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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Six years ago, on February 9, 2016, Stack's Bowers Galleries sold Part III of the D. Brent Pogue Collection for $17,135,313. There were many highlights in this impressive sale, but the highest price realized was Lot 3013, a 1793 Flowing Hair cent that was graded MS-65 RB by PCGS. In addition to being a conditional rarity, it also featured a wonderful provenance that included Richard H. Lawrence, T. Harrison Garrett, John Work Garrett, R.E. "Ted" Naftzger Jr., and Jay Parrino.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​We are excited to announce that we have added two new specialty monthly auctions to our upcoming Auction Calendar. On April 20-21, 2022 we will host the April 2022 Tokens and Medals Collectors Choice Online Auction. The great success of the January 2022 Tokens and Medals Auction has confirmed the popularity of this venue with token and medal collectors. On May 17 we will be having another Old Holder Collectors Choice Online Auction. Stack's Bowers Galleries began these specialty events over a year ago and they have quickly become a staple of the Stack's Bowers Galleries online auction schedule.​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​1993 presented a wealth of numismatic material for Stack's to offer at public auction, 10 catalogs in total. It was a year when we were pleased to produce outstanding catalogs and sell important collections. We started the year in January with some additional high quality coins from the Floyd T. Starr estate -- gold, silver and copper items that had not been included in the earlier sales. Some were duplicates, but even these included rare dates and mintmarks in extremely choice grades. This offered collectors who had not been successful in the previous presentations to acquire items pedigreed to the Starr Collection. There was much excitement and many a "floor fight" among those who attended the event.​

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​​Our Spring 2022 U.S. Currency Auction is shaping up to be quite impressive and the Confederate Currency selection has several interesting notes. Besides the $100 note we featured in last week's article, we're pleased to offer this T-2 1861 $500 in PMG Very Fine 25.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​On this week's Test Your Knowledge: in what American Colony was this copper produced? Check back in with us next week to see if you answered correctly!

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

​In 1866, the Mint produced a minuscule amount of Proof $3 gold pieces, just 30 in total. They struck 25 pieces on January 15 of that year and sprinkled in another five on June 8. Estimates range from 12 to 22 examples surviving today, with John W. Dannreuther's 2018 estimate being on the lower end at 12 to 16 coins and PCGS opining that around 20 pieces remain. As a frame of reference, the mintage of the famous 1894-S dime was 24 and PCGS estimates 13 exist. ​

By Nicholas Fritz, Numismatist for World and Ancient Coins

​From the beginning of the early modern period and the coinciding Enlightenment in Europe, many new learned societies and government agencies dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge emerged. Among these was the French Ministere de L'Instruction Publique des Cultes et des Beaux-Arts, a governmental ministry that ran the public education system in France and sought to impel progress in all aspects of the arts and sciences. In this role, the ministry during the 3rd French Republic would hold competitions and provide grants to the winners for best proposed research project.​

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our February World Paper Money CCO has been posted to the web for viewing and bidding. We are offering two sessions: the regular sale and a separate session featuring the Maximus Estate Collection of World Paper Money. This special offering contains 178 lots, and there are some neat treasurers to be found within.​