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By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The August ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Chicago is one of the biggest world coin shows in the country, and Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is putting together a remarkable auction for this event. We have already showcased an impressive variety, from a would-be Roman Emperor to a Peruvian gold piece salvaged from the depths of a river bed. For this week our attention shifts to an empire forged in Northern India to Central Asia.

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

This week’s Internet message reflects on a presentation I gave at the American Numismatic Society on December 14, 1999, “The Washington Excitement of 1859-1885.” This was one of a brilliant series extending over several years titled The Coinage of the Americas Conference, which drew scholars and others to the Society to give presentations. Unfortunately those events are no longer continued.

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By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist and Consignment Director, US and World Coins

Stack’s Bowers is extremely proud to have been selected to present the Thos. H. Law Collection of British Gold Coins, to be offered in a scholarly researched and illustrated stand-alone catalog during our official ANA auction in Chicago this August. The Law Collection is one of the most extensive collections of British gold ever assembled in the United States

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

Last week I commented on a favorite series and my forthcoming study of it, The Whitman Guide Book of Civil War Tokens. This is now in press as you read these words and is schedule for release some time this summer.

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist and Consignment Director, U.S. and World Coins. Based on the catalog description by James Matthews.

A couple of weeks ago we presented an overview of the Linnemann Family Collection, one of the anchor consignments to our June Baltimore auction sale. Our coin of the week this week is a beautiful 1846-O silver dollar that until recently was “raw,” residing in an old paper envelope and, upon consignment to our sale, submitted to PCGS, where it graded MS-64
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