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By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

After rejoining the firm at the end of his military service in 1955, Norman, a dedicated and knowledgeable collector, decided to build a high quality type set that Stack’s could use to show a good way to start collecting. A type set offered a chance to learn about and own various denominations and designs, and explore how coin motifs at the U.S. Mint evolved over the years. This method of collecting included major and minor changes to a motif, or even adjustments in weight or composition that altered a coin’s design in some way.​

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

One of the highlights of our August Official United States Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is a Fr.187j 1880 $1000 Legal Tender Note from the Tarzan Collection. Just 14 examples are known of this Lyons-Treat signed variety, all but one which are privately held and available to collectors. A single example resides in the collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

If you joined us last week for Stack's Bowers Galleries Test Your Knowledge, then you had the opportunity to answer what the banknote shown above was. We asked what the year, type and Freidberg Number were. The correct answer is an 1863 Legal Tender Note, Fr. 150.​

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

Stack's Bowers Galleries' monumental June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction of World and Ancient Coins offers over 2,700 lots of ancient and world coins and medals. Among this array of interesting and eclectic material is a selection of attractively toned silver crowns and minors that will appeal to aficionados of iridescence. These modestly-estimated "rainbow toners" emanate from various countries around the world and are sure to attract attention. ​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

In our June 9th Collectors Choice Online Auction, we will be offering five toned Redfield Collection Morgan silver dollars. Below is a list of the coins, as well as links to the lot listing pages. Take a moment to review these and the other coins in our June CCO at StacksBowers.com.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know that professionals in the coin hobby come from very different backgrounds? Often those of us who work in numismatics are asked: “Did you have to go to school to learn about coins?” Or, “How did you get your start in the business?” There are many and varied answers, but as a rule, the numismatic hobby and profession do not require a specific background. ​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries California office relocated to new headquarters at the end of 2020. The move from Santa Ana to Costa Mesa, California provided the team with more space, storage, and security. One of the final facets of the move is nearing completion: a full-service Auction Studio where Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be able to host auctions. This studio gives us ample space for bidders and consignors to attend our lot viewing and our auctions.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries has a Glossary of Terms on their website? This glossary is designed to help both newcomers and seasoned collectors identify common phrases and words used within the collecting community. For example, do you know what “Accolated” means? Accolated means an overlapped impression, as with two or more portraits on the face of a coin. Example: The 1900 Lafayette commemorative silver dollar bears the accolated portraits of Washington and Lafayette.​​

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