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​Did you know Stack's Bowers Galleries Founder Dave Bowers has appeared on the NBC Today Show multiple times, the first being in 1958 when he told the story of how he and his partner, Jim Ruddy, paid the remarkable sum of $4,750 for "one thin dime." It was an 1894-S, today worth over a million dollars.

By Andrew Bowers, Store Manager & Buyer

Our last post was about an impressive New York Assay gold bar that was brought into our store New York City store and was consigned to our March Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

One of the enjoyable things I do each year as research director for Whitman Publishing Company (my other hat, next to my Stack’s Bowers Galleries cap) is to help update the Guide Book of United States Coins.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Matte Proof Indian quarter eagles and half eagles of the early 20th century occupy a special niche in United States numismatics. The innovative sunken-relief design (courtesy of collaboration between Bella Lyon Pratt and William Sturgis) certainly captured the attention of the contemporary public, but the bold matte finish also set these coins apart from the norm.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our inaugural preview of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a vintage Chinese coin that always performs well at auction; the Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in Peking – minted a multitude of coinage types in the later portion of the Empire in an attempt to unify the currency system of China.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Second Finest Known!

The 1804 silver dollar is the very definition of the icon of American numismatics. For over 150 years more has been written about this rarity than for the next several combined!

​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!​​​

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​!

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