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Did you know there is still time to consign to our December Collectors Choice Online Auction?  If you are at the Whitman Expo in Baltimore speak with a consignment specialist about our quick turn-around time and favorable rates.  If you have purchased auction lots from Stack’s Bowers you can consign those items for FREE!  The deadline for consignments is November 23.  The auction will be online from November 30 through December 7 and it will be on display at the Houston Money Show from December 1-3, 2016.

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. He now had an almost complete collection of United States federal gold coins, as it was complete in the $1, $2.50, $3 (not including the 1870-S), $4, and virtually complete in the $5, $10 and $20. We discussed if we could complete the United States gold series, and the chances of doing so.

By Andrew Bowers, Store Manager & Buyers

With the recent moving of gold and silver, our bullion business has definitely been busy. Recently we have had several large purchases of gold along with some silver and platinum. We have also had made some nice purchases of United State type coins along with some interesting currency.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

It’s that time of year again, and we are very excited to present our official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore. It has been exciting for us preparing the sale for you to view, and bid on.

Here is the answer to last week's test your knowledge! Did you pass the test?  Stay tuned for a new trivia question next week.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

We have a special treat for this preview, and a chance to use a word we typically shy away from - unique. The country of Panama is a link both between North and South America and between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans thanks to the Panama Canal.

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger

Long the most sought-after Standing Liberty quarter, the 1916 is scarce in virtually all grades, due in part to its low original-mintage figure of just 52,000 examples. Of those, only 2,500 to 3,500 exist today in all grades.

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries offers consulting services to museums, societies and financial institutions?  Our industry leading experts provide complete advisory, appraisal and auctions services for those seeking to maximize the financial potential of their numismatic assets.   Contact Lawrence Stack at [email protected] or Christine Karstedt at [email protected] today for more information.