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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know you can still turn your rare coins or paper money into cash before the year 2020 is over? Consign now to our December Collectors Choice Online auction of U.S. coins and paper money through November 23, 2020. The auction will close live at StacksBowers.com on December 16th.  Contact us for more information on how you can receive 60% of your settlement in less than 10 days when you consign!

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Next week our November 2020 auction crosses the block at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California. Our historic November 2020 Showcase Auction is marked by several significant cabinets that are being offered to collectors for the first time in decades.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​The year 1981 turned out to feature a few outstanding collections, a greater dedication at the ANA to stopping counterfeiting and "doctoring," and the stabilization of the silver market back at the original $10 per ounce. All this seemed to stimulate greater interest in numismatics, which had waned in 1980. This did not mean there were not challenges to deal with.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​We are just one week away from the live bidding session of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ November 2020 U.S. Currency Auction. Live bidding for the 217 lots in Session 6 of the auction begins November 12 at 3 PM PST.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​The correct answer to last week's Test Your Knowledge is Newburgh, New York. This was the location where Machin's Mill's Colonial Tokens were produced. Check back again next week for more of Test Your Knowledge.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​The 1797 is the scarcest date in the Capped Bust Right, Small Eagle $10 gold series of 1795 to 1797. Specialist John W. Dannreuther provides an estimated mintage of 1,250 to 3,615 coins, with only 55 to 65 extant in all grades. We are delighted to feature an impressive AU-55 (PCGS) in lot 9192 of our November 2020 Showcase Auction, offered as part of the Naples Bay Collection. Previously sold in our 1970 sale of the Seeman Estate and then in our 1973 auction of the Scanlon Collection, we are thrilled to now bring this piece back to market after nearly 50 years.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​Countermarks have long served in the role of "repurposed numismatics," with a host coin issued under the auspices of one authority being appropriated by another sometime down the road. The concept of repurposing coins is not new, and often involves the melting down of a coinage seized, for example, during a war and then giving it new life when re-coined. Such production need not be so ambitious, however, as the original coin can, rather more conveniently, be altered simply with a stamp that conveys the new authority or usage while not attempting to hide the coin's original issuer or purpose.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to present highlights from the November 2020 Rarities Night Auction. Join Vicken Yegparian and James McCartney as they share 5 coins that are sure to impress bidders in the November 13th sale.

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