Specimen-66+. There is an estimated mintage of 10 coins, but only five have been accounted for. The present coin, offered in Lot 2041, is the finest known at either grading service. We estimate that this coin will sell for $4,000 to $6,000 in next week's sale. Visit stacksbowers.com to place your bids!

By James McCartney, Director of Consignments and Numismatics

​The 1870-CC eagle is an eagerly sought rarity in the Liberty Head ten-dollar gold series. It ranks as the very rarest of the Carson City issues, outranking even the lower mintage 1879-CC. As one of the rarest Carson City Mint gold coins of any denomination, it rivals the legendary 1870-CC double eagle.​