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Stack's Bowers Galleries
By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager
Come see a rare and
valuable Yap Stone in our New York Store. This is a very unusual piece of
money from the tiny island of Yap in the South Pacific, made of stone that was
actually imported to the island. The stone on display at our West 57th
Street store weighs 62 pounds and is quite attractive. It represents an
interesting form of currency from a bygone era, not often seen or traded.
This example is going to be auctioned in our January New York International
coin sale right here in the Big Apple. So if you want your very own Yap
stone, come see it and place your bid. Someone is going to go home with a
huge piece of pocket change.
Did you know The Lux Family Collection is featured in our upcoming official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, November 8-10, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland? Click here to learn more.
Stack's Bowers Galleries
By Peter Treglia, Director of Currency
Welcome to our November Official
Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo This is
our final public auction of the year and what a great year it has been! Thank
you to everyone who has participated in our auctions over the course of 2017.
By Harvey G. Stack, Co-Founder
In 1935 Stack's held our first public auction. Before this many
collections nationwide were sold in mail bid sales. But, as Stack’s was right
in Manhattan, the business had the benefits of being close to transportation as
well as being a fairly easy trip for a great number of collectors. These
included not only those in the boroughs of the city of New York and the
surrounding counties, but also those who lived from Boston to Baltimore.
By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions
a note that is this important could get us this excited! Stack’s Bowers
Galleries is very pleased to present this first issue British Honduras One
Dollar note in its first ever public offering. It has been in private hands
since the mid-1890s, after which it was passed down through subsequent
By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger
Our next preview for the January 2018 New York International Auction is a
magnificent and scarcely seen coronation medal. The earliest coronations (beginning
in 800 with Charlemagne) of the Holy Roman Emperors took place in Rome, and
were presided over by the Pope. By the time of Charles VI, the ceremony took
place in Germany with no direct involvement by the Papacy. Frankfurt Cathedral
hosted the event, with the Electors of the empire meeting and proclaiming the
new emperor in a separate ceremony, usually just days before the coronation
would take place.
By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger
Showcased in Rarities
Night of our November 2017 Baltimore Auction is a rare treat for enthusiasts of
early Unites States type coins. From the exceptional Murray Hill Collection comes
a pair of 1796 quarter eagles displaying the two design types struck that year.
Lot 10114 is lustrous AU-53 (PCGS) example of the
legendary No Stars issue, followed by a dazzling MS-63 * (NGC) example of the
Stars on Obverse type in lot 10115.