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By Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present selections from the Joel R. Anderson Collection of Large-Size Federal Notes, The A. J. Vanderbilt Collection, The Sutton Court Collection, The RSC Collection, The Dobbins Collection, The Lux Family Collection and much, much more in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in Baltimore. The live auction will take place in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 23 at the Baltimore Convention Center with the online sessions continuing the following week.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Q. David Bowers joined Whitman Publishing as the company’s numismatic director in 2003. This was at the start of a modern renaissance in American numismatic book publishing. Since that time Whitman has published hundreds of new books for the hobby, ranging from 64-page monographs to 900-page encyclopedias, and recently the 1,504-page Mega Red. Many of these books were written by Bowers himself. All of them are influenced by his scholarship and creative direction.

By: Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction promises to offer coins of the highest quality as well as some that have not been seen for a generation. This week the island nation of Japan provides a tremendous coin from the onset of the Meiji Restoration, when Emperor Meiji wrested control of Japan from the Shogunate. This began a rapid modernization of the state that would bring Japan to the status of a world power.

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

This week we offer another highlight from the Q. David Bowers Collection of Chinese Copper Coins to be offered in our April 2-4, 2018 Hong Kong auction as a stand along catalog. Here we feature the Iconic Szechuan 30 Cash. a pattern only issue which never fully materialized.  This heavily sought-after issue has two major types, the “Facing Dragon” or “Water Dragon” (the present example_ and the “Flying dragon” as in our inaugural 2010 Hong Kong auction where we sold the Wa She Wong Collection of Chinese Coins.  These can be further categorized based on the material they were struck in, either bronze (red copper) or brass (yellow copper).  The mintages are unknown, but between the two designs and metal types there is an estimated 12 pieces in existence, about half of which are permanently impounded in museums or other institutions.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold nine of the top ten highest prices for U.S. coins sold at auction in 2017?

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

One of the pleasures in my life as a professional numismatist is having the opportunity to work with and catalog outstanding collections. In recent times I have been immersed in the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money by design types. Over many years of connoisseurship, patience, and study, supported by a generous budget, Joel assembled a collection that is unique for its combination of rarity and completeness with high quality. It reminds me of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of coins we showcased from 2015 to 2017.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is privileged to be able to offer this incredible Fr. 2 1861 $5 Demand Note from the Philadelphia Treasury Office. The note is a highlight of The A.J. Vanderbilt Collection and will be offered at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Sutton Court Collection of Early Half Dollar Varieties is one of the most exciting cabinets of this specialty that we have handled in recent years. Assembled by Overton number with a focus on the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle type, specialists will delight at the array of Rarity-5 and Rarity-6 examples, including many Condition Census and finest known specimens.  The Sutton Court Collection was formed in the 1980s through auction purchases and direct acquisitions from Stack's and other respected firms. The treasures of this collection have been off the market for over three decades.

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