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Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is selling The Gilded Age Collection of Liberty Double Eagles during our official auction of the World’s Fair of Money this coming August?  This collection was formed over a long period of years by Robert J. Galiette, a connoisseur par excellence. He sought to build a collection of hand selected Mint State Liberty Head double eagles with at least one of each circulation strike date.  Call us today to reserve your catalog, 800-458-4646.

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins

A deep steel-gray 1818 quarter certified as EF-40 by NGC is one of the numerous highlights in our next iAuction sale. The Capped Bust quarter, Browning-2 for variety, is a pleasing representative example of the date and variety, and a coin that would do justice to any mid-grade type set currently being assembled. The coin is essentially mark-free and the well-defined devices show little wear. 

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 toAnswersfortheAvidCollector@StacksBowers.com and get a response to your important questions from our team of experts! 

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money is rapidly attracting prestigious gold coinage from around the world! This week we highlight a very rare Mexican Hookneck 8 Escudos. The Hookneck series of Mexico has a long and highly interesting history, best told by Clyde Hubbard and David O’Harrow in

Hookneck published in 1997. 

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

The other day Jack W., a long time friend and client from California, sent me information from The Coin Collector’s’ Manual, or Guide to the Numismatic Student in the Preparation of a Cabinet of Coins, by H. Noel Humphreys, published in two volumes in London in 1853. On page 536 as part of a discussion of the value and desirability of coins, the issues of North and South America, of course including the United States, occupied just one sentence. Here it is: 

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present a Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ Bank of Canada 1935 $25 commemorative note in our official World’s Fair of Money auction, this August in Chicago. It features one of the most truly iconic designs used on Canadian paper money. The series as a whole was short lived and quickly replaced with the 1937 notes featuring mostly portraits of King George VI. The denomination is special, as it has seldom been utilized by any country; most notably the Cayman Islands law of 1971 and 1974 issues come to mind.

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

In 1989 I was the president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). I was recently looking at the November/December 1989 copy of the PNG Report (newsletter of the group) and found this interesting article I wrote for my President’s Message.

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

Talk about a condition rarity! The 1906-S double eagle is a relatively common date coin in lower Mint State, but it is very scarce in Gem. In our June sale with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the only PCGS example certified higher than MS-65 for the date. Graded long ago (and with a green PCGS sticker) Its last auction appearance was in our (Bowers and Ruddy’s) October 1982 sale of the U.S. Gold Coin Collection (Louis E. Eliasberg Collection), where it was described as: 
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