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Here are the answers to last week’s Test Your Knowledge! Did you pass the test? Barry K. did and he was selected from our NewsMedia page as this week’s winner! He will be receiving a Stack’s Bowers coin storage box! Stay tuned for the next Test Your Knowledge challenge in next week’s eNewsletter! 

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The day we at Stack's Bowers were chosen to offer the D. Brent Pogue Collection at auction was a great event in my numismatic life. Unquestionably among the finest collection ever formed by a single collector in my time in the hobby, the Pogue pedigree will be treasured now and in the future.

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The market for collectible worldwide currency is far more accepting of specimen notes than the United States Currency market. These often perforated, punch canceled and overprinted notes are typically far more scarce than their issued counterparts, although in many cases they are the only way to illustrate a design within a collection.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to the latest installment of my tour through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. I started at the beginning of this best-selling book and now start on page 44 with Wood’s  Hibernia coinage. As mentioned earlier, William Wood, a British entrepreneur, received a franchise or patent from King George to make coins for distribution in the American colonies. 

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is very excited to offer some exceptional vintage Chinese and other world coins as a part of our Rarities Night auction on May 20th. This is sure to be an exciting sale with an incredible lineup of numismatic rarities. The entire Rarities Night auction can be viewed here, and this impressive Pei Yang Tael can be viewed here

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s I welcome you to our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coins. You are a witness to the most valuable collection of United States coins ever sold, formed over the decades from the 1970s to the present. The collection is composed of over 650 copper, silver, and gold coins, and will be presented in a series of auction sales at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York City beginning on May 19, 2015. 

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

An exceptional Serial Number 1 Original Series “Lazy Deuce” from the Bank of New York, National Banking Association of New York, New York will be offered in Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s upcoming Rarities Auction on May 20 in New York City. This fantastic National Currency note has been graded and encapsulated as Very Fine 25 by PCGS and boasts bright paper, dark inks and a boldly printed red overprint that beautifully presents the all-important Serial Number 1 above the Treasury Seal at top right. 

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering the finest certified MCMVII Ultra High Relief double eagle in our Rarities Auction in conjunction with Sotheby’s on May 20, 2015, in New York?  This design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is often considered the most beautiful ever struck by the U.S. Mint. The example in our Rarities Auction is graded by PCGS as Proof-69. The historical importance of this classic type cannot be overstated and whenever an example is offered in auction, it creates excitement among numismatists. Read more here.