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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

August J. Nagy, known as "Gus," was born in 1942 in Manhattan, New York. Prior to his retirement, he was a time-clock mechanic in Queens, New York.  He proudly served his country aboard the USS Sterlet Submarine during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Navy, from which he was honorably discharged. In addition to amassing his coin and paper money collections, Gus was an amateur photographer, and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.​​

By Peter Treglia, Director of Currency

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over. This sale represents the last live U.S. Currency auction of the year for us and what a great year it has been!​​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

The year 1971 continued the inflation of 1970, with the value of precious metals advancing each month. The public believed that silver would continue to rise, and the search for earlier silver coins in change grew more intense. Melting of silver coins was allowed and the value of each ounce of silver advanced. Speculators and investors crowded the market and the demand was stimulated further as more people learned of the increasing value of each U.S. silver coin struck before 1965.​

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

​Ferdinand Foch, a French general and military strategist, served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in the later part of World War I, ultimately guiding the allies to victory in their defeat of the Central Powers in November 1918. As a result of his crucial role in this global conflict, Foch would later be the recipient of numerous awards, decorations, and honors from various Allied governments.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

​Following the early deaths of his elder half-brother Feodor III and his elder brother Ivan V, Peter achieved sole power at the helm of the vast Tsardom of Russia at the age of just 24 in 1696. To learn the best ways in which to advance his sizable yet fairly impoverished and somewhat primitive homeland, he traveled on a secret trip to Europe, working in shipyards and gaining insight into the various political landscapes across the west.

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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know Stack’s Bower Galleries is an official auctioneer of the 48th annual New York International Numismatic Convention? Join us in kicking off our 2020 auction season by consigning your world and ancient coins or world paper money by November 12. The auction will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, January 17-18, 2020. If you have a fine collection for sale—large or small—or interesting duplicates, or other valuable items, tap into the world’s finest rare coin auction service.​

Proceeds from the Sale will be used for the Care of the Collections and for Acquisitions

Perhaps the best starting point for a sale like this is a quote from William Spohn Baker, written in November 1884, as it summarizes the inspirations behind this landmark collection in the collector’s own words: Washington Medals form no inconsiderable portion of that great monument which love and gratitude have so steadily builded [sic], in memory of the services and virtues of the foremost man in American history.​