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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​!

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

During the early 1960s the rituals of working with Mr. Lilly and building his world class collection continued. He would visit Stack's twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring on his annual trip to and from to Florida. I would then visit him at his home at least twice a year to make deliveries of new items for his collection. The relationship was always warm and friendly.

By Melissa Karstedt, Auctioneer

The Stack’s Bowers team is headed to Schaumburg, Illinois for the 77th Central States Numismatic Society Convention. Once again, it will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. The show begins with a “professional preview” Wednesday, April 26, from noon until 6 PM, and is open to the public Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29, from 10 AM to 6 PM. 

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries in conjunction with Sotheby’s set a new world record for the most valuable numismatic cabinet ever sold?  The D. Brent Pogue Collection netted total sales of $106,720,432.25 over the course of five auction events held from 2015-2017. Click here to read more.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

On April 3, at our Hong Kong paper money auction, we offered a 1951 10,000 Yuan from the People’s Bank of China in Lot 70204. The note was certified as an About Uncirculated 50 with serial number block 123. This 10,000 Yuan note, considered the most desirable of the first series of Renminbi, was every bit worthy of the AU-50 grade.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The mighty Persian Empire, fathered by Cyrus the Great, adversary of the Greek city-states, and shattered by Alexander the Great, provides an exceptional gold Daric for our upcoming May Collectors Choice Online auction. The royal dynasty that ruled the empire was known as the Achaemenids, derived from their legendary founder Achaemenes.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The 1912-D Barber half dollar is one the most available issues of the series, with examples easily acquired in grades through Choice Mint State. However, despite this availability, well-struck Gems are considerably scarce in today’s market.

​​Here is this week's test your knowledge! Let's see what you know! Find the answer on our Facebook page on Sunday or check next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!​

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