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Did you know that Stack’s Bowers has sold five out of the top six United States coin collections ever to be auctioned?
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This week I continue my comments on Obsolete Currency. Collecting paper money issued by state-chartered banks in the period from 1782 to 1866 can be a fascinating pursuit.

Part I

On June 3, 2013 I celebrated with my family my 85th birthday and it was a great and warm affair. After a wonderful dinner party we returned home and I relaxed and thought about how I began my professional life as a numismatist.
The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong auction will offer an incredible amount of coinage and currency from East and Southeast Asia. An immense portion of our auction items hail from China, and all eras of Chinese currency are represented, from cast Copper Cash coins of the old Empire to the modern Gold Panda Series and everything in between.
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Based on the lot description by John Pack, Executive Director of Consignments

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ upcoming official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago is gearing up to be an exciting and memorable event for the entire numismatic community. On Thursday evening, August 15, our eagerly anticipated Rarities Night session will feature a truly impressive array of numismatic items. Among them will be an amazing Mint State 1797 BD-3 Capped Bust Right half eagle. This example of the Rarity-6 variety with small eagle and 16 obverse stars is certified MS-61 by PCGS. 

By Bruce Roland Hagen, Senior Research Numismatist

…Mild, or come not near me; noble, or not I for an angel…


Much Ado About Nothing II.iii.35.