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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring “SBG Zoomismatics” which is a live webinar on Zoom?  You are invited to an Auction Preview on Zoom of Part 2 of the Larry H. Miller Collection taking place on Friday, December 4 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time and Friday, December 11 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. 

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Many great numismatic collections are assembled with tremendous showmanship and fanfare. Others, however, are built quietly and with discretion, allowing the collector to appreciate the satisfaction of accomplishment and the joy of ownership. Often it is these cabinets that elicit the most excitement when they are presented to the market, as collectors compete enthusiastically to acquire newly re-discovered rarities. Such is the case with the magnificent Larry H. Miller Collection.

By Harvey G. Stack

​As I wrote in my article covering 1978, Harold J. Bareford was a connoisseur of premium rare coins. He was willing to wait until he could find the proper example that pleased his discerning eye and passed his personal evaluation. During the decades he collected, he looked for the finest, and when he found it, he competed heavily to add each special coin to his collection. He owned many coins with lengthy pedigrees, for he felt that those who collected before him, who cherished beautiful, and rare coins as he did, also shared his goal of purchasing superior examples.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​1795 BB-51 Silver Dollar is the Correct Test Your Knowledge Answer. Check back next week for a new Test Your Knowledge question!

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​The eagerly sought 1909-O half eagle is the only Indian Head or Saint-Gaudens gold coin attributed to this Southern coinage facility. With just 34,200 pieces produced, the 1909-O is also the lowest mintage circulation strike of its type and survivors are in strong demand at every grade level. Most 1909-O half eagles are heavily circulated and typically grade no finer than AU-50. Many also exhibit surface problems including cleaning and damage.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​Even if you’re not a professor of art history or a dealer in the high-end art world, you’re likely familiar with names such as Picasso, van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Mondrian. Those appellations instantly evoke the artistic styles for which they are known and admired, and are an entire market in and of themselves. Within ancient numismatics, the practice of signing one’s work wasn’t unknown, with those who were the most accomplished at their craft leaving their signature to be recognized for centuries to come. One of the most celebrated among these classical artists was Euainetos, who flourished in the Sicilian city of Syracuse toward the end of the 5th century B.C.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering another 1894-S Branch Mint Proof Barber dime in the December 2020 offering of the Larry H. Miller Collection, Part Two? There are nine known 1894-S Barber dimes, and Stack’s Bowers Galleries has had the pleasure of selling all but two of them. Of those two, the Romito Specimen was consigned to Stack’s 1942 sale before being withdrawn prior to auction and sold privately to a dealer.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Next week Stack’s Bowers Galleries closes out the 2020 auction season with our December Showcase Auction highlighted by further selections from the Larry H. Miller Collection and the Naples Bay Collection. In addition, we are ramping up for our 2021 auctions, beginning with the January 15-16 auction of ancient and world coins and world paper money (an officially sanctioned auction of the NYINC). This sale will present the Oro del Nuevo Mundo Collection, The Las Colinas Collection, and the Matthew Orsini Collection, along with many other exciting consignments.