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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that the February 2021 Collectors Choice Online Ancient and World Auction is now available for bidding at StacksBowers.com? Over this course of 4 days, this dynamic sale will feature a variety of ancient coins, world coins and paper money.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their next Precious Metals auction. Live Bidding for the February 2021 Precious Metals Auction will take place next week on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​Among American engravers of the past, Christian Gobrecht (1785-1844) is especially well remembered today. His name is associated with multiple coinage designs, none more famous than the Liberty Seated silver coinage of 1836 to 1873. The Liberty Seated Coin Club pays tribute to his accomplishments.

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Test Your Knowledge this week! What early United States gold coin features the 1795 date and a Heraldic Eagle reverse? Check back next week for the answer!

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​The Proof 1870 quarter eagle is a tremendous rarity in all grades and only an estimated 10 to 12 survivors are known, from a mintage of just 35 examples. Researcher John Dannreuther notes that the first delivery of 25 coins occurred on February 3, while the remaining 10 coins were delivered on June 1. The obverse die was used to strike both the 35 Proofs and the 4,520 circulation-strikes for the year, and very few coins exhibit strong cameo contrast. In addition, most examples are found in grades of Proof-65 and below due to cabinet friction and other imperfections.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​One of many crown jewels in The Pinnacle Collection, this set—dated to Year 3 (1870) of Emperor Meiji's reign​—transcends numismatics and represents a moment of great historical importance in Japan's modern history. Just a few brief decades before this set's production, Japan had been a society closed off from the view of the world. Following the "Gunboat Diplomacy" of Commodore Perry and the United States, however, the West finally began to establish trade with the formerly reclusive country. One such advancement inside Japan was the establishment of a modern mint.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

The new year got off to a great start in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2021 auction, an official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), with several gold coins leading the way. The top five prices achieved featured a blend of the old and new worlds, with these impressive pieces all offering a seemingly unrivaled level of quality:

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that on February 11, 55 AD, Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, the heir to the Roman Empire, died under mysterious circumstances? Britannicus was 13 years of age when he died, and he died one day before his birthday. This paved the way for the infamous Nero to take the throne.