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By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

I want to stress to the reader that Josiah K. Lilly was an extraordinary collector.  He did not collect just one type of coin or object of art, but was a man who desired to assemble a variety of items and make those collections as complete as he could.

Whether as a gift for yourself or for your favorite collector, there is nothing better than great numismatic books by Q. David Bowers. Unless, of course, it is great numismatic books at a great holiday price!  Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer our 2016 Holiday Reading Special – a chance for you to receive three entertaining and informative books at one great price.

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 Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger

In 1793 the fledgling United States Mint produced its first coins for circulation. For cents, there would be three design types. The first was the Flowing Hair obverse with Chain style reverse. Newspapers and the public criticized the Chain design, and stated that "Liberty was in chains."

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to be able to preview yet another highlight from the upcoming January New York International Auction. Similar to last week, we feature a gold piece in beautiful condition issued by a ruler named Philip.

Get to know your friends at Stack’s Bowers better! We have expanded Did You Know to include fun facts on the people here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

The December Collectors Choice auction is now online for viewing and bidding.  It features 680 lots worth nearly $600,000 and over 75% of the sale is unreserved!  Many highlights are available for viewing this week at the Houston Money Show, table 310.  The auction will close for bidding live on December 7 beginning at 10AM Pacific Time.

​​Here is this week's test your knowledge! Can you name that person? Find out on our Facebook page on Sunday or check next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!​

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