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Did you know P. Scott Rubin, statistician for the coin hobby, reported after the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV: "At $85,318,218.50 the Pogue Collection is now far and above any other collection ever sold at auction in total proceeds and there is still more to go! The 61 coins that sold brought over the high estimate value for those, setting numerous records along the way. Eleven coins pedigreed to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV will now be included in the Top 250 Auction records."

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 to [email protected] and get a response to your important questions from our team of experts! 

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger and Kyle Ponterio, Consignment Director & Numismatist

For this week’s preview of our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction we have a rare and historically significant gold coin from the Yunnan region of China. Shortly after Yuan Shih-kai proclaimed himself emperor of China in December 1915, military Governor of Yunnan Tang Jiyu announced the independence of Yunnan.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The Stack’s Bowers Currency Team will be in Memphis for the International Paper Money Show Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4. We will be buying and selling both United States and World paper money as well as accepting consignments for upcoming Stack’s Bowers auction events. Peter Treglia, Brad Ciociola, Manning Garrett and Aris Maragoudakis will all be in attendance meeting with clients and trading in notes from a broad spectrum of categories.

By Jennifer Meers

Welcome to our new blog for the Summer of 2016 -- a hypothetical road trip across America with stops at various points of interest, all tied together by numismatics in some (perhaps tenuous at times) way. While it would be difficult to take this road trip in one summer, we hope it inspires you to investigate some of these places or find some other attractions or events in your own neighborhood that feed your love of coins and/or paper money.

By Melissa Karstedt, Auctioneer

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be headed to the Long Beach Coin Expo June 9-11, 2016. Before the show begins, our team will be busy buying and selling coins and currency in our private trading suite, Room 104-A of the convention center, Tuesday, June 7 from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Wednesday, June 8, from 9 AM to noon.

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In the late fall of 1951 Josiah K Lilly stopped off at Stack's on his way to Palm Beach for the winter. (Mrs. Lilly liked to make the stop in New York to do her shopping and to rest from the first part of their trip). We showed him what we had assembled, close to 100 different dates and mints of the various Central and South American issues.

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.​