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By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Offered in lot 31330 of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction is an appealing Choice VF 1783 Nova Constellation copper that will nicely represent this type in an impressive assemblage of early American issues.Handsomely preserved and expertly centered, deep cappuccino patina supports rich chestnut atop the most prominent regions. The surfaces are very attractive.

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger

One of my recent Exonumia Corner blogs about a B. Max Mehl good luck charm caught the eye of a reader who owned an old B. Max Mehl envelope with all its contents. The envelope was addressed to the reader’s grandfather and was intact with all its many inserts after many decades. We negotiated a fair price and I added the group of Mehl items to my personal collection.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

​If there is one coin in the D. Brent Pogue Collection that you may never see again at auction in your lifetime it is the 1822 half eagle. This coin, the finest known, is legendary. It is the only example in private hands of what is acknowledged as the key to a collection of American gold coins. We invite you to be part of numismatic history as a bidder, interested observer, or the to-be-famous buyer when Part IV of the Pogue Collection will be held on Tuesday, May 24.

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.

Do you have a question about anything numismatic? Want to know what’s going on here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries? If so, send your inquiries to [email protected] and get a response to your important questions from our team of experts! 

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Dr. and Mrs. Clain-Stefanelli, were the most amazing team of numismatists to serve the hobby in the 20th century. They were considered a "remarkable treasure in numismatics " for their help in developing our National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington DC, into one of the most extensive and important museum collections in the world.

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ new mobile app allows you to easily upload pictures of items for potential consignment and estimated values?  Simply download the app onto your device from the iTunes store and create an account. Then just click “Consign an Item” and follow the steps on how to upload a picture.  Once your images have been sent, a Stack’s Bowers specialist will review your potential consignment and get back to you quickly.  

By Bruce Walker, Numismatist & Cataloger

Is the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) on your travel itinerary for April?  For certain the CICF is on our agenda, with Stack’s Bowers Galleries prepared to greet coin enthusiasts at booth 206 near the center of the bourse floor.  Both Kyle Ponterio and Bruce Walker will be available to talk coins, take consignments, and make outright purchases of collections and better single items.  Additionally, we will have a selection of ancients, world coins, and world paper money available for inspection and purchase.